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'''New Zealand as Middle-earth''' is a series of interactive documentaries, appearing on the [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Special Extended DVD Edition|extended editions of ''The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Special Extended DVD Edition|''The Two Towers'']] and ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended DVD Edition|The Return of the King]]''. It shows footage of several filming locations.
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[[Image:NewZealandinTFOTR.jpg|250px|thumb|right|New Zealand primary filming locations for the [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|''Fellowship of the Ring'']]]]
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'''New Zealand as Middle-earth''' is a series of interactive documentaries, appearing on the [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)|extended editions of ''The Fellowship of the Ring'']], [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition)|''The Two Towers'']] and [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition)|''The Return of the King'']]. It shows footage of several filming locations.
  
 
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==The Return of the King==
 
==The Return of the King==
 
==References==
 
==References==
*''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Special Extended DVD Edition]]'', Disc 3: The Appendices part One.
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*[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' (extended edition)]], Disc 3: The Appendices part One.
*''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Special Extended DVD Edition]]'', Disc 3: The Appendices part Three.
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*[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' (extended edition)]], Disc 3: The Appendices part Three.
*''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended DVD Edition]]'', Disc 3: The Appendices part Five.
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*[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'' (extended edition)]], Disc 3: The Appendices part Five.
  
 
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New Zealand primary filming locations for the Fellowship of the Ring

New Zealand as Middle-earth is a series of interactive documentaries, appearing on the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. It shows footage of several filming locations.

Contents

The Fellowship of the Ring

Hobbiton

  • Matamata. A field outside Matamata, a small town in the North Island, was a minor filming location for external Bag End and Shire scenes and possibly for Bilbo's party
  • Keeling Farm, Manukau
  • Otaki Totara Forest
  • Wellington

Weathertop

  • Port Wikato. In that hilly location nothing was built. Peter Jackson's crew left the hill untouched and used it for external background scenes and allso for the hollow scene, where Aragorn and the Hobbits camp for the night.
  • Te Anau
  • Wellington. For the fight with the Nazgûl scene, filmed in studio.

Ford of Bruinen

  • Arrowtown
  • Tarras, Wanaka
  • Queenstown

Rivendell

  • Kaitoke, Regional Park

Lothlorien

  • Paradise, Glenorchy. There was filmed the scene where The Fellowship enters Lothlorien.
  • Fernside, Featherston. In this area was shot the departure from lorien scene, due to its colorful trees and beautiful river.

River Anduin

  • Kawarau river

where the Argonath scene was shot

  • Queenstown
  • Poet's corner, Upper Hutt
  • Kaitoke, regional Park

Amon Hen

  • Mavora Lakes. This is the place where the scene with the fellowship leaving the boats was shot
  • Paradise, Glenorchy

Where the fight against the Uruk-hai and the death of Boromir were shot

  • Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Where an Amon Hen ruin was built and used for some scenes

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

References