By Ian Brodie
New Zealand's popularity as an international film making destination means movie buffs are spoiled for choice when it comes to film locations to visit.
It's New Zealand's breathtaking landscapes and scenery that are the silent stars of the films, not only attracting film makers from around the world, but truly bringing the films to life.
Step into another world and visit the many Lord of the Rings filming locations. Make Middle‑earth™ a reality. Find out more.
The Hobbit Trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand, throughout locations in both the North and South Islands. Ever asked yourself "where is Mount Doom"? Find out here.
Discover the mythical landscapes of Narnia in some of the most stunning New Zealand locations.
Oscar-winning Kiwi director Peter Jackson recreated New York in his home town of Wellington, New Zealand, for his 2005 remake of the film classic King Kong.
Filming for The World's Fastest Indian movie took place in Southland’s main centre - Invercargill, which played host to the film crew during the New Zealand portion of the film.
You won’t find Japan in Taranaki, but you will find the scenery and adventures that kept the cast and crew of The Last Samurai captivated on their days off.