Mt Sunday

Home of Edoras in the movie The Lord of the Rings

Road to Mt Sunday

About Mt Sunday

Mount Sunday is a stunning site, with expansive views  of the Rangitata River and the surrounding mountains. Carved by glaciers, this hill got its name because boundary riders from the high-country stations would  meet here on Sundays. More recently it was the film site for Edoras in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Interpretation panels explain the importance of our remaining ‘stars’—our native fish and quinnat salmon.In contrast to Mount Sunday, get your tramping boots on and head up the Mount Potts easement track to climb Mount Potts—after the easement, there is no marked route to this high peak (2184 m)

For more information please view more information about the Hakatere Conservation Park supplied by the Department ofConservation.




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The track starts on Hakatere Potts Road, about 48 km west of Mount Somers. Leave Mount Somers on Ashburton Gorge Road, which becomes Hakatere Potts Road.