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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

Get a behind-the-scenes look at nine ‘The Lord of the Rings’ locations around Wellington and learn about the filming of movies based on the popular books. On a tour of the New Zealand countryside, see re-created scenes of Middle-earth including the Hutt Valley and the Greenbelt, take a forest walk through Tolkien’s Rivendell, and step into Weta Studios for a movie production tour of digital special effects. Your guide shares insider gossip on how the movies were made and takes you to a themed lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

Spend the morning or afternoon visiting Middle-earth on this half-day 'The Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. A guide with insider knowledge entertains Frodo fans on a journey into the scenic New Zealand countryside, plus locales like the Embassy Movie Theatre, site of the world premieres. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at LOTR movie production on a tour of Weta Studios and discover why director Peter Jackson selected this region to film the renowned trilogy along with ‘The Hobbit’ movies.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from Wellington

Let a knowledgeable guide lead you off the beaten track during this day trip from Wellington to Cape Palliser Bay. Set out from the New Zealand capital to visit Lake Ferry and the fishing village of Ngawi, with stunning views of the rugged coastline. See the North Island’s largest colony of fur seals near Cape Palliser Lighthouse, and stop at a winery in Martinborough for wine tasting. You’ll even discover Middle-earth at a filming site from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Twilight tour with Rose

See Wellington’s scenic harbor views in a new light, without the noise and stress of a large group tour. On this twilight tour of Wellington city, see the sights as the sun sets and take beautiful photographs to remember your visit by. Unlike most large tours, this tour is flexible around your schedule – if you need to be picked up later or from an unconventional place in the city, just arrange it with Rose.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full day Palliser Bay tour with Rose

Spend the day outside Wellington on this private guided tour. Drive over the Remutaka hills to the South Wairarapa Coast and visit the Cape Palliser lighthouse, local chocolate and cheese shops (time permitting), a boutique winery, and more. Lunch at a local cafe with authentic fare is included. Plus, get the chance to see a wild seal colony, depending on the season.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

Combine award-winning wine and gorgeous scenery on a full-day tour from Wellington to Martinborough that also explores Hutt Valley, the Rimutaka Ranges, the Wairarapa coast, and Lake Onoke. You'll visit Martinborough wineries for cellar tours and tastings, pause for lunch in a vineyard restaurant, then eat dinner at the edge of Lake Onoke after a short shoreline hike. This Martinborough wine tour includes meals and a wine tasting, and it's limited to 11 people to ensure personalized service.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

Venture to Middle-earth to see where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy was filmed. On a half-day or full-day tour, an insider guide escorts you to movie locations in the Wellington area. Stop at landmarks that were featured as the Shire, River Anduin, Helm's Deep, Rivendell and more. Hear behind-the-scenes fun facts as you take in the gorgeous scenery of the North Island. Round-trip hotel transport and lunch (full-day option only) are included on this small-group tour, limited to only six passengers.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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5-Hour Rangatira Kapiti Island Eco Experience

An island sanctuary without introduced predators, Kapiti Island is a nesting place for some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife; the Little Spotted Kiwi, Kokako and Stichbird have all been re-introduced to the reserve. This tour is the simplest way to visit the island; aside from transport, visitors need a permit to visit the island. Your guide arranges your permit, so you can brush up on your New Zealand bird knowledge instead.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wild Wellington - Full Day

Wellingtonians enjoy a special relationship with nature; pockets of bush and native wildlife are dotted in pockets throughout the city’s rugged valleys. On this full-day tour of Wellington, see three different natural environments without leaving the city boundaries. The tour starts with a trek through Otari-Wilton’s bush before crossing through working sheep and beef farm to the south coast seal colony.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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