Tolkien’s imaginary world, full of sky-piercing pinnacles, mystical fiords and endearing forests, was brought to life amongst New Zealand’s scenery in the movies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Standing sentinel in the central South Island, Mount Cook – New Zealand’s highest peak – towers over turquoise lakes, glaciers and expansive countryside. It’s a part of New Zealand that is central to captivating Maori legends and the kiwi spirit of adventure.