- Owen River
- Landmarks & Hotspots
At 1875m, Mt Owen is one of the most remote locations in the Kahurangi National Park, as well as the highest peak.
Whilst it is possible to hike to the summit of Mt Owen, many people prefer to fly in via helicopter. Yet another iconic film site for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogies, this is the place where the fellowship escaped the Mines of Moria in the Fellowship of the Ring.
A stunning landscape of glaciated marble karst with picturesque views over Tasman and Golden Bay, Mount Owen is a magical location that not many people will get to experience in their lifetime.
Photo credits: (1) www.nelsontasman.nz, (2-3) Helicopters Nelson.