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The Lord of the Rings Tours from Wellington

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The Lord of the Rings Tours from Wellington
From North Island attractions such as the Hobbiton movie set to the sweeping countryside around Queenstown on the South Island, there are Lord of the Rings filming locations across New Zealand, and Wellington is no exception. Here are options for exploring Lord of the Rings sites in and around Wellington. 

Wellington Movie Tours 
Lord of the Rings fans can step into Middle Earth on a full-day tour of Wellington’s most memorable filming locations, without worrying about arranging transportation. Admire views of the Hutt Valley and the Greenbelt, seen on-screen as Rivendell; see iconic sites such as Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, and Isengard; and visit the Embassy Movie Theatre, where the stars walked the red carpet for the world premieres of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. For a more personalized experience, opt for a small-group or private tour, and enjoy extra attention from your tour guide.

Weta Workshop Tours
Discover the secrets behind the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as The Hobbit movies, Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia, and more, on a guided tour of Wellington’s Weta Studios. Learn how the Oscar award-winning props and special effects were created during a thrilling Weta Cave Workshop, or opt for a private tour, which gives you rare access to the Park Road Post Production facility and the Weta Workshop’s boardroom. Some tours include round-trip transportation from Wellington.
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Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including LunchDay Trips

Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
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Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour)Half-day Tours

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Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour)

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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. 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
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Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small GroupCity Packages

Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group

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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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from WellingtonDay Trips

Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from Wellington

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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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Valley Movie Tour from WellingtonHalf-day Tours

Valley Movie Tour from Wellington

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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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Middle-Earth Filming Location Full DayNature and Wildlife

Middle-Earth Filming Location Full Day

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from WellingtonDay Trips

Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington

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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.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Wellington Movie TourHalf-day Tours

Wellington Movie Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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