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Thursday, December 22, 2011

An Unexpected Journey: Quint on the set of The Hobbit Part 6 – Good Morning, Koro. Published at: Dec 20, 2011 9:25:12 PM CST

Ohakune was our destination and was to serve as two locations within Middle Earth. One of these locations was up on Mount Ruapehu, which is the tallest mountain in the North Island and very sacred lands to the local Maori Iwi (tribes). They filmed quite a lot of the Mount Doom scenes in Lord of the Rings, such as Sam carrying Frodo up the cliffs, on other parts of the mountain, but this particular area was new ground for the production. That’s not to say that Ruapehu is Mt. Doom, which is a common misunderstanding amongst touring LOTR geeks.http://www.aintitcool.com/node/52353

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