LOTR places to see

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1. Posted by lunaml (Budding Member 2 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hi! I'm going to NZ in 2008 and wanted to know if there are any good tours that show you places filmed in LOTR? Thanks!

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 5413 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I'm sure there are many tours but I did this one which I thought was pretty good:
it starts at Matamata which is near Hamilton.
Hope this helps.

3. Posted by Rinzi (Budding Member 8 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!


I didn't do any tours in New Zealand but we did visit DeerPark Heights about 5km north east of Queenstown on the way to the remarkables.

Theres a map you can get when you enter the park that tells you the locations and what scenes were filmed there.
The views of the remarkables and around Queenstown are amazing. I really reccomend a visit if you get time.

Hope that helps

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

If you do the Dart River Safari at Glenorchy you see a few good locations, including Isengard and a good view of the Snowy Mountains! Also it happens to be one of the most beautiful places going, and it's not too far from Queenstown.