Lord of the Rings - Full Day Tour

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

Highlights

  • Exciting and informative full day tour
  • Fully guided
  • Courtesy pick up and drop offs
  • LOTR Stlye lunch included

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.

 

Also check out the great deals on our other product:

Lord of the Rings - Half Day Tour

Per Adult $225.00
Per Child $110.00

What's included

  • Full day LOTR guided tour
  • Courtesy pick up and drop offs
  • LOTR style lunch

Notes

  • 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.

  • Tour requires a minimum number of two bookings to run, if minimum numbers are not reached you will be offered an alternate date or a full refund.

Available Bookings from September 25 to October 01

Change Dates

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12spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$225.00
  • Per Child$110.00

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  • Per Adult$168.80
  • Per Child$110.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$225.00
  • Per Child$110.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$202.50
  • Per Child$110.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$202.50
  • Per Child$110.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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louisag from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2020

Excellent day out

Our tour guide was Irish Dave. Awesome guy. Very informative and the photos he had shown everything in perspective. The entire family absolutely enjoyed it. Thanks so much

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Sarah from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

Excellent!!

The full day tour was phenomenal! Grant was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable. We had a small group of 4 which was even better! It was a beautiful clear day while we were trekking across Wellington seeing different film locations. My favourite part was driving around and visiting Mirama, and seeing where the magic happens! Weta Workshop was fantastic and so was our lunch at scorch-o-ra! The tour was incredible and everything I imagined it to be, thank team!!

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Mona Wagenlehner from Germany wrote on 24 February 2020

Funny & interesting tour with great guide :)

We had a very good day with a nice group . We learned a lot about the making of Lord of the Rings, which include funny facts and interesting technics how they do all the effects :)

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joannel4 from Canada wrote on 18 February 2020

great for a fan

Whyte was an AMAZING guide. I feel the full price of the tour is too expensive, so the bookme price was a happy finding. Whyte's knowledge and humour really makes a great experience for the tour. His little present at the end is icing on top of the LOTR cake. If you are a fan of LOTR the tour is worthwhile to hear the behind the scene information.

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Krutarth Trivedi from United States wrote on 17 December 2019

Great tour guide (Irish Dave)

We had a good time. The full day tour is good. Irish Dave is a great tour guide...very upbeat and full of energy. I would perhaps have liked to visit a few of the other filming locations nearby...but maybe they have selected the best ones for the tour.

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