Dart River Valley and Mount Aspiring National Park are the perfect backdrop to many incredible tales. Quintessential untouched New Zealand scenery which excites directors and audiences alike, and it is found right here in our slice of paradise. It is such a popular filming location, it is often referred to as rural Hollywood!
Since the release of Sir Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Dart River Valley and surrounding alpine areas have played host to a raft of different films and series. Some of those include Hollywood blockbusters such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia, Willow, Tracker, Mission Impossible: Fallout and The Hobbit Triology.
Locally, we have played hosts to TV series including One Lane Bridge and Top of the Lake. You might even recognize the Dart River Bridge from the Coca Cola advert!