Many of our friends are big fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of
movies that came out over the last few years. Many of the most
beautiful, memorable locations were filmed in New Zealand, the home
country of Peter Jackson, the director of LotR.
The best coverage I've seen of the locations where filming was
done is at the Lord
of the Rings Travel Guide
, where they document a lot about the
movie production. I'm going to borrow his map and list out some of the
sites where we will be, and the locations where they were seen in the
movies. But check out their site - it's really neat.
- Fangorn Forest, and parts of other areas such as
Lothlorien, Isengard and Amon Hen.
Lake Wakatipu, which is near Queenstown - parts of Lothlorien and the
- The Dead Marshes, as well as other scenes of the river Anduin