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Lord of the Rings Half-Day Tour from Wellington

Product ID: 150431
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Spend the morning or afternoon visiting Middle-earth on a half-day 'The Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. A great tour for those Lord of the Rings fans who are short on time! Please note pick up is only available from the central city.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

Hotel pick-up is available from selected hotels and the cruise terminal. Please provide your hotel or cruise ship details when booking. The local operator will confirm your pick-up location and time, which may be earlier than the tour start time.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 15 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour famous sights from The Lord of the Rings movies
  • See where the Hobbits find a shortcut to mushrooms and "get off the road!"
  • Discover Weta workshop, the studio that produces digital special effects for movies worldwide, with a behind-the-scenes tour
  • Visit the Mount Victoria lookout for stunning views of the city and Wellywood
Full description
Join a half-day tour departing twice daily to visit famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbit sites near Wellington. Benefit from your guide's insider knowledge as you travel through scenic countryside. See behind-the-scenes and discover why director Peter Jackson selected this region! 

Be picked-up at your hotel in Wellington. Learn insider knowledge about the bustling Wellington film industry. Visit the city’s nightlife district of Courtenay Place, site of the Embassy Movie Theatre where you can stroll down the red carpet like a movie star! Imagine watching the world premiere screenings of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with 100,000 screaming fans.

Soak up views of Wellington’s city center and harbor from Mount Victoria. Continue into the ‘Green Belt' where you may recognize forest scenes from the movie. Tour director Peter Jackson’s production facilities at Weta Studios. With your expert guide, see the 'Windows Into Workshop' exhibition, visit the Weta Cave, and learn about props and make-up. Watch a short film about the extraordinary digital special effects featured in the movies. Your tour concludes with a scenic drive around the harbor back to Wellington, with drop-off to your hotel included.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Small group tour
  • Local and experienced guide
  • Native forest walk
  • Weta Studios workshop exhibition tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Tour runs in any weather, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the day
• Tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers or people of limited mobility
• Children 14 years and under must travel with a paying adult
• Pick-up can be arranged from the cruise ship terminal or from Wellington Airport (for an additional cost per person), please request when booking if required
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.9/5

Organized by

Rover Tours Group Ltd

Product ID: 150431