6 “THE HOBBIT” Filming Locations That Really Exist in New Zealand
Film Hobbit series based on the story of author J.R. R Tolkien did shedding millions of hearts of the faithful Saturday arts. The monumental landscapes, unexpected details mixed bit fascinating and mysterious made attractive for the story about the adventures of the dwarves in the village of Hobbiton.
So have you ever wondered what the monumental scenes, the beautiful landmarks like the fairy in the film is the product of technology photoshop or real? The answer will be soon here ...
1. PELORUS RIVER
Location: The Pelorous River can be seen from Havelock, Canvastown and along State Highway 6 in the area, Marlborough, South Island.
Pelorus is famous for the underground gold mine, where forests have been devastated by Europeans to mine. Later in 1903, recognized the importance of the landscape here, a landscape protection act was the Government of New Zealand.
In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the epic scene where the dwarves plummet down the river in barrels was filmed down Pelorus River in Marlborough. You can take a kayaking tour to the exact filming location or get the idea of it safely from the river banks!
2. TWIZEL TOWN
Location: Access via State Highway 8, Canterbury, South Island
Twizel provided the scenic backdrop for when the orcs and wargs chase The Company in The Unexpected Journey. It is also the location of Gondor’s battle scene in The Lord of the Rings.
3. EARNSLAW BURN
Location: The Earnslaw Burn Track starts on the left bank of the Earnslaw Burn on the Glenorchy-Paradise Road, 20 minutes from Glenorchy, Otago, South Island.
Remember that time Bilbo and the crew left Rivendell and there were all those pretty waterfalls? Well, that was in the Glenorchy valley of Earnslaw Burn. You can either get there by chopper or hike the 8-12 hour return Earnslaw Burn Track.
4. FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK
Location: Fiordland National Park, Southland, South Island.
The Eagles save Bilbo, Gandalf and the Dwarves then fly over Fiordland National Park, we mean, somewhere in Middle Earth. The best way to enjoy this view would be with a scenic flight taking off from Queenstown, Wanaka, Te Anau, Invercargill or Milford Sound.
Fiordland seems unchanged over time. Here you can admire the landscape on Earth millions of years ago, when that man did not appear. Previously in the 1960s, the Government of New Zealand even to "encourage" the hunted species of Red Deer as they overcrowded and threaten the ecological system of Fiordland.
5. THE HINUERA VALLEY
In the film The Hobbit, Hinuera Valley was used as the demon spiders and forests is situated very far from the village of Hobbits. However in real life, Hinuera Valley is place near Hobbiton for the film school.
Under the Valley, tourists can see a beautiful rainforest with Emerald color and fascinating tales. In the film, a forest named Mirkwood.
6. THE HOBBIT VILLAGE
This must be the most familiar surroundings for those who have ever watched the series about the Hobbit. That is the Hobbiton village, inhabited by the dwarves have height equal to half the normal person.