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  2. Wellington (Region)
  3. Wellington
  4. Mount Victoria

Wellington Half-day Movie Tour with Weta Cave

Product ID: 71812
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Join a small-group Lord of the Rings location and studio tour of Wellington City. Visit the “Hobbiton Woods”, Miramar, home to New Zealand’s movie industry and visit Weta Cave to watch movie clips on site and pose for fun photos with props.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

There are 5 pickup locations where you can join the tour. Please advise when booking which location you prefer: • 1: 9 Bunny Street outside McDonalds Restaurant (near Downtown Backpackers) • 2: 75 Featherston Street outside Rydges Hotel • 3: 150 Wakefield Street near i-SITE and opposite Amora Hotel • 4: 21 Cambridge Terrace outside xBase Backpackers • 5: 292 Wakefield Street outside YHA
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the “Hobbiton Woods” in the trees of Mount Victoria where 'The Lord of the Rings' filming began
  • Explore Miramar, home to New Zealand’s movie industry
  • Visit Weta Cave where you can shop, take photos of the many props on display and take the optional Weta Cave workshop tour
Full description
Walk in the footsteps of the cast and crew of "The Lord of the Rings" on a half-day tour in Wellington. Learn how Peter Jackson and his team had the vision and talent to create amazing sets around New Zealand. After pick-up from one of the central pick-up locations, acquaint yourself with your fellow travellers.

Once on location, your guide will help bring the filming days to life and you will have the chance to explore. Learn what it was like for everyone involved in the filming of these classics. See where the red carpet for two world premieres ran down to The Embassy Theatre. Drive to the top of Mount Victoria. Then, after viewing movie clips, take a walk through the “Hobbiton Woods” and see where filming began for The Lord of the Rings including scenes like “Get off the road”, “Shortcut to mushrooms” and “Race to the ferry”. After the walk, travel to the suburb of Miramar, home to New Zealand’s movie industry. Discover the hidden production studios and learn about what happens inside these very secretive facilities.

Learn the latest news from “Wellywood” as you continue to the 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. Inside the shop, there are lots of movie memorabilia for sale and other props on display. You choose - do some souvenir shopping or just admire all their collection of props. Watch their video or take the Weta Cave workshop tour (extra cost). After enjoying your time in Miramar, return to the city by way of the scenic Oriental Bay.
Includes
  • Central city pickup from selected locations
  • Transport
  • Experienced guide
  • Guided walks of filming sites
  • Movie clips
What’s Not Included
  • Weta Cave Workshop Tour (optional extra on the day)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• 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 note that all original sets have been removed. Unless otherwise stated, entry to the studios is prohibited to all public.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 29 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
3.8/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Adventure Safari Ltd

Product ID: 71812