Lord of the Rings
Mount Cook

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. We’ve handpicked some of the best filming locations from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to show you how to experience the real Middle-earth on your New Zealand vacation.

See more about experiencing Lord of the Rings and Hobbit on our tours.

Mount Cook
South Island

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.