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

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Journey to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth on a morning or afternoon half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. Your guide takes you through New Zealand’s scenic countryside to key LOTR-related locations such as Weta Workshop—where several LOTR films premiered. Hear insider information about the productions on a tour that is informative and entertaining for LOTR fans and newcomers alike.
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  • 1
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Weta Workshop
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • Tour the Weta Cave, home of world-class, award-winning special effects
  • Hear commentary from a guide with behind-the-scenes LOTR knowledge
  • Learn why director Peter Jackson chose this region for his films
  • Morning and afternoon half-day tours to accommodate busy itineraries
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in Wellington, head to the Mount Victoria for views over Wellington and the harbor, then drive to the Green Belt, where you may recognize settings for Middle-earth scenes such as “Race to the Ferry” and “Shortcut to Mushrooms.” Next up, take a guided tour of Weta Workshop, located in the center of Wellington’s movie industry (aka Wellywood). Explore the production facilities at the Weta Cave, where crews created the extraordinary props and makeup for LOTR and other films, including 'The Hobbit,' 'District 9,' and 'Avatar.' Learn more about filmmaking here at the Windows into Workshop exhibition, and watch a short film about special effects. Enjoy some free time in the studio’s mini-museum and souvenir shop before your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels and cruise terminal
  • Local and professional guide
  • Souvenir map
  • Native forest walk
  • Weta Studios workshop exhibition tour
  • Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Rover Rings
Claudia H
Ein Must-do
Absolute Klasse. Irish Dave ist ein absoluter Profi. Super Tag. Super places. Very informative And now take Mum
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Montreal, Canada
Fantastic locations and information with Irish Dave on Half Day Location tour
We did the Half Day Locations Tour and we had an absolute blast. Our guide, "Irish Dave" as he called himself, was
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Lill M
Very informative!
Really enjoyed our tour with River Rings. We had Jack as our tour guide and he was full of cool information on
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Kate M
Belper, United Kingdom
A great tour.
Really well organised. Fabulously well led by the charismatic Jack. A great half day of variety, good for LoR
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The Woodlands, Texas
Great for LOTR Buffs
Great review of many film locations for the LOTR trilogy including Rivendell and Weta Works that did all the
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Alicante, Spain
Most enjoyable
We were taken around to the WETA works by a most affable and pleasant guide. We thoroughly enjoyed learning more
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Brilliant Tour, even better than expected with more surprises!
This tour was absolutely fantastic! Jack was brilliant, and honestly I think we all got more than we thought we
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Lars S
Skanderborg, Denmark
Amazing and surreal
This was awesome. You get to see some of the places from the first Lord of the Rings movie. You get to sit in the
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Awesome day
As a huge LOTR fan, I was looking forward to this after the Hobbiton tour. I had a lot of fun visiting the
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Mary O
Reston, Virginia
Beautiful intro to the Wellington area
This tour was just what I was looking for; a bit of a tour of Wellington, some beautiful sites, and all tied
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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