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Lord of the Rings Tour from Wellington
Lord of the Rings Tour from Wellington

Lord of the Rings Half-Day Tour in Wellington

Venture on a journey to Middle-Earth with the Lord of the Rings Half-Day Tour in 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 Half-Day Tour in Wellington promises a fantastic experience for fans of the movies and guests looking for an enjoyable and memorable day out. Our Lord of the Rings 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 Half-Day Tour in Wellington starts after you are picked up from a central city location, and you’ll witness fantastic views of Wellington City as you pass the famous Embassy cinema. The Embassy Cinema became well-know for premiering The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King when they were first released.

You will then visit Mt Victoria, where you will experience picturesque viewpoints of the Harbour. Once you arrive in a pine forest where the movies were first filmed, you will explore some of the memorable scenes featured in The Lord of the Rings movies. You will witness the filming location of Buckleberry Ferry, the Shortcut to the Mushrooms, and the memorable Get off the Road scene when the Black Riders pursued the Hobbits.

The next part of the tour will begin once you arrive in Weta, once you get there you will experience where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were brought to life at the Wellington film industry in Miramar. Marvel at the spectacular weapon and armour displays which featured in the movies, and you might like to purchase a souvenir and watch behind the scenes footage detailing the Weta company’s history. Once you finish here, your tour guide will show you into the Weta Cave. You can experience the Wellywood location as a tour guide shows you some of the special effects used in some of the biggest movies ever, not just the films set in Middle-Earth.

The Lord of the Rings Half-Day Tour in Wellington will draw to a close when you are transported back to your central city dropoff location. On your return journey, you will have one last opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the filming locations that you have experienced.

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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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