New Zealand, Travel

LOTR New Zealand Comparisons

Our adventure in New Zealand was amazing! We are huge LOTR fans and visited many of the filming locations for the Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, and Rings of Power. Here’s a compilation of all our comparison pictures.

Film locations we visited on the North and South Island in the order we traveled to them:

Hobbiton (Matamata)

See more on our Hobbiton blog.

Trollshaw Forest (Hairy Feet Waitomo)

See more on our Waitomo blog.

Rhovanion Stranger/Harfoot from Rings of Power (Hairy Feet Waitomo)

See more on our Waitomo blog.

Mount Doom/Mordor/Emyn Muil (Tongariro National Park / Mead’s Wall)

See more on our Tongariro National Park blog.

Gollum’s Pool (Tawhai Falls)

See more on our Tongariro National Park blog.

Smeagol Catches a Fish (Mangawhero Falls)

See more on our Tongariro National Park blog.

Rivendell (Kaitoke Regional Park)

See more on our Upper Hutt blog.

River Anduin (Hutt River)

See more on our Upper Hutt blog.

Isengard Gardens (Harcourt Park)

See more on our Upper Hutt blog.

Outer Shire (Mount Victoria)

See more on our Mount Victoria blog.

Edoras and Helm’s Deep (Mount Sunday)

See more on our Mount Sunday blog.

Minas Tirith (Mount Cook National Park)

See more on our Minas Tirith blog.

Pelennor Fields (Twizel)

See more on our Twizel – Pelennor Fields blog.

Argonath (Kawarau Gorge)

See more on our Kawarau Gorge blog.

Ithilien (Twelve Mile Delta)

See more on our Twelve Mile Delta blog.

Isengard (Arcadia Station in Paradise)

See more on our Paradise blog.

Beorn’s House (Arcadia Station in Paradise)

See more on our Paradise blog

Entrance to Khazad-dûm in Rings of Power (Earnslaw Burn)

See more on our Earnslaw Burn blog.

Disaster of the Gladden Fields (Arrow River Bridges Trail)

See more on our Queenstown / Arrowtown blog.

Exit from Mines of Moria (Drimrill Dale of the Remarkables)

See more on our Remarkables blog.

Rohan (Deer Park Heights)

See more on our Deer Park Heights blog.

Ford of Bruinen (Skipper’s Canyon)

See more on our Skippers Canyon blog.

Lake-town (Lake Pukaki)

See more on our Lake Pukaki blog.

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