|Lake Wakatipu (The Remarkable Mountains in background) near Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. Photo Image © Karen Toh|
|View of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu & The Remarkables, South Island, New Zealand. |
Photo Image © Karen Toh
In addition, Queenstown and the surrounding area contains many locations used in the Lord of the Rings Film trilogy. For example, Anduin River “Pillars of the Kings” was located on the Kawarau River, which drains the Lake Wakatipu. The Dimrill Dale, the western exit from the dwarven mines of Moria, where the Fellowship camped after the loss of Gandalf, was taken at the Remarkables.
|"Tranquility on the Horizon", Kawarau River, South Island, New Zealand. |
Photo Image © Eden Brackstone
|"Remarkables", Frankton Marina, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. |
Photo Image © Peter Sundstrom