Top Road Trips Inspired By Films and TV

Feel like taking a road trip through scenery from your favourite films and TV series? Join the influx of tourists who have descended upon these quiet locations made famous by Hollywood. VroomVroomVroom can help you find affordable car rental whether you want to explore the mountains of Middle Earth, or explore the magical castles from Harry Potter.

Canterbury Mountains, New Zealand

Lord of the Rings – New Zealand

Arguably, the most famous movie destination in the world is the country that brought Middle Earth to the big screen. New Zealand‘s landscapes are just as stunning as they appear in the films. Visitors can even visit classic movie locations just as Hobbiton (Matamata), Edoras (Canterbury) or beautiful landscapes from Rivendell (Wellington).

Exterior used for filming of Hogwarts Castle, England

Harry Potter – England

The excitement buzzing around the Harry Potter franchise has now slowed down. More than a decade on, fans are still making their way to iconic filming locations. Start your road trip adventure in London, where you can explore locations such as Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross Station. Although you won’t find an exact replica of Hogwarts Castle, see various castles around England used as inspiration for the films. These include Gloucester Cathedral, Lacock Abbey, Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle.

Highway leading into Atlanta, Georgia

Walking Dead – Georgia, USA

Fans of The Walking Dead will be excited to learn they can explore many filming locations used in the apocalyptic TV series. The show is centered around Atlanta, and visitors may stumble across many familiar sights. Outside of the city, many scenes from the show were also shot in the small Georgia town of Senoia.

Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

Game of Thrones – Northern Ireland

Although you would need to head to Croatia for the beautiful coastal vistas of Kings Landing, you will find plenty of filming spots in Northern Ireland. The Dark Hedges famously became the Kingsroad, and castles used in the show are scattered across the region. Some buildings were constructed on-site especially for the filming of the show.

Bungle Bungles, Australia

Australia – Western Australia

As the title suggests, the land down under is the place to go for filming locations from Baz Luhrmann’s epic ‘Australia’. Hidden away in the Kimberley region, visitors can discover incredible scenery that featured in the film. Stop by at Kununurra, the El Questro Wilderness Park, and the other-wordly Bungle Bungles.

 

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