The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Filming Locations

Hinuera, Waikato, New Zealand
Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Ashburton Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Waikato, New Zealand
Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand
Paradise, Otago, New Zealand
Desert Road, Waikato, New Zealand
Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Southland, New Zealand
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Filming Dates

11 October 1999 - 22 December 2000
2003
March 2004

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Filming Locations


Amon Hen

Paradise, Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Southland, New Zealand

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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the Paths of the Dead

Putangirua Pinnacles, Wairarapa region, North Island, New Zealand

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the wasteland of Mordor

Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, Central Plateau, New Zealand

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the Battle of the Black Gate

Rangipo Desert, Waiouru, Tongariro National Park, Central Plateau, New Zealand

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Hobbiton interiors and Grey Havens scenes

Stone Street Studios, Stone Street, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

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Hobbiton

Hinuera Valley, Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

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Emyn Muil

Tongariro National Park, Central Plateau, New Zealand

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Minas Tirith

Dry Creek Quarry, Wellington, New Zealand

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

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Edoras

Mt. Potts Station, Erewhon, Canterbury, New Zealand

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studio

Camperdown Studios, Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

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Lothlórien

Fernside, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand

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