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Lord of the Rings & Weta Cave Day Trip from Wellington

Product ID: 150425
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Discover behind-the-scenes secrets on a full-day tour from Wellington. Visit nine Lord of the Rings locations, explore Weta workshop, and savor a Lord of the Rings themed lunch.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from selected Wellington hotels. Please provide your hotel 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
  • Encounter famous sights from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies
  • Explore Middle-Earth, re-create scenes for yourself, and work out how the movies were made
  • Discover Weta workshop with a special behind-the-scenes tour
Full description
Enjoy a full-day tour to visit famous Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and Hobbit sites near Wellington. A lot of ground is covered on the tour and there is plenty of time to explore. Benefit from a LOTR fan-turned-guide who is fun and knowledgeable. Journey in a roomy van where you can interact with the guides to learn LOTR secrets all day.

Be picked up from your Wellington hotel. Head up to Mount Victoria and the Greenbelt before a 40-minute stroll through the 'Outer Shire'. Your guide will share insider knowledge about the bustling Wellington movie industry. Visit Weta Studios, a film production company operated by director Peter Jackson. Get an inside peek at the making of The Lord of the Rings, watch a short documentary describing its digital production, and let a specialized guide introduce you to the 'Window into Workshop' exhibition.

Enjoy a orc-sized LOTR-themed lunch at the Scorch-O-Rama cafe! In the afternoon, explore more film locations. See the Great River Anduib in the Hutt Valley with stops including the Hutt River. View the Gardens of Isengard (aka Harcourt Park), where the Orcs filled the trees. Imagine elves living in the 1,000-year-old native rainforest of Kaitoke Regional Park, the setting for Rivendell. See where Helm's Deep and Minas Tirith were filmed, before concluding your full-day tour with drop-off at your Wellington hotel around 4:30 pm.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from selected hotels and cruise terminal
  • Transport
  • Small group tour
  • Local and experienced guide
  • Native forest walk
  • Weta Studios workshop exhibition tour
  • Lord of the Rings themed lunch

When you get there

Know before you go
• Tour runs in any weather, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the day
• Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking
• Film locations are off road across unpaved, sloping paths
• Tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers or people of limited mobility
• Children 12 years and under must travel with an 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