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.
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