Milford Sound, located in the stunning Fiordland region of New Zealand’s South Island, is a popular filming location for movies due to its incredible natural beauty.
Here are some movies that have been filmed at Milford Sound and surrounding Fiordland National Park.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
Directed by Peter Jackson, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was shot in various locations across New Zealand, including Milford Sound. The location was used to create some of the most iconic scenes from the trilogy, such as the Fellowship’s journey through the Misty Mountains and their descent into the Mines of Moria.
The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)
Also directed by Peter Jackson, the Hobbit Trilogy was filmed in Milford Sound. The location was used to create the stunning scenery for several scenes, including the dwarves and Bilbo’s escape from the goblin tunnels and the thrilling barrel escape down the river.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
This fantasy film, based on the classic book series by C.S. Lewis, was partly filmed in Milford Sound. The location was used to create the magical and awe-inspiring world of Narnia, with the Pevensie children entering the world through a wardrobe.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
The sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise was partially filmed in Milford Sound. The location was used to create a fictional valley in Kashmir, where Ethan Hunt and his team go to stop a nuclear attack.
Alien: Covenant (2017)
This science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott was partially filmed in Milford Sound. The location was used to create the alien planet where the Covenant crew lands.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
The sixth installment in the X-Men film series was partially filmed in Milford Sound. The location was used to create a fictional fishing village in Japan where Logan, aka Wolverine, goes to find an old friend.
Milford Sound’s stunning landscapes and natural beauty have made it a popular filming location for movies, and it continues to attract filmmakers and tourists from all over the world.