Issues of Private Postal Services
Rangitata Valley / Mt. D'Archiac 2'865 m
Rangitata Valley issued by New Zealand Post

New Zealand Mail

NZM New Zealand Mail, NZM10/09 1207
50c Mt. Sunday
(please see the booklet)

The picture is showing a view from the little hillrock, known as Mt. Sunday (611 m), towards summits of the Southern Alps. The Mt. Sunday rises about 100 metres above the Rangitata river bed. The Mt. Sunday and the surrounded area were the location for filming the Edoras set from The Lord of the Rings: "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King" were filmed in this area.  

A postage stamp of Mt. Sunday was issued by New Zealand Post in the year 2004.

The Mount D'Archiac is situated within the Mount Cook Natinalpark and is named after the French geologist Vicomte D'Archiac (1802–1868).