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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

  • Lord of the Rings locations tour from Wellington
  • Explore Middle-earth and see famous sights from The Lord of the Rings movies
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Weta workshop, the studio that produced the digital special effects for The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch
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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch
USD 140.74
Get a behind-the-scenes look at nine ‘The Lord of the Rings’ locations around Wellington and learn about the filming of movies based on the popular books. On a tour of the New Zealand countryside, see re-created scenes of Middle-earth including the Hutt Valley and the Greenbelt, take a forest walk through Tolkien’s Rivendell, and step into Weta Studios for a movie production tour of digital special effects. Your guide shares insider gossip on how the movies were made and takes you to a themed lunch.
What to Expect
Start your full-day tour of The Lord of the Rings filming locations with hotel pickup in Wellington. Continue on to Mt Victoria and the Greenbelt before a 40-minute stroll through the Outer Shire, site of the Black Rider movie scenes and many more. Your guide is well-versed in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and shares insider knowledge about the Wellington movie industry.

Next, you’re taken to Weta Studios, a film production company operated by director Peter Jackson. Get an inside peek at the making of The Lord of the Rings, watch a short documentary describing its digital production, and let a specialized guide introduce you to the 'Window into Workshop' exhibition before you browse the Weta cave museum and gift shop.

Then, head to the Scorch-O-Rama cafe for a LOTR–themed lunch: Orc-sized!

In the afternoon, learn why New Zealand is the ideal place to create movie sets as you explore more The Lord of the Rings locations. See the Great River Anduin on a visit to the Hutt Valley with stops including the Hutt River, and view the Gardens of Isengard — aka Harcourt Park — where the Orcs filled the trees. 

Imagine the Elves living in the 1,000-year-old native rainforest of Kaitoke Regional Park, the setting for Rivendell. Then see the location where Helm's Deep and Minas Tirith were filmed, before concluding your full-day tour with drop-off at your Wellington hotel.
Reviews (192)
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Reviewed yesterday
A must do for LOTR fans

We had a great time on our full day tour. Tour guide Jack was fun, enthusiastic and knowledgeable not only about LOTR but also NZ culture, politics, film industry, wildlife and other stuff, which made the tour even more interesting and enjoyable. We started off...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
A great experience for any fan of LOTR

My girlfriend and I joined the full day tour during our stay in Wellington and were both very happy with our experience. The first half of the day is spent around the main city area starting with a drive up to Mt Victoria where you...More

Thank pkmgoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to spend a day

An interesting tour with an informative guide. The small numbers make it easy to get to know your fellow travellers. Great lunch at Scorcharama!

Thank asilnella66
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile
All LOTR fans must go!!

We had a blast!! It was fun for fans but everyone will have a great time and lunch was perfect and rain or shine you’ll have a good time!!More

Thank travelwithdg
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi travelwithdg, So glad you had a blast! We make our tours enjoyable for everyone. So whether you're a super-fan or being dragged along by someone, the fact we have no set script means we can talk about things that interest the people on the...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Highlight of my visit to Wellington

Wow, just a fantastic tour! You get to see a lot more filming sites in the full day tour than I anticipated. I'm a huge LOTR fan and I was not disappointed. He brings along big cards and pictures at the filming sites so you...More

Thank Loves2Travel8223
RTG l, Manager at Wellington Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review! Really happy to hear you enjoyed your day out with us. We also agree that watching the Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition is a good idea, though sometimes it's better to do so after the tour! You'll never quite...More

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Dirk D
17 October 2018|
Response from asilnella66 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the tour picks up from most hotels.
4 August 2018|
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Response from louiseandfamily | Reviewed this property |
Collection was included in the tour