Experience an unforgettable journey to Middle-Earth with the Private Wellington Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour, exploring the incredible filming locations featured in the movies such as Hobbiton Woods, the gardens of Isengard, and Rivendell.
During the 10-hour tour, guests will experience locations across Wellington and the Hutt Valley. All costs are inclusive for the duration of the tour, with the Weta Workshop tour ticket prices covered in addition to meals throughout your experience.
The Private Wellington Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour provides a day that promises a fantastic experience for fans of the movies and guests looking for an enjoyable day out. Our guides have extensive knowledge about the films and the filming locations and are on-hand to answer any questions guests have during the tour.
From €189 per person
Private Wellington Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour itinerary
The Private Wellington Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour 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.
You’ll experience where The Lord of the Rings trilogies were brought to life at the Wellington film industry in Miramar. Witness spectacular weapon and armour displays from the movies at Weta, purchase a souvenir and watch behind the scenes footage detailing the Weta company’s history. At no extra cost, you might like to experience the Windows into Workshop tour.
We’ll visit Mount Victoria which is set in central Wellington, and as well as breathtaking views we also see the famous Roxy Cinema, which we’ll get to see as we progress further into the tour.
We now head out of the city towards the Hutt Valley to explore other Lord of the Rings filming locations. Experience scenes along the Hutt River 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 of Rivendell, featuring a breathtaking rain forest in the movies. A complimentary lunch is provided before we embark along the routes that Arwen and Elrond walked in the movies.
The Private Wellington Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour draws to a close after returning 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.