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Lord of the Rings - Full Day Tour

 

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 July 13 to July 19

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    5spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$168.80
    • Per Child$110.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$225.00
    • Per Child$110.00

    3spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$202.50
    • Per Child$110.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$202.50
    • Per Child$110.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$168.80
    • Per Child$110.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$202.50
    • Per Child$110.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$225.00
    • 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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    Pip from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2019

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    Great experience for this little hobbit fan

    Loved seeing all the filming locations. Our guide was Grant, he was great. Loved the pictures so we could actually see the areas from movie. Lunch was yummy. Best part, all the stories... was great!

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    Natacha from Luxembourg wrote on 12 December 2019

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    Good

    The guide was very professional and very kind. We get a very nice day with him

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    Mona Wagenlehner from Germany wrote on 24 February 2020

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    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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    Leon Frederick from United States wrote on 01 December 2018

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    Unmet expectaions

    While it was a good tour and informative, we got someone on his first day giving tours. Then, what I expected to be the climax at Rivendell with waterfalls, there wasn’t one to be found. New Zealand is a beautiful country, and I hope to go back, but maybe the South Island LOTR tour would be more what I was expecting.

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    Joanne from Canada wrote on 18 February 2020

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    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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