Story: Tourist industry

Lord of the rings landscape

Parts of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the rings film trilogy were filmed in dramatic settings in the Lake Wakatipu basin near Queenstown. In this video, Ian Brodie, author of The Lord of the rings location guidebook, points out some of the filming sites. Many tourists are attracted to New Zealand by the diversity of landscapes.

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Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Tourism boom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 11 Mar 2010