New Zealand's stunning landscapes captivated movie fans around the world as the unbilled star of the hugely successful The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The landscapes of Middle‑earth™ came alive after they were featured in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy from 2001-2003. Over 150 real New Zealand  locations were used from the rolling green hills of Matamata in the North Island; Hobbiton, to Queenstown’s snowy jagged mountain peaks; the Remarkables, featured as Dimrill Dale.

How can New Zealand not bewitch anyone who visits

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