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Lord of the Rings - Half Day Tour


Envelope yourself in the magic of Lord of the Rings!


  • Fully guided half day tour
  • Visit a variety of exciting locations
  • See the prop-making and make up studios

Join the expert guides at Wellington Rover Tours for a half day LOTR extravaganza, bringing together the best locations in Wellington City, remote film locations and amazing visual feast at Weta.

The first part of your day will be an exploration of the city. See the Embassy Theatre where the world premieres of LOTR and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were held, venture up Mt Victoria to soak up breathtaking views of the city, then on to the Green Belt to walk through the forest and stand right where the LOTR actors did while filming those famous scenes.

Part two of your tour encompasses the best that SPFX has to offer. Visit Wellywood and the Weta Cave, where you will take in the Windows into Workshop exhibition. A guided tour of the prop-making and make up studios and a short film about the digital executions will give you all you need to know about production. You’ll then have time to wander the mini-museum and gift shop before being transported back to the city.

For LOTR enthusiasts with a limited schedule, this is a brilliant way to get the best insights in a short time frame.

Also check out the great deals on our other product:

Lord of the Rings - Full Day Tour.

Per Adult $110.00
Per Child $55.00

What's included

  • Half day guided tour
  • Complimentary pick up from Central Wellington


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Tour Times: 8.30am - 12.30pm OR 1.30pm - 5.30pm

    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.

  • Child (2-12 years)

    Infants Free (2 and under. Must be booked as a passenger - add on your way to check out)

    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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malika haywood from New Zealand wrote on 13 March 2021


It was great soo much fun! The tour guide was very knowledgeable learnt quite a few things about LOR and the guys at Weta i never knew before . Great tips on what to see and eat in Wellington city aswell.

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Thank you for your great feedback! Glad you enjoyed your tour out with us.

Racky Perdido from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2021

Lord of the rings half day tour

Awesome experience, very helpful guide thank you

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Steve Taylor from New Zealand wrote on 22 December 2020

Fab tour

Excellent tour of locations in Wellington immediatel area plus a visit to Weta Workshop. Highly recommended and Chewy our guide was knowledgeable and helpful.

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Thanks for your excellent review.

elizacristinaa from New Zealand wrote on 28 October 2021

Tour was canceled

Hi guys unfortunately I couldn’t go to tour because the tour was canceled according to the people who does the tour .. they told me the tour was closed and will open next year.. I am wondering how I can get back my refund . At moment no one have told me about that 😩

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Pierre Azor from New Zealand wrote on 14 November 2020

Weta visit

Awesome personalised experience.

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