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Wellington Ultimate Full-Day Movie Tour

Adventure with us on a journey to Middle-Earth with the Wellington Ultimate Full-Day Movie Tour, exploring the incredible filming locations featured in the movies. Visit some of the most iconic film locations of The Lord of the Rings trilogies such as Hobbiton Woods, the gardens of Isengard, and Rivendell.

The Wellington Ultimate Full-Day Movie Tour 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 films and the filming locations and are on-hand to answer any questions guests have during the tour.

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  • A minimum of 2 persons are required for this tour to run. If this minimum is not met, we will contact you using the details you have provided.

  • We reserve the right to adjust the tour schedule should it be necessary due to road, weather or tide conditions.

  • The film sets are gone but let us bring it back to life with our exclusive movie clips and behind-the-scenes stories.

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The Wellington Ultimate Full-Day Movie 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.

Wellington Movie Tours: Frodo & Sam
Wellington Movie Tours: Frodo & Sam

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 an additional cost, you can experience the Windows into Workshop tour.

We now head out of the city to explore other Lord of the Rings filming locations. Experience scenes along the Hutt River known as being the location for the Great River Anduin, moving towards Amon Hen.

Wellington Movie Tours: Roxy Camera
Wellington Movie Tours: Roxy Camera

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. A complimentary lunch is provided before we embark along the routes that Arwen and Elrond walked in the movies.

The Wellington Ultimate Full-Day Movie Tour ends by 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.

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