Disney’s Pete’s Dragon has been brought back to life using spectacular New Zealand locations as the backdrop. The film was shot over both New Zealand’s main islands, the North and the South, showcasing diverse landscapes. The story about an orphaned boy and his best friend Elliot the dragon is directed by David Lowery and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, New Zealand’s own Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford. Disney’s Pete’s Dragon fans who want to transport themselves into the film by visiting the real locations used in the movie can explore New Zealand and go on their own adventure!
From the Rotorua Redwoods Forest where Pete come across his mysterious new friend, to the Battle Hill Farm Park where Pete makes the leap off a cliff only to land on Elliot’s back. Pay a visit or two to New Zealand’s capital city Wellington, hugely popular tourist destination Queenstown, Glenorchy and Paradise on the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu, the small South Island town of Tapanui which is renowned for its incredible fishing in rivers brimming with brown trout and salmon, as well as other stunning picturesque locations in the movie. To start planning your magical journey a la Pete’s Dragon, please visit www.newzealand.com/id for more information.