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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full day Palliser Bay tour with Rose

Enjoy the drive over the Remutaka hills to the remote beauty of the South Wairarapa Coast, where you will see spectacular coastal scenery, a charming fishing village, a lovely little lighthouse and some seals!All Rose's tours: • Are exclusive, private tours. Your group will have Rose and her vehicle entirely to yourselves. • Fit in with your schedule. Rose will pick you up from the cruise ship port or any city location, at a time that suits you. • Provide flexibility. In many cases, elements of one tour can be substituted by elements of another. • Offer comfortable travel for up to five passengers, in Rose’s spacious late model Kia Carnival.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Twilight tour with Rose

Experience the magic of Wellington in the evening light: the views, the coastline, and the lights of the city, rounded out with a tasty fish’n’chip dinner* and, once the sun has set, a wonderful glow worm experience. *Vegetarian options available.All Rose's tours: • Are exclusive, private tours. Your group will have Rose and her vehicle entirely to yourselves. • Fit in with your schedule. Rose will pick you up from the cruise ship port or any city location, at a time that suits you. • Provide flexibility. In many cases, elements of one tour can be substituted by elements of another. • Offer comfortable travel for up to five passengers, in Rose’s spacious late model Kia Carnival.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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