Lake Pukaki (Depicted as Shores Of Laketown)
Canterbury, New Zealand (Depicted As Middle Earth)
As Seen in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies
DESCRIPTION: In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Bilbo forgoes his peaceful village life for the rugged terrain of the Shores of Laketown to fight the evil Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). With its other-wordly glacier-fed blue water, finely ground rock, and snow capped peaks, Lake Pukaki in Canterbury, New Zealand is the perfect backdrop for a Middle Earth showdown. Scroll down to see more film locations identifed from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.