Mt Sunday was the set for Edoras, the capital of Rohan and home to Meduseld, the hall of King Theoden. The fortress city was seen in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The production crew took nine months to build the set at the top of sheer cliffs, building Golden Hall and surrounding buildings at the top, with the gatehouse and more buildings at its foot.
Guided tours operate from Christchurch & Methven to Mt Sunday where you can enjoy a picnic lunch, view behind the scenes photos, handle movie replicas, and receive an informative & entertaining commentary from guides. Please contact the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre for more information.
It is also possible to park your car on the side of the road and walk up to Mount Sunday via the Mt Sunday Track for expansive views of the surrounding countryside.