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Explore the world of Hobbits, Dwarfs, Elves and Men!

The full day LOTR tour covers everything a Rings fan could possibly need to know and see. With small tour groups, this gives you a personalised experience getting you right in the action and giving in depth knowledge of how the movies were made.

Wellington Rover Tours will collect you from your central city accommodation between 8.30 and 9.00am. Your morning will include the city sights and film locations, a visit to Mount Victoria and a 40 minute walk through the Outer Shire.

From here you’ll depart for Weta Studios for an insiders view of the film industry via the Window into Workshop exhibition, a guided tour of the cogs that turn the Weta Studios. A short film of the digital side of Weta workings and a little free time to explore the Cave Museum and shop will give you a film production education.

By now you’ve worked up an Orc sized hunger! Scorch-O-Rama cafe provide a LOTR themed menu, to be enjoyed either at the cafe or picnic at Rivendell when the weather allows (included in the cost of your tour, vegetarian and gluten free options available).

Then it’s time for some location scouting. Stop off at the Hutt River (Great River Anduin) and Harcourt Park (Gardens of Isengard), followed by Kaitoke Regional Park (the setting for Rivendell) and then onto where Helms Deep & Minas Tirith were filmed (now a working quarry and inaccessible to visitors).

You’ll be guided by genuine LOTR fans, who have been trained to educate and enthrall with extensive knowledge not just on the films themselves, but why Peter Jackson chose to film in Wellington and how it all came to be.

This tour is structured specifically so locations and scenes are experienced in the best possible order and is a day well spent in the capital city for Rings enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in film.

 

Price:

  • $210 Adult
  • $105 Child (2-12 years)
  • Infants Free (2 and under. Must be booked as a passenger - add on your way to check out)
  • Tour Time: Depart 8.30-9.00am, return 4.30-5.00pm

    Location: Complimentary pick up from Central Wellington is included. You will be asked to include your pick up location or meeting place as you proceed to check out.

    Please Note: Tour runs in any weather. Film locations are off road across unsealed, sloping paths. Not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers or people of limited mobility.

     

    Also check out the great deals on our other product:

    Lord of the Rings - Half Day Tour

    Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

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    4spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$210.00
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    • Per Child$105.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$189.00
    • Per Child$105.00

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    • Per Adult$157.50
    • Per Child$105.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$189.00
    • Per Child$105.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$210.00
    • Per Child$105.00

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    Violetta from Germany wrote on 10 March 2016

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    Highly recommended

    I loved that tour, the guide told as a lot of background information, we saw all the good spots and the guide showed us many pictures at the spots so that we could compare the spots with the movie. Check out my blog for a longer description of this fantastic tour:https://violettaexploringcultures.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/oh-nooooo-rivendell-its-gone-it-just-vanished/

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    Christina Durham from New Zealand wrote on 12 September 2016

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    Had a great time

    Would recommend this tour for any LOTR fan and even being kiwi's we both really enjoyed the day. We did the full day tour with Lesley and had a lovely lunch included. We don't know Wellington very well, only our second time to the City. The tour was a great way to see different parts of Wellington as we were taken out of town to some of the beautiful filming locations. Our tour guide was fantastic and she had some awesome LOTR stories to share. I would recommend doing the full day over the half day if you have the time and money to do so.

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    Jan from Germany wrote on 19 January 2016

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    Awesome Tourguide

    We had a lovely enthusiastic tourguide, who really loves lord of the rings and who can talk abount anything about movies. :)

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    Chandra Hale from Australia wrote on 09 January 2016

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    Windy but worth it

    They do say the tours happen in all weather and they really do. It was incredibly windy but with the good spirits of our tour, countless anecdotes and trivia, it was well worth braving the wet.

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    Wilfredo from Philippines wrote on 31 December 2015

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    Lord of the Rings Tour

    Excellent experience. Highly recommended for vacationeers to Wellington.

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