Explore Mt Owen’s truly spectacular surroundings
Fly southwest from Nelson and enter the Kahurangi National Park to land on Mt Owen. Filming was undertaken here for 10 days and the result is one of the most moving moments in the film.
It was here, distraught at the loss of Gandalf, the remaining members of the Fellowship escape the mines and throw themselves to the ground in their grief.
Mt Owen showcases some of the oldest rock in New Zealand and has priceless geological properties. As you ascend a landscape of glaciated marble karst is exposed and you appreciate the challenges for film crew working within the harsh alpine environment.