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Hobbit AUJ Filming Locations - Small Update


Apr 11 2013, 12:18am

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Hobbit AUJ Filming Locations - Small Update Can't Post

Silly, geeky excitement over an update on Google Maps. Noted an image update for 28 April 2012 for the location where the Trollshaws was filmed.

Denize Bluffs, Mangaotaki, NZ

The service roads are plainly visible in this image. It is on private property, as I understand, and permission must likely be obtained before venturing to the location.

Added also:

Sutherland Falls, Fiordland National Park, NZ

David's Knoll, Fiordland National Park, NZ

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(This post was edited by ceppault on Apr 11 2013, 12:23am)

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Apr 11 2013, 12:42am

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you can see those limestone cliffs either side of State Highway 3 as you drive along, and there's a public rest stop there too. You won't see the actual film location (that's towards the coast from the highway) but you do see some of those same spectacular cliffs.

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Apr 11 2013, 12:57am

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Thank you for the descriptions. Unlikely I will be able to see it myself any time soon.

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Apr 11 2013, 2:28pm

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I thought that the eagles scene looked a lot like Fiordland. I have a short DVD film showing various parts of Fiordland, as taken from a helicopter and those scenes in the Hobbit reminded me of this. It is seriously beautiful but also seriously remote- unless you have a helicopter or are an extreme hiker! Sadly, I fall into neither category...
Thanks for posting these locations

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