Wellington’s Greenbelt Tours

Wellington’s Greenbelt
In the Fellowship of the Ring, Wellington’s Greenbelt is where the hobbits nervously hide when escaping the evil Black Rider. In real life, however, Wellington’s Greenbelt is an agreeable area of protected open space in the hills. Given the tracts of undeveloped land, this area just to the west of the city was also the site of the outskirts of the Shire. 

Today, in addition to stunning hilltop views which gaze down on the surf-battered coastline, Wellington’s Greenbelt is also a favorite of Lord of the Rings tours from the city. High above the bustle of Wellington, the Greenbelt is often a morning stop on a full-day tour of filming locations. There are numerous walking tracks which traverse the area, and tour participants are given time to explore the rolling hillside.  

The tours also offer guided walks through the area, and the exact specifics of scenes from the movie are recounted in fascinating detail. From these grass-covered hilltops looking out over Wellington, knowledgeable guides recount how the hobbits walked through these hills when courageously setting out on their quest. More than just scenes from the movie, however, Wellington’s Greenbelt is one of the best places in the city to breathe deeply, take a walk in the woods, and escape the pulse of the urban rush in New Zealand’s art-infused capital.
Address: Wellington, New Zealand
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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
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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
  • Duration: 4 hours
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