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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
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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
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour

Go behind the scenes of ‘The Lord of the Rings' and other blockbusters at Weta Workshop, the world’s leading special effects and prop studio. The informative and entertaining Weta Cave Workshop Tour gives you a glimpse into the film production of your favorite movies including the LOTR trilogy, 'Avatar' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ Your 2.5-hour tour includes convenient round-trip transport by minivan from central Wellington, eliminating the hassle of driving and parking.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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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
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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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Full-Day Ultimate Movie Tour from Wellington

Calling all Lord of the Rings fans who want to explore as many of the trilogy’s filming locations in a day as possible. This tour combines the Valley Movie Set and Wellington Movie Set tours into a full-day of exploring filming locations. See where director Peter Jackson and his scouts created sets—of Helms Deep, Rivendell, Minas Tirith, and more—in beautiful locations around New Zealand. The tours combined make one to rule them all.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion - Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go

Ever wanted to visit a real shooting stage? Blast off on an incredible journey and discover the Weta Workshop miniatures behind the popular TV series, Thunderbirds Are Go. Enjoy a rare photo opportunity, and get a collectable Thunderbirds Are Go pin to take home.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Valley Movie Tour from Wellington

Although most travellers know Wellington for its walkability, Lord of the Rings fans are often disappointed to find that many of the region’s shooting locations are out of the city and down an unwelcoming rural side-road. On this guided tour of the trilogy’s Wellington locations, your guide takes care of transport so you can focus on the scenery of Helm’s Deep, Minas Tirith and Isengard.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Movie Blood and Chainmaille Workshop

Weta Workshop is opening its doors to give you the chance to make movie magic with our crew! Step into our Kitchen of Horror and learn to mix buckets of fake movie blood. Then create unique Weta Workshop chainmaille, as worn by the armies of The Lord of the Rings! Spots are strictly limited.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Weta Workshop Evening Tour including Dinner at Coco at the Roxy

Take an evening tour of the Weta Workshop, a leading special effects and prop studio co-founded by director Peter Jackson, where you’ll learn about Wellington’s movie-making history. Discover the creative film production process from skilled technicians at the Weta Cave. You may recognize blockbusters such as ‘Avatar,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and — of course — ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Finish with a 3-course dinner at CoCo at the Roxy in the heart of Miramar. Round-trip transport from the Wellington CBD included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Wellington Movie Tour

Welcome to Weta Workshop’s home.  The movie industry doesn’t often open its doors!  Here, you’ll be thrilled by genuine, life-size movie props from a number of different contemporary movies.  Learn how Weta turns a director's vision into scenery, models, and figures. Some of the most captivating Hollywood films use Weta's props, and this tour explains why.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Thunderbirds Are Go at the Weta Workshop

Make your way to the production studios of Weta Workshop, based near Wellington, for a 45-minute look behind the scenes of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go.’ See a vast collection of miniature sets and props created for the joint New Zealand–British sci-fi TV series. Learn from an on-site technician about the creation of land, air and space crafts for the show, and hear about the methods used to bring the world of 'Thunderbirds' to life in the year 2060.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Craft with Weta Workshop Crew

The Weta Workshop is one of the world’s leading special effects and prop companies and famous for its work on the Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and Avatar. On this tour, peek behind-the-scenes of Weta, then take part in an unforgettable hands-on workshop. Under the guidance of a Weta crew member, learn to make LOTR-style chainmaille, mix up your own fake blood, and discover the real-life tricks behind the on-screen movie magic.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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