Putangirua Pinnacles, Dimholt Road in "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" movie, Aorangi Ranges, North Island, New Zealand.
The Putangirua Pinnacles were featured as the Dimholt Road in the "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" motion picture. When ocean levels were much higher 7 to 9 million years ago, the Aorangi Ranges were an island which deposited large alluvial fans at the seashore. Conglomerate rock formed in layers. Erosion over the past several thousand years created a badlands of earth pillars (or hoodoos) at the head of this valley in the Aorangi Ranges.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download