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The Lord of the Rings Tours from Wellington

By Viator, February 2018

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From North Island attractions such as the Hobbiton movie set to the sweeping countryside around Queenstown on the South Island, there are Lord of the Rings filming locations across New Zealand, and Wellington is no exception. Here are options for exploring Lord of the Rings sites in and around Wellington. 

Wellington Movie Tours 
Lord of the Rings fans can step into Middle Earth on a full-day tour of Wellington’s most memorable filming locations, without worrying about arranging transportation. Admire views of the Hutt Valley and the Greenbelt, seen on-screen as Rivendell; see iconic sites such as Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, and Isengard; and visit the Embassy Movie Theatre, where the stars walked the red carpet for the world premieres of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. For a more personalized experience, opt for a small-group or private tour, and enjoy extra attention from your tour guide.

Weta Workshop Tours
Discover the secrets behind the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as The Hobbit movies, Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia, and more, on a guided tour of Wellington’s Weta Studios. Learn how the Oscar award-winning props and special effects were created during a thrilling Weta Cave Workshop, or opt for a private tour, which gives you rare access to the Park Road Post Production facility and the Weta Workshop’s boardroom. Some tours include round-trip transportation from Wellington.

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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch, Wellington, null
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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 163 Reviews

Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and movies, and see how Middle-earth was ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.35
Weta Cave Workshop Tour, Wellington, Day Trips
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 73 Reviews

Tour a dedicated area of one of the world's leading special effects studios at Weta Workshop, a must-see destination for The Lord of the Rings  fans visiting ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.30
Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour, Wellington, Movie & TV Tours
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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 109 Reviews

Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf on a half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. See where Middle-earth was created in New Zealand’s ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.20
Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from Wellington, Wellington, Half-day Tours
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Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from Wellington

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Get off the beaten track with this tour to Palliser Bay! Visit Lake Ferry and the fishing village of Ngawi where you can take in the stunning views of this ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.77
Full-Day Ultimate Movie Tour from Wellington, Wellington, Day Trips
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Full-Day Ultimate Movie Tour from Wellington

Combine our Valley and Wellington Movie Tours for this full-day tour of fun with Wellingtons biggest Lord of the Rings and scenic tour.  Let us ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.63
Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group, Wellington, Movie & TV Tours
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Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Half day Lord of the Rings location tour brings the best  locations in Wellington City. This is the best way to see Wellington’s Lord of the Rings locations in ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.66
Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours, Wellington, Ports of Call Tours
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Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

See Middle-earth on this scenic tour of The Lord of the Rings outdoor filming locations in the Wellington area. Travel around in a comfortable vehicle, ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $101.05
There and Back Again: The Full Experience, Wellington, Day Trips
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There and Back Again: The Full Experience

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! You’ll enjoy return transfers from ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.24
Wellington Central City Walking Tour, Wellington, Cultural Tours
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Wellington Central City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Spend time with a local guide walking the streets of Wellington and explore the history, culture and lifestyle of "the World's Coolest Little Capital". ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.42
Wellington Movie Tour, Wellington, Walking Tours
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Wellington Movie Tour

See where the famous Lord of the Rings filming all began in the “Hobbiton Woods” before exploring the home of NZ’s movie-making industry and visiting the Weta ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.84

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