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Kaitoke Regional Park, North Island

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Kaitoke Regional Park is a Wellington Regional park located in Kaitoke, New Zealand, past Upper Hutt. The park is adjacent to the Hutt water collection area and comprises mostly native bush. The most popular loop walk in the park leads through the valley of the Upper Hutt River. It was opened in 1983.The park was the filming location for exterior shots of Rivendell for the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
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  • Actually, there is a well done monument to the filming of lotr. The day before, while on Mount Victoria in Wellington I heard someone complain that Rivendell (you did know that was mostly filmed here ...  more »
  • Loved the gorgeous scenery in this park. Visited the area which was the actual film location for Rivendell in Lord of the Rings. A wonderful experience!  more »
  • a sunny spring day we decided to go for a wAlk in the park by the river. Lots of people took the opportunity too. Decided to take a look at the Rivendell gate that's been installed for awhile now ther...  more »
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  • The park was beautiful, but the Rivendell part was a disappointment
  • Very spacious, good for picnics with a large number of people. However, there aren't many tables and the available tables are placed far away from each other. The Riverdell is also located here
  • Really nice for a sunny day. You will be able to discover one of the film set Location for Rivendell in The Lord of the rings movies.
  • Fantastic park with expansive native bush ~45 minutes from Wellington city.
  • Visit Rivendell! Lots of information and such on the sets and film location. A beautiful park for a walk and a picnic. Offers camping as well.