Productions Shot Here


International and National Productions have used the Bay of Plenty as a filming destination.

International Productions

Mega Ferns (2020)

Documentary
Director: BBC
Bay of Plenty locations used: Whirinaki Forest

Mulan (2019)

Feature Film
Director: Niki Caro
Bay of Plenty locations used: White Island (Whakaari)

Petes Dragon (2016)

Feature Film
Director: David Lowery
Bay of Plenty locations used: The Redwoods, Forestry, McLaren Falls, Ngongotaha

The Shannara Chronicles (2016)

TV Series
Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Bay of Plenty locations used: White Island background plates for Dagda Mor's demon lands

Yogi Bear (2010)

Feature Film
Director: Eric Brevig
Bay of Plenty locations used: Rotorua District, Aratiatia Rapids

Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Feature Film
Director: Michael Apted
Bay of Plenty locations used: White Island (Whakaari)

Boy (2010)

Feature Film
Director: Taika Waititi
Bay of Plenty locations used: Waihau Bay, East Cape

Without a Paddle (2004)

Feature Film
Director: Steve Brill
Bay of Plenty locations used: Rotorua District

National Productions

Muru (2022)

Action/Drama Film to be released February 2022
Director: Tearepa Kahi
Bay of Plenty locations used: Te Urewera and Rūātoki

Vegas (2021)

TV series
Director: Michael Bennett, Harriet Crampton
Bay of Plenty locations used: Rotorua district

Runaway Millionaires (2018)

Feature Film
Director: Carmen Leonard
Bay of Plenty locations used: Rotorua

Colonial Combat Series (2009)

TV series
Director: Julian Arahanga
Bay of Plenty locations used: Rotorua district

Rain of the Children (2009)

Feature Film
Director: Vincent Ward
Bay of Plenty locations used: Te Urewera ranges, Eastern Bay of Plenty

We’re an easy country to do business in and NZs have a reputation for being highly skilled, innovative and creative. Our locations are legendary , and we have competitive incentives and infrastructure. This coupled with the Govts management of the Covid-19 pandemic positions us an an attractive partner for international productions.

David Strong, CEO of NZFC , Newspaper