10 epic Middle Earth locations that really exist in New Zealand

In looking for something else, I found this article – 10 epic Middle Earth locations that really exist in New Zealand: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/oceania/new-zealand/articles/real-life-new-zealand-filming-locations-that-starred-in-the-hobbit-middle-earth/.

1. Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, Wairarapa

Also known as: Paths of the Dead

2. Mount Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park

Also known as: Mount Doom

3. Matamata, Waikato

Also known as: Hobbiton*

4. Fiordland National Park, Te Anau

Also known as: Fangorn Forest

5. Kawarau Gorge, Central Otago

Also known as: Anduin River

6. Mount Sunday, Canterbury

Also known as: Edoras

7. Lake Pukaki, Canterbury

Also known as: Laketown

8. Piopio, Waitomo

Also known as: Trollshaws Forest**

9. Pelorus River

Also known as: Forest River

10. Mt Ruapehu, Turoa

Also known as: Hidden Bay

*Hobbiton – Hobbiton, New Zealand Google Maps

Tours: https://www.newzealand.com/ar/plan/business/hobbiton-movie-set-tours/

**Trollshaws Forest – Trollshaws Forest Location Hobbit Themed Tours – Google Maps


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