Optional tours & activities.
Appropriate shoes for walking, water bottle & camera.
Satisfy your inner movie geek by going on a tour with the Lords of the Rings professionals in Wellington! As the North Island's first to operate LOTR tours, you'll be sure to have an amazing time!
Enjoy a personal experience whilst getting among the action thanks to the small group size. There's heaps of time to explore the surroundings, figure out how the movies were made ànd you can even recreate over 25 different scenes from the movies! Wander around Middle Earth on this amazing day tour...
Your awesome day starts when you get picked up from your central city accommodation between 8.30am and 9am before we spend the morning wandering around the city locations of Mount Victoria and its amazing views plus the 'greenbelt' where we spend about 40 minutes walking through the outer shire... Next up, we drive through the southern suburbs, including Seatoun, Miramar and the South Coast, discovering Bree and Dunharrow locations. Fun fact: many of the big name stars lived here! The tour includes a stop at the Weta Cave (except during public holidays) and the Scorch o Rama café (own expense), located on the Wellywood Coast!
After this we move on to Stone Street Studio and depending on how friendly the security is that day, we may have a look over the fence to see what projects they're currently filming. Get up the date with past, current and future Peter Jackson/WETA creations thanks to our friendly & knowledgeable guides. Plus discover which Hollywood star is currently in town!
The morning may be over now, but the fun doesn't stop there... We'll spend the afternoon exploring the Hutt Valley with stops at the Hutt River (Great River Anduin) and Harcourt Park (Gardens of Isengard and Orc trees). Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in Kaitoke Regional Park, under the elvish trees of Rivendell plus a walk through the native forest. (If the weather conditions are bad, we provide lunch at Eva Dixons Cafe and in this case morning tea will include muffins in Rivendell). Your amazing Lord of the Rings journey comes to an end around 4pm.
Visit the best locations in Wellington and learn more about these locations and the movies courtesy of our guides, who are obviously big Lord of the Rings fans!
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