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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch - Wellington, New Zealand
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

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$139.92

Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and movies, and see how Middle-earth was created in the beautiful countryside outside Wellington ... More info ›

Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and movies, and see how Middle-earth was created in the beautiful countryside outside Wellington. Go behind the scenes on a visit to the Weta Studios, where 'The Lord of the Rings' movies were produced, and see famous movie locations including the Greenbelt, the Hutt Valley and the gorgeous native forest park that re-created Rivendell. Enjoy a 'Lord of the Rings' lunch and hear insider gossip on how the movies were made on this 'Lord of the Rings' tour in Wellington.

Begin your The Lord of the Rings location tour exploring the city locations of Mount Victoria and the 'Greenbelt', then take a 40-minute walk through the Outer Shire. This location includes the famous 'Get off the road' scene from The Lord of the Rings movie, the 'shortcut to mushrooms' as well as the Black Rider scenes and many more. Your tour leaders are knowledgeable fans of The Lord of the Rings who know their subject inside out.


Next, spend some time at the Weta Studios for an inside look at the Wellington film industry and the studios where The Lord of the Rings movies were produced.


Your visit to Weta includes the new 'Window into Workshop' exhibition, which takes you on a guided tour of the inner workings of the Weta Studios and film production company operated by The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.


Watch a short film showcasing the digital side of Weta and have an opportunity to peruse the Weta cave museum and gift shop.


After the morning’s excitement, it's time for a Lord of the Rings-themed, Orc-sized lunch at Scorch-O-Rama cafe.


Having seen how The Lord of the Rings movies were produced, visit the sites where the movies were filmed and see why Peter Jackson chose to film in this amazing part of the world. Spend the afternoon exploring The Lord of the Rings film locations in the Hutt Valley, with stops including the Hutt River (Great River Anduin) and Harcourt Park (Gardens of Isengard and where the Orcs filled the trees).


Finally, visit Kaitoke Regional Park which was the setting for Rivendell. Situated in a thousand-year-old New Zealand native rainforest, you will see why the Elves chose to live here! See the location where Helms Deep and Minas Tirith were filmed, before returning to your Wellington hotel at the conclusion of your Lord of the Rings tour.

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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour - Wellington, New Zealand
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

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$63.30

Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf on a half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. See where Middle-earth was created in New Zealand’s beautiful countryside on this Wellington 'Lord of the Rings' tour, and discover why the scenic region was chosen to film the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ movies ... More info ›

Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf on a half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. See where Middle-earth was created in New Zealand’s beautiful countryside on this Wellington 'Lord of the Rings' tour, and discover why the scenic region was chosen to film the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ movies. Visit movie director Peter Jackson’s Wellington production base, Weta Studios, to see where LOTR and Hobbit production was completed, and go behind the scenes on this unique Wellington half-day tour.

Spend some time in Middle-earth on this half-day tour from Wellington. Your guide will take you into the heart of Middle-earth for your chance to experience the magic of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The first stop on your Wellington Lord of the Rings locations tour is Courtenay Place, Wellington’s nightlife center. Visit the Embassy Movie Theatre where the world premieres of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and more recently The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were screened. See where the stars of the movies walked the red carpet, and where 100,000 people gathered to watch.

Next stop is Mount Victoria for fabulous views of Wellington’s city center and harbor. Continue down into the ‘Green Belt’, where forest scenes from the movies were shot, including ‘Shortcut to Mushrooms’, ‘ Get off the Road’, ‘Race to the Ferry’, ‘Dunharrow Plateau’ and more.

Next stop is 'Wellywood', the heart of the Wellington film industry in the suburb of Miramar, where movie director Peter Jackson and his production company Weta NZ produced the magical Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

Your guided tour of Peter Jackson’s Weta Studios and production facilities includes a visit to the brand-new 'Windows into Workshop' exhibition. Visit the Weta Cave and enjoy a guided tour of Weta Studio’s prop-making and make-up departments, then see a short film about the digital special effects featured in the movies.

Visit the studio’s mini-museum and souvenir shop before heading back to the city at the conclusion of your behind-the-scenes Wellington Lord of the Rings locations tour.

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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour - Wellington, New Zealand
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

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$116.60

Journey into the heart of Wellington on this city sightseeing small-group tour. From its unearthly south coast to its bizarre central Beehive, the contrasts and quirkiness of Wellington's wonders are unequaled anywhere on earth ... More info ›

Journey into the heart of Wellington on this city sightseeing small-group tour. From its unearthly south coast to its bizarre central Beehive, the contrasts and quirkiness of Wellington's wonders are unequaled anywhere on earth. Travel by cable car to the top of the Botanical Gardens, marvel at the view from Mt Victoria, visit the Parliament buildings and Te Papa - the national museum.

You'll be picked up from your Wellington hotel and travel by air-conditioned luxury mini-coach. Wellington is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that's packed with drama, beauty, and pride. This tour gives you a unique, unforgettable day in one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Travel around the earthquake-scarred south coast to see the ruins of the Wahine ferry disaster and the distant ranges of the South Island, overlooked by the coasters' houses perched on the steep, rocky hills. Enjoy the views of the harbor and Matiu Sommes Island, a deceptively pretty place where prisoners of war were quarantined during World War II.

Enjoy panoramic views of Wellington city and harbor from the top of Mt Victoria. Take a trip on the cable car, a charming and picturesque transport that is one of the few surviving in the world.

In Thorndon, New Zealand's oldest suburb, visit the magnificent Parliament buildings and gorgeous Old St Paul's Cathedral. See the famous Beehive, the seat of government.

Your sightseeing tour concludes with a visit to the national museum, Te Papa, where you can explore the interactive displays and extraordinary mix of Maori and European heritage.

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Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours - Wellington, New Zealand
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

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$96.61

See Middle-earth on this scenic tour of The Lord of the Rings outdoor filming locations in the Wellington area. Travel around in a comfortable vehicle, stopping at locations that served as the Shire, River Anduin, Helm Deep, Rivendell and more ... More info ›

See Middle-earth on this scenic tour of The Lord of the Rings outdoor filming locations in the Wellington area. Travel around in a comfortable vehicle, stopping at locations that served as the Shire, River Anduin, Helm Deep, Rivendell and more. As you channel your inner Gandalf or Frodo, hear fun facts and insider commentary from a guide. Refreshments are included. Choose either a half-day or full-day tour; each is limited to only six passengers, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.

While most of the structures from The Lord of the Rings films have been removed, the scenery surrounding Wellington remains an image of Middle-earth. Tour the area by comfortable air-conditioned bus, listening to commentary and behind-the-scenes stories from your guide, a knowledgeable Middle-earth enthusiast.

Half-Day Tour (4 hours):
Your Middle-earth film locations tour starts with pickup in Wellington in either the morning or afternoon, depending on option selected. With your guide, set off into the countryside to see the spectacular North Island locations where scenes from The Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed.

Visit the filming sites for the outskirts of the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard and the River Anduin; discover the quarry used for the filming of Helms Deep in Rohan and Minas Tirith in Gondor; and see where the Hobbits raced to the ferry. See the site that served as Rivendell when Frodo recovered from his knife attack, the location of the river where Aragorn washed up after the Warg attack and the place where Gandalf rode to see Saruman.

You’ll also head up to the Mt Victoria lookout for photo ops and panoramic views of the city. During the tour, morning or afternoon tea is provided.

Your tour ends when you return to your departure point in Wellington.

Full-Day Tour (8 hours):
After departing Wellington in the morning with your guide, take off on an entertaining journey through the Wellington region. This full-day tour takes in all of the Middle-earth sites from the half-day tour, as well as a few others.

The morning portion of your adventure follows the same itinerary as the half-day tour, including a snack for morning tea. Then enjoy an outdoor lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit beautiful Fernside Lake, which was used during filming as part of Lothlorien and the Gladden fields. Admire the lakeside spot where Smeagol and Deagol fought for the ring, and see the white bridge that serves as a reminder of the Lothlorien bridge.

The full-day tour also includes a visit to Miramar, where many of the films’ stars and crew, including Peter Jackson, lived and worked during production. Your last stop is Weta Cave, a souvenir shop and mini-museum where you can purchase collectibles and watch an interview with Peter Jackson and a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the film trilogy.

Your day tour ends with return to your departure point in Wellington.

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Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour

Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour - Wellington, New Zealand
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

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$256.52

Discover the natural highlights around beautiful Wellington on a full-day guided tour that explores the South Coast and Red Rocks, and visits the Museum of Wellington City and Sea and Wellington Botanic Gardens. Travel by 4WD to see a New Zealand fur seal colony and take in spectacular views of the Tasman Sea ... More info ›

Discover the natural highlights around beautiful Wellington on a full-day guided tour that explores the South Coast and Red Rocks, and visits the Museum of Wellington City and Sea and Wellington Botanic Gardens. Travel by 4WD to see a New Zealand fur seal colony and take in spectacular views of the Tasman Sea. Learn about Maori legends and Wellington’s history, get close to native plant and bird life and enjoy lunch alongside Wellington Harbour. Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.

Start with morning pickup from your Wellington hotel, then travel in a comfortable minicoach along the scenic waterfront to the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, considered one of the best museums in the world.

Located in a historic building on Jervois Quay, the museum features exhibits that detail the city’s maritime history, early Maori and European settlements and Wellington's changes during the 20th century. Learn about Maori mythic figures such as the Taniwha, powerful spirits who live in deep waters including those of Wellington Harbour. Your guide leads you through the highlights of the fascinating exhibits and gives you time to browse on your own.

Departing the museum, head south of the city on an exhilarating 4WD journey to Red Rocks on the ‘seal coast’ near Owhiro Bay. During the drive, your guide points out an active fault line, old Maori settlement sites, Terawhiti Station and more. Cross spectacularly scenic headlands to reach Red Rocks, where a colony of fur seals hauls out on the rust-colored rocks. Observe the seals and enjoy exceptional views of the Tasman Sea where it meets the Pacific Ocean, the tumultuous waters of Cook Strait and the distant mountain ranges of the South Island.

After taking in the south coast, return to Wellington where you savor a delicious lunch at a bistro cafe with panoramic views over the harbor. Then visit the Wellington Botanic Garden, a 60-acre (25-hectare) estate that is the only botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants. Your guide shares stories of the New Zealand bush as you walk along scenic paths lined with native forest, plant and flower collections. You may also see native birds such as tui, kereru, silver eye, kingfisher, grey warbler, and bell birds.

At the end of a fascinating full-day tour, your tour ends with return to your hotel.

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Zealandia by Night Tour

Zealandia by Night Tour - Wellington, New Zealand
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

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$56.63

Enjoy a night discovering New Zealand’s evolution and natural history at Zealandia, located just minutes from central Wellington. The discovery begins with a guided tour through Zealandia: The Exhibition, a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition showcasing New Zealand’s natural history and world renowned conservation movement ... More info ›

Enjoy a night discovering New Zealand’s evolution and natural history at Zealandia, located just minutes from central Wellington. The discovery begins with a guided tour through Zealandia: The Exhibition, a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition showcasing New Zealand’s natural history and world renowned conservation movement. As darkness falls, your guide will lead you into the Sanctuary Valley, the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary in search for little spotted kiwi and the many other nocturnal animals that call the sanctuary home. This is an unforgettable Wellington experience not to be missed!

A night at Zealandia will transport you back in time to a world yet discovered, when prehistoric beasts roamed free. Be amazed by lifelike models of the majestic moa and fearsome Haast’s eagle, the long lost giants of the bird world, and uncover the unique natural history of New Zealand through an enthralling sound and light show.

It is then time to step through the predator-proof fence into the Sanctuary Valley, a beautiful 550-acre (225-hectare) eco sanctuary home to some of the rarest native animals and birds in New Zealand that are found nowhere else in the world. By the light of the glowworms search for the kaka, weta, tuatara and the elusive kiwi foraging in the leaf litter.

Zealandia by Night is a fascinating and interactive look into the history of New Zealand’s wildlife over the past 1000 years, it's a fascinating and educational experience.

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