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Lord of the Rings - Full Day Tour


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


  • 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



  • 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..

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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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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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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marioa from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2021

The best tour for LOTR fans!

Such an amazing experience. The tour has everything. Nathan, our guide, was nice, fun and full of interesting facts and stories about the movies. The lunch included is not the typical cookie + water you usually get. This is a proper huge-sized and delicious meal in a nice and fancy location. The locations are incredible and the Weta Cave tour (also included) is awesome. You get to see amazing props from LOTR and from many other cool movies and learn about the process to make them. This tour was so much fun, especially because the other people I went with were real fans as well. Best LOTR tour I've ever been to in NZ. Anyone who's a fan is in for an amazing day with these guys

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Tracy Ford from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2021

What a fantastic day

We had a fantastic day can highly recommend big thanks to chewy for being a great host, he was very knowledgable and made the whole experience into a fantastic day

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From Lord of the Rings - Full Day Tour

You're welcome Tracy! Thanks for your great review and we're delighted you enjoyed your day.

Bhavya from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2021


The tour was insightful and entertaining. Grant was a fantastic host and guide who not only kept the LOTR tour informative but also extremely interesting through trivia questions, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and a wonderful sense of humour. The lunch and then the Weta Caves experience was phenomenal and will always be cherished. Thanks Rovers Tour Group and Grant for creating such a wonderful experience. I wish them all the luck and success in the new year 2021☺️

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From Lord of the Rings - Full Day Tour

Thank you for the wonderful review.


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