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Middle Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

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  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours or 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3653FLQ5_FLW5
Discover Middle Earth on this half-day or full-day Lord Of The Rings tour from Wellington. This small-group tour will take you through many highlights of the Lord of the Rings including the Shire, River Auduin, Helm's deep and Rivendell.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
You'll be picked up from your Wellington hotel as you explore your favorite sites and highlights from the Lord of the Rings filming locations. Select from a half-day tour, perfect if you have limited time of the comprehensive full-day tour.

Middle Earth Filming Locations Quick Tour (4 hours):

While most of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy film sets have been removed, the New Zealand scenery remains as an image of Middle Earth. Join this three hour tour and visit the film locations of the outskirts of the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin and Helms Deep. Go to where the Hobbits raced to the ferry, Rivendell and beside the Fords of Isen.

Middle Earth Filming Locations Tour (8 hours):
An entertaining journey of discovery through the Wellington region. This full day tour takes in all of the sites of Middle Earth Filming Locations Quick Tour (3 hours) at a relaxed pace. Also included is lunch and even more exotic locations.

Visit the Wellington filming locations of the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin, Helms Deep, Minas Tirith and where the Hobbits raced to the ferry. Be spellbound at the site of Lothlorien: the majestic Fernside Lodge. In 2000 Fernside's lake was transformed into part of Lothlorien and to beside the Gladden fields. Fernside's white bridge lives on as a reminder of the bridge of Lothlorien.

Visit Rivendell and where Aragon was washed ashore. See Miramar - production central, and where many of the stars lived during the filming and get 360 degree views of the city from the summit of Mount Victoria.

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Tour departs from centrally located Wellington hotels, Wellington airport or port
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Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

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Tour concludes at original point of departure at 12:00pm or 4:00pm

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9AM- Half Day Tour
Code: FLQ5A

Middle Earth Filming Locations Quick Tour

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1.30PM - Half Day Tour
Code: FLQ5P

Middle Earth Filming Locations Quick Tour

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9AM - Full Day Tour
Code: FLW5

Middle Earth Filming Locations Tour - full-day extended version

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Middle Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

Middle Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

  • Picnic lunch (Full Day Tour Only)
  • Beverages
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The tour groups are small and friendly, operating with a minimum of two people and a maximum of six people
  • Passengers arriving by cruise ship, please note you'll be picked up directly at the dock as soon as you disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jane K, November 2012

Comfortable vehicle and provision of morning refreshments very welcome. Not too much time spent driving from location to location. Very knowledgable tour guide.

Reviewed by: John B, August 2011

one word excellent

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Tour code: 3653FLQ5_FLW5