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Wellington: Half-Day Valley Movie Tour & Lunch at Rivendell

Product ID: 71808
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Join a small group 'Lord of the Rings' location tour of Wellington region's Hutt Valley to explore scenery made famous in the movies. With on-location movie clips, stories and props, you will also have the chance to bring scenes to life.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a small group tour of the Hutt Valley scenery with 'The Lord of the Rings' filming locations
  • Watch on-location movie clips, photos, behind-the-scenes stories and crazy props for pictures
  • Savor an included picnic lunch at the beautiful Kaitoke Regional Park, home of 'Rivendell'
Full description
Walk in the footsteps of the cast and crew of 'The Lord of the Rings' in Hutt Valley on a tour from 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, set off towards the natural beauty of the Hutt Valley. Leave the city behind and acquaint yourself with your fellow travelers. Behind-the-scenes stories and videos provided by your guide will keep you entertained. On location, a stories and picture folder will help bring those filming days to life and you will have the chance to explore. 

Visit Dry Creek Quarry where the sets of Helms Deep and Minas Tirith were constructed. Go for a walk through Harcourt Park, used in the movies for scenes around Isengard - including Gandalf and Saruman discussing the newly found ring and Saruman ordering the nearby trees to be pulled down. Head to the Hutt River to see where Aragorn was washed ashore after his battle with Sharku and the Warg riders.  

Your final destination will be Kaitoke Regional Park, the home of the Elves of Rivendell in the movies. After a relaxing picnic lunch, enjoy Rivendell before crossing a swing bridge for a short nature walk. Find the 1,400-year-old native Rata tree. Take a picture of New Zealand’s symbol – the silver fern – before returning to the city, arriving by 2:30 PM.
  • Central city pick-up from selected locations
  • Transport
  • Experienced guide
  • Guided walks of filming sites
  • Movie clips
  • Picnic lunch at "Rivendell"
  • Park entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please advise any dietary requirements for lunch
• Please note: this tour provides filming location tours. All original Lord of the Rings sets have been removed by the production studios.
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Adventure Safari Ltd

Product ID: 71808