The Tongariro National Park
The Tongariro National Park is the oldest in New Zealand, and is the most photographed area in an area of volcanoes, including Mount Ruapehu and Mount Nguauruhoe which were part of a film.
It is located in the North Island, some 320 kilometers south of Auckland. Even ignoring the anecdotal data from filming The Lord of the Rings, Tongariro is an amazing place to grow. It is a landscape sacred to the Maori, especially in the area of the peaks mentioned.