Middle Earth

Take a journey through the most Middle Earth in New Zealand

Middle Earth


Dart River Jet offers a stimulating not-to-be-missed journey into the Dart River Valley where mythology, heritage & fantasy meet reality. Immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from Middle Earth, Narnia, Wolverine and many other popular movies that relied on this stunning backdrop to backstop the action.

Beorn site closeupBeorn Hobbit film set under Mt EarnslawWhether on a Dart River Funyak or Wilderness Jet trip, you can experience an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. Among other amazing sites, you will get to see some of the spectacular scenery featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

Experience the untouched world that brought the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies to life, with some of the most amazing scenery from around the world.

In Paradise view the Red Beech trees of Lothlorien or the hillocks that hosted Beorn's house in the recently released Hobbit: the desolation of Smaug.  Behind them the Misty Mountains rear their heads and the Greenwood spreads.  

Ian Brodie, author of the official Lord of the Rings Guidebook and the commented "that there is more Middle Earth in Glenorchy than any other part of New Zealand"  So see for yourself with the only operators on the Dart River.soon to be released (October 2014) official guide to The Hobbit trilogy 

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