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Lord of the Rings Tour from Wellington
Kaitoke Regional Park / Rivendell

Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour from Wellington

Venture on a journey to Middle-Earth with the Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour from Wellington, exploring the most amazing filming locations featured in the movies. Wellington is home to some of the most iconic film locations for The Lord of the Rings trilogies such as Hobbiton Woods, the gardens of Isengard, and Rivendell.

The Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour from Wellington provides a day which will promise a fantastic experience for fans of the movies and guests looking for an enjoyable day out. Our guides have extensive knowledge about the movies and the filming locations and are on-hand to answer any questions guests have during the tour.

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Lord of the Rings Tour from Wellington: Weta Cave
Lord of the Rings Tour from Wellington: Weta Cave

The Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour from Wellington begins with a pickup from a central city location, taking you on a drive offering fantastic viewpoints of Wellington City and the Harbour. Upon arrival in a pine forest where the movies were first filmed, you will explore scenes such as the Buckleberry Ferry, the Shortcut to the Mushrooms, and the memorable Get off the Road scene when the Black Riders pursued the Hobbits.

Before arriving at Weta, you’ll experience where The Lord of the Rings trilogies were brought to life at the Wellington film industry in Miramar. Marvel at the spectacular weapon and armour displays from the movies, purchase a souvenir and watch behind the scenes footage detailing the Weta company’s history, as you visit the Windows into Workshop tour. Experience the Wellywood location as a guided tour shows you some of the special effects used in some of the biggest movies ever.

Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour from Wellington: afternoon itinerary

The afternoon starts with a complimentary lunch at the Scorch-O-Rama beachside cafe. After lunch, your tour will venture out of the city to explore other Lord of the Rings filming locations. Experience the scenes along the Hutt River featured in the movies as the location for the Great River Anduin, moving towards Amon Hen.

The next stop will be a visit to the iconic Gardens of Isengard before embarking along Highway 2 to Kaitoke Regional Park. Kaitoke was the filming location featuring a breathtaking rain forest which we grew to know in the movies as Rivendell. You might like to enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea before embarking along the routes that Arwen and Elrond walked in the movies.

The Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour from Wellington draws to a close when you are transported back to your pickup location, providing one last opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the filming locations. As you head back to the city you will also get a fantastic viewpoint of Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith as you pass the quarry where the scenes were filmed.

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Tour runs in any weather
Film locations are off-road across unsealed, sloping paths
Not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers or people of limited mobility
Itinerary changes may occur at any time due to weather, traffic or unknown conditions

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