- Lord of the Rings half-day tour from Wellington
- Explore Middle-earth and see famous sights from The Lord of the Rings movies
- Visit the Embassy Movie Theatre where the world premieres of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and more recently The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were screened
- Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Weta workshop, the studio that produced the digital special effects for The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a great tour for those short on time. Your experienced and knowledgeable 'Lord of the Rings' specialist guides will take you to the best of Wellington's 'Lord of the Rings' locations in half a day.
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What You Can Expect
** Please Note - Weta Studios is closed on the December 26, 2013 and January 1, 2014 so this tour departure will be film locations only **
We had a great time. Our guide was really excited about us seeing all the aspects of the tour. As we toured the sights where they shot scenes, Mike (our guide) showed the scenes on his iPad and pointed out exactly what part we were looking at and what elements of the scene were digitally added or shot somewhere else. I don't know if that's standard on these tours but I thought it was great. I felt the best part was Mike's knowledge and excitement about the material. It would be easy to have a guide who just brings you somewhere and shows you the sights, but having someone who obviously enjoys the subject and enjoys what they're doing makes all the difference.
Nathan (he was an elf!) was so nice and so much fun. We only had the half day tour in Wellingotn which is really beautiful. I wish we could have taken the whole day tour. Weta workshop is cool but they should make it bigger to see more of the props from the movies. I think they are working on it.