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Scoop Images: Welcome To Camperdown Studios

Scoop visits Peter Jackson's Camperdown studios: Welcome To Camperdown - Camperdown Carpark - The Gates Of Camperdown - Camperdown Barracks.

An Unlikely Looking HQ For A $300 Million Film?

In north Miramar hard up under Mt Crawford an old "Mel-o-rich" milkshake powder factory is home to New Zealand's largest ever cultural investment - the Lord of the Rings trilogy being filmed over the next 18 months under the direction of Peter Jackson. See also... "The Lord Of The Rings" To Begin Photography In NZ

A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday, Scoop scouted out Camperdown Studios - on the corner or Camperdown and Weta Sts – HQ to Peter Jackson’s massive film project.

Camperdown was not - yet anyway - the hive of activity one might expect it to be. No limousines nor anyone vaguely famous was spotted. Admittedly it was a Sunday.

The site appeared to be completely covered in low barracks like buildings with various industrial milk handling apparatus attached. There are also lots of signs referring those interested in talking to Weta digital to a relatively new looking office block at the rear of the site.

Out front was a rusty bus, out rear a triumph sports convertible. The kids were kind of disappointed there were no milk-shakes. Images follow...

Welcome To Camperdown


WELLYWOOD CENTRAL - THE HOME OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS - http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/9910/79c82d2bcab2ae24a630.jpeg - photo Alastair Thompson.

Camperdown Carpark


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The Gates Of Camperdown


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Camperdown Barracks


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