Filming location in The Lord of the Rings Series

Filming Location
Frodo and Sam part with the Fellowship

Frodo makes the decision to journey to Mordor alone, but Sam’s loyalty leads him to follow Frodo into the river, almost drowning in the process. This dramatic scene was filmed at the picturesque lake on the South Island in New Zealand. For the exact filming location, continue reading or click on the map pointer in the navigation area.

“I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. “Don’t you leave him Samwise Gamgee.” And I don’t mean to.”

Samwise Gamgee

Where did they film the scene where Frodo and Sam part from the fellowship?

The tranquil lake that portrayed the river Anduin, where the fellowship went ashore, is known as North Mavora Lake. This lake is part of Mavora Lakes Park, situated to the west of Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hint: For the exact map location, click the map pointer icon in the navigation area at the top.

How to get to the Mavora Lakes Park?

Mavora Lakes Park is west of the resort town of Queenstown, a famous tourist center on the South Island. If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings and wish to visit more filming locations, Queenstown is an ideal base.

Reaching the park requires a 2.5-hour drive from Queenstown, but the scenic beauty of Mavora Park is well worth the effort. Campers will also find a convenient camping area at the south end of North Mavora Lake.

The scenes filmed at North Mavora Lake:

The fellowship goes ashore (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
The fellowship of the ring paddles towards the Anduin shore. Aragorn decides to wait for nightfall to cross the river towards Mordor. Although Legolas feels restless and suggests continuing, Aragorn’s caution prevails. Legolas remains uneasy, sensing something approaching.

Frodo and Sam part with the fellowship (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Frodo, troubled by recent events, resolves to go to Mordor alone. Sam tries to stop him but ends up nearly drowning. Frodo rescues Sam, and they continue together, united by Sam’s unwavering promise to stay by Frodo’s side.

Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli decide to save Merry and Pippin (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
The remaining fellowship members choose to rescue Merry and Pippin from the orcs, allowing Frodo and Sam to continue their journey.

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