The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Filming Locations

Frodo and Sam are joined by Gollum in their quest to destroy the ring in Mordor. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas track down Merry & Pippin to save them from the orcs.

Part of the Middle Earth saga

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was filmed in Queenstown & Wellington in New Zealand.

Mount Earnslaw as Zirak-zigil

In the opening scene, the camera flies around the Mountains of Moria before flying inside the mines.

Source: Location Guidebook

Poolburn as Rohan Village

Saruman sends the Hillmen to attack the villages of the Rohirrim.

Source: Location Guidebook

Kaitoke Regional Park as Fords of Isen

Éomer finds a mortally wounded Théodred in Rohan. The area is visible from the bridge near the Waterworks parking lot.

Source: Location Guidebook

Mount Sunday as Edoras

The capital of Rohan where Gandalf rescues King Theoden from the sway of Saruman and from where the King takes his people to the safety of Helm's Deep.

Deer Park Heights as Warg Attack

The refugees from Rohan are attacked by Orcs on wargs while on their way to Helm's Deep.

Source: Location Guidebook

Havelock River as Helm's Deep

The people of Rohan hold up in Helm's Deep and fight Saruman's orcs army.

Source: Location Guidebook

Dry Creek Quarry as Helm's Deep

The soldiers and refugees from Edoras take cover inside this ancient fortress and hold off the attacks of Saruman's orcs in the Battle of the Hornburg.

Waitarere Forest as Ithilien Wood

Frodo, Sam, and Gollum walk through the forest at the end of the film after leaving Faramir at Osgiliath.

Source: Location Guidebook