The Ashburton District offers some of the most stunning film locations - in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island
The Ashburton District has some unique natural resources and scenic product, all within short travelling distances and generally easy accessibility. Large forests, towering high country mountain ranges, braided rivers, stunning back country locations and colourful plains, all combine to provide producers with some of the best scenic film opportunities in New Zealand.
Films which have included some of Ashburton District's natural scenic resources include Snakeskin and the internationally huge The Lord of the Rings. Many television commercials have also been filmed in various locations around the district.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Ashburton District Tourism office to receive more information on film site locations, including film industry support services in the Ashburton District.