The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Filming Locations

A Hobbit named Bilbo joins up with a gaggle of dwarves and they head off on an adventure.

Part of the Middle Earth saga
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was filmed in Queenstown in New Zealand.
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Nokomai Bog

Dwarven Flight

After being forced from Erebor, the dwarves trudge through an alpine bog.

Source: YouTube

 

Mararoa Saddle

Thorin on Hilltop

Thorin leads a group of through the wilderness after the destruction of Erebor.

Source: Location Guidebook

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

Bilbo is approached by Gandalf on the front step of Bag End to go on an adventure. When he finally decides to go, he runs through Hobbiton in order to catch up with the dwarves.

Ohutu Station

Outskirts of Hobbiton

Bilbo joins the Company late as they ride their ponies out of Hobbiton at the start of their adventure.

Source: Production Video #6

 

Canaan Downs

Shire Outskirts

Thorin's Company travels out of the Shire on the road to the Trollshaw forest.

Source: Production Video #5

 

Cliff Path near Kaihoka Lakes

Cliff Path in Shire Outskirts

The company rides their ponies down a narrow path leading into a valley.

Source: Location Guidebook

 

Mangaotaki Valley

Trollshaw Forest

Bilbo and the dwarves travel into this forest on their way to Rivendell and encounter a group of trolls.

Source: Production Video #5

 

Strath Taieri

Lonelands

The members of Thorin's Company are chased from the Trollshaw Forest and evade the wargs for a time amongst the rocks.

Source: Production Video #6

Braemar Station

Lonelands

Thorin's Company is chased through the countryside by orcs on wargs and eventually escape into a secret entrance to Rivendell.

Source: Production Video #6

Passburn Valley

Foothills of the Misty Mountains

Thorin's company travels through the countryside on their way to the Misty Mountains.

Earnslaw Burn

Misty Mountains

Thorin's Company travels up the slopes of the Misty Mountains after departing Rivendell.

Source: Production Video #6

Ridge Above Treble Cone Ski Area

Misty Mountains Ridge

The company walks across a mountain ridge on their way through the Misty Mountains after leaving Rivendale.

Source: Production Video #6

 

Sutherland Falls

Misty Mountains Waterfall

At the end of the film, the Eagles fly over a waterfall and dive down into a valley.

Source: YouTube

 

Organ Pipes

Misty Mountains Peaks

After rescuing the company from Azog the eagles fly over a line of tall peaks during sunrise.

Source: Production Guidebook

 

David's Knoll

Carrock

The Eagles deposit the Dwarves on a rocky spire at the end of the film.

 

Near Glenorchy

Wildlands

Exact location of the filming is unknown.

Source: Production Video #6