Mt Sunday (E6)

Mt Sunday, Edoras in Lord of the Rings, Kingdom of Rohan, Mt Somers, New Zealand.

GPS: -43.547375° 170.907642°

Mt Somers, Ashburton Lakes, Mt Sunday overview

Mt Somers, Ashburton Lakes, Mt Sunday overview

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Ashburton Lakes Mt Sunday overview

Ashburton Lakes Mt Sunday overview

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The roadside view as you approach Mt Sunday and Mt Potts Station. This is morning light!

The roadside view as you approach Mt Sunday and Mt Potts Station. This is morning light!

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The roadside view as you approach Mt Sunday and Mt Potts Station. This is late afternoon light!

The roadside view as you approach Mt Sunday and Mt Potts Station. This is late afternoon light!

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Mt Sunday and the Southern Alps as seen from the access road into the area.

Mt Sunday and the Southern Alps as seen from the access road into the area.

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Mt Sunday/Edoras

Mt Sunday/Edoras

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Mt Sunday carpark trailhead.

Mt Sunday carpark trailhead.

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Mt Sunday DoC signage with Mt Sunday being the rocky bump in mid-photo.

Mt Sunday DoC signage with Mt Sunday being the rocky bump in mid-photo.

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Swingbridge on Mt Sunday track.

Swingbridge on Mt Sunday track.

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Mt Sunday trig with Southern Alps backdrop.

Mt Sunday trig with Southern Alps backdrop.

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The view west from Mt Sunday, mid-morning sunlight.

The view west from Mt Sunday, mid-morning sunlight.

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The graffiti'd trig atop Mt Sunday.

The graffiti’d trig atop Mt Sunday.

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Close-up of Mt Sunday trig graffiti...illustrating that Mt Sunday was a destination before LOTR made it more famed.

Close-up of Mt Sunday trig graffiti…illustrating that Mt Sunday was a destination before LOTR made it more famed.

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LOTR tour van crossing the stream ford as they drive to the top of Mt Sunday.

LOTR tour van crossing the stream ford as they drive to the top of Mt Sunday.

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Edoras flag and Aragorn's sword wit the LOTR tour group, The tour guides do carry some really neat LOTR locations pix with them.

Edoras flag and Aragorn’s sword wit the LOTR tour group, The tour guides do carry some really neat LOTR locations pix with them.

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LOTR-van tourists playing with LOTR swords atop Edoras location.

LOTR-van tourists playing with LOTR swords atop Edoras location.

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Cement left over atop Mt Sunday from LOTR.

Cement left over atop Mt Sunday from LOTR.

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The stream ford that you have to splash thru if you do my personal Mt Sunday loop walk.

The stream ford that you have to splash thru if you do my personal Mt Sunday loop walk.

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Erewhon Station roadsign a bit past Mt Sunday.

Erewhon Station roadsign a bit past Mt Sunday.

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The moutain cleft where Helm's Deep was CGI'd into. This pic is from near the Erewhon end-of-the-road.

The moutain cleft where Helm’s Deep was CGI’d into. This pic is from near the Erewhon end-of-the-road.

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Clydesdales of Erewhon Station.

Clydesdales of Erewhon Station.

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Clydesdales of Erewhon out for a walk.

Clydesdales of Erewhon out for a walk.

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Edoras info-sheet available at local i-Sites.

Edoras info-sheet available at local i-Sites.

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