Lord of the Rings Film Locations
When Peter Jackson set out on his search to find some of New Zealand's most extraordinary settings for filming the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, it's no wonder he stumbled upon Nelson Tasman.
Home to seven film locations used in these world-famous movies, the regions stunning natural landscapes are certainly popular amongst the trilogy fans, in the same way they were for Peter Jackson back then.
It wasn't just the scenery that attracted him to Nelson Tasman, but also the artisanal talent of Jens Hansen The Ringmaker. Jens designed and created more than 40 beautifully handcrafted pieces for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, including the renowned 'One Ring'. Situated in Nelson Central, right beside The Rutherford Hotel, you can witness the passion, dedication and craftsmanship of the jewellers first hand in their gallery and workshop and browse some of their unique pieces.
And if you're looking to do a tiki-tour of the New Zealand film sites, you've come to the right place. Tick them off using the list below to plan your visit to Nelson Tasman, or jump right in with our Lord of the Rings itinerary.