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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Combine a tour of Wellington and the Lord of the Rings locations during this half-day excursion from Wellington port. Follow your guide, a LOTR specialist, to locations including the Weta Workshop, the LOTR filming and post-production facilities, and Mt. Victoria. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Wellington port provided. This small-group tour, limited to 15 people or fewer, ensures an intimate experience.
  • Cover Wellington city and the Lord of the Rings filming locations in a half day
  • LOTR expert guide
  • See Mt. Victoria and the LOTR facilities, including Weta Workshop
  • Port pickup and drop-off


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Mar 2018

My sister insisted we add this to our list. It was wonderful. Again the tour guide new ever thing and really gave you behind the scenes details. There is a lot of walking on the movie locations scenes in the Victoria Forest but his details makes it worth it. The tour of Weke Studios was very informative of how things are made for the movies and the displays from the various films were great to see up close.

, Mar 2018

This was a great tour and even if you aren't a Lord of the Rings fan, it is still very interesting. The Weta Workshop was definitely the highlight along with the drive through the city of Wellington and also the spectacular views of Wellington from Mount Victoria.

, Mar 2018

This was an excellent Tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were picked up from the wharf as directed which told me that we were not dealing with amateurs and the commentary given was clear, very Informative and professional. The drive up to Mount Victoria was scenic and to me eye opening when told about the private rail cars of the houses on the steep slopes. Did make sense !!! Sufficient time was given us all at the summit to take photographs and the walk to the film locations sites was not too strenuous . It was good that Grant had 'photos' of the actual shootings scenes which helped us visualise the actual filming. The scenery there was spell binding. The added behind the scenes snippets about what took place too was fantastic. Now we will need to see the Movies all over again and look out for those scenes !!
At the Weta studios ..... well what more can be said !!!!. It was very informative and well done explaining the 'history' behind it all. The screening of the 'movie' was great. Seeing the props close up and holding them too .... wow.
Having earlier on our trip visiting Hobbiton we could appreciate the whole series so much more.
Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU, and you can bet we will strongly recommend you to all our friends and relatives who are visiting Wellington. To top it all off, we were then dropped off in the City and shown where was what etc. and urged to visit the Te Papa Museum which was exhibiting the War at Gallipoli. There we could see the figurines that were produced at the Weta Studios and all I can add is that they took our breath away. Absolutely realistic.
To all those Fans of 'The Lord of the Rings', who are just thinking and undecided about booking on this Tour, I encourage you all to just go ahead and BOOK IT and you will not regret it. It made our trip to NZ worthwhile.
Once again, THANK YOU.

, Feb 2018

Nice tour. The tortured forest, where they filmed some of the movies, were great. Ray did a great job. Nice day

, Feb 2018

Great tour surrounding Wellington. Beautiful scenery and our guide was extremely knowledgeable with the LOTR facts and made the tour even more entertaining.

, Feb 2018

This was one of the best tours we've ever experienced. Grant is an amazing tour guide!!

, Jan 2018

Great tour with very amusing guide that was an extra on LOTR

, Jan 2018

Fun trip! Driver and guide very knowledgeable and friendly. And into films!

, Nov 2017

Wylie was a delightfully entertaining guide and very informative. Tour of Weta Caves was awesome.

We were dropped off at the wrong location for shuttle return to the cruise ship, however. Fortunately, the visitor information staff were able to direct us to the correct area.

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