New Zealand – The Lord of the Rings

Hobbiton, New Zealand
Hobbiton, New Zealand

I guess, everyone knows (more or less) The Lord of the Rings novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien, or at least people watched the movies that were made in New Zealand. Because of that, New Zealand became also a popular travel destination for the fans of The Lord of the Rings.

In general, it’s a nice idea to visit places that appear in a movie. In New Zealand, we visited a few of them. And even more, we watched there the first part of the Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey! 🙂

Have you ever visited some places only because you know them from books or movies?

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Wydaje mi się, ża każdy słyszał o „Władcy Pierścieni”, powieści napisanej przez J. R. R. Tolkiena. Szczególny po tym, gdy nakręcono filmy na podstawie jej i Hobbita. Filmy zachęciły wielu fanów Trylogii do odwiedzenia Nowej Zelandii, a przede wszystkim miejsc gdzie były nagrywane poszczególne sceny.

Uważam, że to bardzo fajny rodzaj turystyki, w poszukiwaniu miejsc które znamy z filmów, czy książek. Odwiedziliście kiedyś takie miejsca?

W Nowej Zelandii dotarliśmy do kilku miejsc związanych z „Władcą Pierścieni”, co więcej wybraliśmy się do kina, gdyż akurat wyświetlali pierwszą część Hobbita! 🙂

83 thoughts on “New Zealand – The Lord of the Rings”

  1. New Zealand is somewhere we intend to visit in the next few years. It does look beautiful. I’ve never visited anywhere just because it featured in a film or book, but when we went into the Sahara, we did visit the caves where part of the first ever Star Wars film was made and the Roman amphitheatre where part of Gladiator was filmed. ?

    1. I think you’ll enjoy kiwi-accent 😉 I like that they pronounce “e” as “e”, however sometimes it’s a bit confusing 🙂

  2. I do want to visit New Zealand and I definitely want to visit Hobbiton village once being there :-D. But in general I cannot recall ever choosing destination because of a book or a movie.

    1. I remember, e.g., walking in NYC and then recalling some movies scenes, it’s also nice:)

  3. No nie, to miejsce mnie kompletnie zbiło z tropu. Ta Nowa Zelandia jest niesamowita, cały czas inne widoki. Ja tam chcę pojechać! Ale mam dość głupie pytanie – jak tam wygląda sprawa z pająkami? Często się je spotyka ? I w budynkach też ?

    1. powiem tak, Australia jest pełna “zabójczej zwierzyny” (różne owady, stworzenia pływające itp. itd), a Nowa Zelandia nie ma nic z tych rzeczy, stąd takie “bezbronne kiwi” może tam żyć 😉

  4. Własnie w tym roku miałam taki plan na wycieczkę do krainy kiwi, trochę popracować a potem zwiedzać. Niestety trochę się w moim życiu osobistym delikatnie namieszało i na razie nici z planów 🙁 ale może kiedyś 🙂

  5. La photo est magnifique et tout est verdoyant.
    Je suis allée à Locronan en France et c’est sur place que j’ai appris que cette jolie ville a servi à tourner plusieurs films (voir dans Wikipédia, la liste est longue) 🙂

    1. Thank you!
      Concerning France, I have to say, I liked to walk in many places and had in mind books of William Wharton 🙂

  6. In the early days of the X-files that were filmed close to home, I recognized the Port Mann Bridge and tried to find the old telephone box in the setting, but never did. I lost interest in the series once it was filmed in California because it didn’t have the mist that Simon Fraser University is often surrounded by that added to the mystery of the series.

    1. It’s a nice story, thank you for sharing it!
      I can also understand why you lost an interest when they changed the place; it’s so easy to get use to something and then miss it…

  7. What a lush place! And what a great experience to see the movie in the country it was filmed.

    The only place I’ve visited, where some of my favourite movies were made, was the Warner Bros. studio in Burbank, California. Does that count?? 🙂

    1. Wszystko w swoim czasie!
      Ja długo marzyłam o Falklandach i w końcu przyszedł na nie czas 🙂
      Pozdrawiam!

  8. I have never visited because of a movie but always find it exciting when we find out we’re standing on a previous filming site!

  9. It’s funny ,I havent read or seen the Lord of the Rings films, yet I know exactly what the scenery of hobbiton should look like just from everyone sharing their amazing NZ photos like these. I should probably make an effort to read the books before traveling here!

  10. Not usually, no. Not a big movie nerd.

    Actually, I believe the Hobbiton is the only such place that I’ve ever been to. It’s a great place to visit and so is New Zealand!

    1. maybe also some other parts of New Zealand? they’re less famous so we can visit them without knowing they have something in common with the movie 🙂

  11. The places where they filmed the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are very gorgeous !!!!
    It must be very cool to visit Hobbiton !!!Hehehe….
    This photo was very beautiful !!!!
    A meow of Bilbo

  12. I first read The Lord of the Rings when I was 10 yrs. old…
    I lost count of how many times I read it!
    In fact, I’d love to go to New Zealand just to see personally these magnificent sceneries that so much resemble those of my little Switzerland!
    Thanks for sharing… have a peaceful day
    Claudine

  13. Mój kolega ze studiów pisze pracę właśnie o turystyce filmowej. Byłam w kilku miejscach, w których kręcono różne filmy, a takim najbardziej znanym miejscem, które można łatwo skojarzyć to Aït Benhaddou w Maroku. 🙂

    1. When we like something a lot, the visit gives us more personal touch and we remember it better, isn’t it? 🙂

  14. certamente, qui in Toscana non c’è che l’imbarazzo della scelta, anche se luoghi già conosciuti, ma rivisitarli dopo che vi è stato girato un film è ancora più divertente, a Volterra per vedere alcune scene el serial dei vampirii Twiligth l’ultimo visto

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