The Actual Lord Of the Rings Casting Locations in Real Life

Published 8 years ago

The thrilling Lord of the Rings movie was filmed in a beautiful land with extensive green fields. This beautiful location is Middle-Earth, located in New-Zealand.

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Fiordland

Fiordland

This land was featured in the trilogy as the Fangorn Forest with River Anduin. River Waiau which is located between Manapouri and Te Anau was filmed at River Anduin. The mountain peaks that can be seen from this area were used to represent Rivendell. To access this area, one can use the Takara road. Both sides of the road were used to depict Fangorn Forest.

Waikato District

Waikato District

This is the home to the Hobbiton. This is the most famous location for the movie and “an absolute must for Lord of the Rings fans that want to see the films majestic sights”, as stated by The Road Trip. The “homes’ were rejuvenated so that they can look like an actual place you could find the hobbits.

Southern Lakes

Southern Lakes

Many scenes were cast in this region. Therefore, driving through these areas one a nostalgic feeling of being on a site where a significant piece of art was created. Some of the areas featured are the Glenorchy village and the slopes of Mount Earnslaw.

Arrowtown was also featured on the arrow river in the Ford of Bruinen. The pillars of the king (Anduin d Argonath) can be seen clearly from the Chard Far. To view all these spectacular views drive Crown Range Road, to Cardrona Valley then to Mount Cardon. From these points, you can have a panoramic view of the Middle-Earth.

Mount Sunday

Mount Sunday

The mountain is found in the Ashburton and was featured as Edoras. Edoras was the city of the Rohan people. One can have a spectacular view of a place which was once a centre piece of art. For a perfect view, one can walk from the Hakatere Road.

Nelson

Nelson

The areas from Nelson drive to Takata Hill was the filming location for Chetwood Forest. It is here in the Chetwood Forest where the strider directed the hobbits when escaping the black riders. An aerial view of this place can help one to see the Nelson Lake, Kahurangi and the Abel Tasma. However, when driving one can access the tree locations since they are just a few miles apart.

Twizel

Twizel

The battle of the Pelennor Fields took place here. This battle saw thousands of Orcs clashed with Gondor men. This scene was acted on the grassy fields of Mackenzie country, which is just next to Twizel town.

Wellington

Wellington

Mount Victoria in Wellington was featured several times in the film. The Kaitoke Regional Park is featured as Rivendell. This is where Frodo recovered after he had been attacked using a knife. The mountain was featured as Hobbiton Woods. The Hobbits used the forested areas of the mountain to hide from the black riders. The Hutt River played as River Andin while Harcourt Park was featured as the Gardens of Isengard.

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