Kaitoke Regional Park, home of the elves of Rivendell!
Mt. Victoria, Wellington! This forrested mountain area was used to depict the Hobbiton Woods. Run down the trails and hide from your friends, just as Frodo and company hid from the Black Rider during the Fellowship of the Ring!
The Weta Cave! Located in Miramar, this is where all the magic happens that brings the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and many other movies to life!
Upon Mount Sunday sat the city of Edoras, the main city of the Rohan people. While the actual set has been cleared away, this is still a beautiful location for LotR fans and nature lovers alike.
Mackenzie Country! In this area, the epic battle of Pelennor Fields was filmed! It is located on private land but a tour can be arranged in the nearby town of Twizel.
Takaka Hill, otherwise known as Chetwood Forest! This is where Ranger 'Strider' led the hobbits through the rough country east of Bree to try and escape the Black Riders.
Explore Methedras in the Wizards Vale. Mt Earnslaw in Mount Aspiring National Park provided Peter Jackson with a perfect backdrop for Isengrad.
The Putangirua Pinnacles! Located in the Wairarapa region, this is where Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli sought the Paths of Death to find ghostly aid for the battle at Minas Tirith.
Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt, Wellington region! During filming, this park was transformed into the Gardens of Isengard!
The Hutt River, know as Anduin River in Middle Earth.