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Wellington – Lord of the Rings City Tour LT62BCS



3.30 hours


Up to 7 days

Group Size

22 people




This half day tour brings out the best locations in Wellington City and is the best way to see Wellington’s Lord of the Ring locations with a knowledgeable specialist guide. Around the city the tour takes in Courtenay Place and the Embassy Movie theatre the home of two Premieres – “Return of the King” and the first Hobbit movie “The Unexpected Journey”.  Travel onto Mt Victoria for some magnificent views of the city and harbour, on the drive down a stop will be made at Hobbiton Woods where the filming of his epic trilogy began. This is the home of the Shortcut to Mushrooms scene; Sam & Frodo’s Second Breakfast; the location where the Hobbits hid from the Black Rider (“Get off the Road!”); the Race to the Buckleberry Ferry scene; and King Théoden’s Dunharrow Encampment.

Now we are off to the Weta Workshop in Miramar. Here you have an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour where you see how props plus weaponry are made and probably meet artists at work making props.(*)  At the Weta Cave you will be given the opportunity to purchase souvenirs and have photos with Gollum, Lurtz the Uruk-hai, Bilbo’s three Trolls, and characters from other movies that Weta has been involved in. We will arrange for you to act and pose (photo shoot) with the trolls and other props. This is fun and enjoyed by everyone.

(*) Subject to Weta Workshop’s format. Weta Workshop may change details without notice but will be approximately the same as described here.

Port Pickup & Drop off:  Your pick-up will be 45 minutes after the ship has docked (even if your ship has been delayed or arrives early) with 8.45am being the earliest pick-up time.

Meeting instructions will be sent at time of booking.

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Fabulous Tour

We had a great time. Our guide was really excited about us seeing all the aspects of the tour. As we toured the sights where they shot scenes, our guide showed the scenes on his iPad and pointed out exactly what part we were looking at and what elements of the scene were digitally added or shot somewhere else. I don't know if that's standard on these tours but I thought it was great. I felt the best part was the guides knowledge and excitement about the material. It would be easy to have a guide who just brings you somewhere and shows you the sights, but having someone who obviously enjoys the subject and enjoys what they're doing makes all the difference. We had a fabulous tour.
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Great Tour

This is one of the best tours I ever have done. Our guide was really well informed and loved his subject. The staff at Weta Studios who truly love their job were amazing, a very talented group.
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Great Half Day Option

Our guide was very knowledgeable and a true LOTR fan. She had lots of inside information about the filming of the movies and has inspired me to come back home and watch them all over again so that I can see the places we visited. Thank you for a fabulous tour, this is a great half day option.
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