Middle-earth News: There are so many fantastic scene locations in The Hobbit films. Is there a particular set location you would love to revisit, and if so, why?
Mark Hadlow: The Hobbit is shot in New Zealand, every location was outstanding and it is breathtaking. Probably the most stunning was Mt. Ruapehu, it was just amazing what the production company had done to preserve the rare ground cover that we were filming on. Scaffolding erected to protect rare moss to get to and from set. And when we were filming to see as far as the eye could see in the Tongariro National Park, one of 28 World Heritage Parks, you knew that this was a special place, not just because we were filming here, but it’s ground is sacred and has great WAIRUA (spirit) for its local Iwi.
Tomorrow: Find out which films most inspired Mark Hadlow on The 12 Days of Dori – Day 10.
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