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Lord of the Rings - Mt Owen, Exit from the Mines of Moria

FLIGHT TIME: 50 MINUTES
TOUR DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
LANDINGS: 1

INCLUDED:

  • Approximately 40 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • 1 x Mountain landing

SIGHTS:

  • Official Lord of the Rings film location!
  • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife
  • Native bush
  • Breathtaking mountain landscapes

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL:

Easy: Suitable for adults, children, and seniors.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Bring your camera!
  • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.
  • All flights are subject to change and weather conditions.

DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION:

Morning/Afternoon departures
Helicopters Nelson Base

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Explore Mt Owen's truly spectacular surroundings

Fly southwest before entering the Kahurangi National Park for a landing on Mt Owen. Filming was undertaken here for 10 days with the result being one of the most moving moments in the film.

It was here, distraught at the loss of Gandalf, the remaining members of the Fellowship escaped the mines and threw 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.

Helicopter Mt Owen
Helicopter Mt Owen
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