Mount Owen was the location in which represented Dimrill Dale and Moria in Peter Jackson's first of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring. When the characters led by Aragorn leave Moria they emerge onto a rocky plateau. Mt Owen, at 6150 feet above sea level, is the highest point in the Kahurangi National Park.
Fly by helicopter from our Nelson base to the National Park and enjoy spectacular views of this unique landscape. As water flows over these limestone rocks, it slowly dissolves them. Cracks and other natural lines of weakness grow larger. Beneath Mt Owen there are many caves, including New Zealand’s longest – Bulmer Cavern.
Allow 1.5 hours (approx 1 hour flight). Minimum passenger numbers apply.