flickr-free-ic3d pan white

12 Mile Delta

In terms of composition, this is sort of a sister shot to 'Rafters River' — An iconic Queenstown location, this is nearby where the a scene from Lord of the Rings was filmed...


When Sam and Frodo were overlooking the plains before being captured in the second movie, they were in fact situated a few hundred meters to the left of the cliff in the distance of this shot.


The area is known as 12 Mile Delta, and its about 15km out of central Queenstown (the opposite direction from Gibbston Valley). I spent a lot of timer here as a kid, was great to revisit it years later!

1 fave
Taken on December 14, 2010