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  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $139.63

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Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and movies, and see how Middle-earth was created in the beautiful countryside outside Wellington. Go behind the scenes on a visit to the Weta Studios, where 'The Lord of the Rings' movies were produced, and see famous movie locations including the Greenbelt, the Hutt Valley and the gorgeous native forest park that re-created Rivendell. Enjoy a 'Lord of the Rings' lunch and hear insider gossip on how the movies were made on this 'Lord of the Rings' tour in Wellington.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
Begin your The Lord of the Rings location tour exploring the city locations of Mount Victoria and the 'Greenbelt', then take a 40-minute walk through the Outer Shire. This location includes the famous 'Get off the road' scene from The Lord of the Rings movie, the 'shortcut to mushrooms' as well as the Black Rider scenes and many more. Your tour leaders are knowledgeable fans of The Lord of the Rings who know their subject inside out.

Next, spend some time at the Weta Studios for an inside look at the Wellington film industry and the studios where The Lord of the Rings movies were produced.

Your visit to Weta includes the new 'Window into Workshop' exhibition, which takes you on a guided tour of the inner workings of the Weta Studios and film production company operated by The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

Watch a short film showcasing the digital side of Weta and have an opportunity to peruse the Weta cave museum and gift shop.

After the morning’s excitement, it's time for a Lord of the Rings-themed, Orc-sized lunch at Scorch-O-Rama cafe.

Having seen how The Lord of the Rings movies were produced, visit the sites where the movies were filmed and see why Peter Jackson chose to film in this amazing part of the world. Spend the afternoon exploring The Lord of the Rings film locations in the Hutt Valley, with stops including the Hutt River (Great River Anduin) and Harcourt Park (Gardens of Isengard and where the Orcs filled the trees).

Finally, visit Kaitoke Regional Park which was the setting for Rivendell. Situated in a thousand-year-old New Zealand native rainforest, you will see why the Elves chose to live here! See the location where Helms Deep and Minas Tirith were filmed, before returning to your Wellington hotel at the conclusion of your Lord of the Rings tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Wellington City Hotels
Departure Time:
8:30am - 9:00am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

Lord of the Rings tour including lunch

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 'Lord of the Rings' themed lunch
  • Local and professional guide
  • Visit 9 movie locations
  • Souvenir map
  • Native forest walk
  • Weta Studios workshop exhibition tour
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walkers or limited mobility
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Methuen F, February 2017

Really enjoyed the trip and our guide was amazingly friendly and had tonnes of knowledge about both Wellington and LOTR

Reviewed by: Jennifer C, February 2017

Such a beautiful, adventure filled day. Jackson and Maddie were our tour guides and made the trip great for us. My husband and I are huge Lord of the Rings fans so it was just so awesome to stand where so many of our favorite scenes were filmed. The tour guides brought photos of the actual scenes so we could literally see exactly where everything was set up, and we learned so many fun extras from filming that makes me super excited to re-watch the movies. The staff was very knowledgeable and made the tour even more fun by bringing a few props for us to use in photos. Then we went to Weta workshop. Wow! Amazing to see the things they have created for so many beloved movies and shows. We even saw one of the world's top sword makers in action. He made all the weapons for Lord of the Rings as well as many others. The people who work for Weta are so proud of their work and have such a huge dedication and talent for what they do, and this was very evident through the tour. Lunch was also included at an awesome beach cafe with a comic book theme. The cast from Lord of the Rings used to eat there many times after filming. Food was great, big portions. By the time we got to Rivendell, it was raining pretty hard but we still spent a lot of time learning about the sets and taking photos. Such beautiful places. Very fun day