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Wellington: Full-Day Movie Tour and Lunch

Product ID: 71817
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Enjoy a full-day small-group tour of iconic 'The Lord of the Rings’ locations in Wellington. Prepare for a fun day exploring scenery made famous from the movies, and enjoy a picnic lunch at ‘Rivendell’.
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Duration: 8.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Enjoy the scenery and natural beauty of the Wellington region
  • See locations come to life as your guide shows film clips from the movies and tells behind-the-scenes stories
  • Participate in fun photo opportunities with props included or re-enact scenes with fellow travellers
  • Visit the famous Weta Cave for some souvenir shopping or to admire all their collection of props
Full description
Embark on a full-day tour to walk in the footsteps of the cast and crew of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. After pick-up from one of the central pick-up locations, set off towards the natural beauty of the Hutt Valley. Leave the city behind and acquaint yourself with your fellow travelers. 

Visit Dry Creek Quarry where the sets of Helms Deep and Minas Tirith were constructed. Go for a walk through Harcourt Park and visit the Hutt River to see where Aragorn was washed ashore after his battle with Sharku and the Warg riders. Pause at the Kaitoke Regional Park, home to the Elves of Rivendell in the movies before enjoying a relaxing picnic lunch and Rivendell and later crossing a swing bridge for a short nature walk.

Traveling back through the city center, your guide will point out where the red carpet for two world premieres ran down to the Embassy Theater. After viewing movie clips, drive to the top of Mount Victoria, taking a walk through the “Hobbiton woods” to see where filming began for several famous ‘The Lord of the Rings’ scenes. Travel to the suburb of Miramar, home to New Zealand’s movie industry to discover hidden production studios and learn about what happens inside.

Learn the latest news from “Wellywood” as you continue onward to special effects company Weta Workshop and their Weta Cave. At the Weta Cave retail shop and museum, you will have the chance to pose for pictures with the life-sized trolls, William, Tom, and Bert. You can do some souvenir shopping or simply admire their collection of movie props. There is also time to take the optional Weta Cave Workshop Tour (at an additional cost). After enjoying your time in Miramar, you will return to the city by way of the scenic Oriental Bay.
  • Pickup from a meeting point
  • Transport
  • Experienced guide
  • Guided walks of filming sites and nature
  • Movie clips
  • Picnic lunch at "Rivendell"
  • Visit to Weta Cave
  • Park entry fees
  • Use of props for fun pictures
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Weta Cave Workshop Tour (at an additional cost)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The local supplier's office at 145 Wakefield St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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Important information
What to bring
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
Know before you go
• Please advise the local tour provider of any dietary requirements in advance
• The walking tracks in the Hobbiton Woods can be steep and slippery
• You have the option on the day to view the short Weta behind-the-scenes video or take part in their 40-minute Weta Cave workshop tour for a more hands-on experience (at an additional cost)
• Please remember, this tour provides filming location only. All original Lord of the Rings sets have been removed by the production studios.
• Unless otherwise stated, entry to the studios is prohibited to the public

From £78.67 per person

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Product ID: 71817