The Eyre Creek is a river near the Southland town of Athol. It is a tributary of the Mataura River with a braided channel.
My favorite parts about “The Battle of Five Armies” were the moments where you could clearly see that we were looking at New Zealand. That it wasn’t done in post, it wasn’t CGI, it was the beautiful, incredible creation of Mother Nature in all of her splendor. - Evangeline Lilly, on filming THE HOBBIT trilogy