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Mount Ngauruhoe is an active stratovolcano or composite cone in New Zealand popular with climbers and sight seekers alike.

Mount Doom is located in the northwest of the Black Land of Mordor and close to Barad-dûr. The one ring was forged by Sauron here.

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The Tongariro National Park, in the Central North Island is the oldest national park in New Zealand and encircles the volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.

Surrounded by mountain ranges, arranged in a rough rectangle, Mordor is the region controlled by Sauron, in the southeast of north-western Middle-earth.

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The grounds of Fernside lodge, which offers historic Georgian style housing, is around two miles from Featherston, Wairarapa.

A vast woodland valley situated between the misty mountains, home to the remaining elves in Middle Earth. The effects of time are slowed in Lothlorien.

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Kaitoke Regional Park covers over 2,860 hectares of foothill in the Tararua Ranges.

An Elven realm within Middle Earth located in Eastern Eriador on the edge of a narrow gorge of the river Bruinen. Rivendell is hidden in the foothills of the Misty Mountains.

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Dry Creek Quarry is a minors’ complex found at the bottom of Haywards Hill in Wellington.

A large valley in the north Western Ered Nimrais, home of the fortress of the Hornburg, scene of the epic battle of helms deep.

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Hakatere Conservation Park: 60,000 hectares of rugged mountain country, tussocklands, beech forest and sparkling clear rivers and lakes between two mighty rivers the Rakaia and Rangitata.

The capital of Rohan and home to Meduseld, the hall of King Theoden. Built by Rohan's second King, Brego son of Eorl the Young.

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Situated at the foot of the Southern Alps, Ben Ohau is a high country sheep station that is actually private land.

The location of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields and situated next to the city of Minas Tirith, the penultimate battle in the lord of the Rings film series.

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The majority was shot by a ford in Arrowtown, near the city centre, whilst flooding scenes were shot at Skippers Canyon and the Shotover River that’s based there.

A great ford which allows crossing of the Bruinen River when travelling on the great east road. It is in this location Frodo had to fight off Black Riders whom launched a surprise attack.

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Kepler Mire, also known as the ‘Dismal Swamp’, is located east of Lake Manapouri, is the largest wetland in the Te Anau.

The principal entrance to Mordor, a deadly place with dead bodies below the surface. Frodo and Sam had to travel across the marshes to reach Mordor.