The NZ Herald has two stories (one featured below) on the real life locations that are expected to play a role in filming of ‘The Hobbit’ films. This latest article reveals that a popular destination, Aratiatia Rapids, will be closed for four days during the peak tourist season for filming. The story further discusses other rumored and confirmed filming locations. We’d love to get your feedback on the choice of filming locations and what scene you think would fit with each. Sound off in our forums, comments or on Facebook! [Read More]


  1. lake Benmore would be perfect for lake town, very little development around it and great scenery, the is already an abandoned film set there.

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