The Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson’s trilogy based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien showcases the epic fantasy adventure of a Hobbit’s journey to destroy the “one ring to rule them all”. One of the most heavily-researched book adaptations and longest film trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King) has also seen the creation of The Hobbit trilogy as a prequel.
2001, 2002, 2003
$2.91 billion (combined)
Landmarks and Locations
- Tongariro National Park – The land of Mordor
- Matamata – Hobbiton
- The Putangirua Pinnacles – The Paths of the Dead
- Mount Sunday – Edoras
- Mount Victoria, Wellington – Hobbiton Woods
Why You Should Visit
The films are jam-packed with beautiful panoramic scenery and memorable scenes that make visiting New Zealand a must-do for any die-hard Lord of the Rings fans. Not to mention, a brand-new TV series comes out in 2019.