wellington lord of the rings tours nz

Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour

$225 per adult / $110 per child Minimum 5 Adults

Un-earth the full day Lord of the Rings Tour which encompasses the best locations the Wellington region has to offer, as well as Weta Cave’s workshop tour and documentary, plus lunch as a local cafe.

Tour Description

Join an expert LOTR guide for an exploration of some of the key sites in the LOTR film-making process. Your guide will entertain you throughout the day with stories and behind the scenes information from the film, as well as show you the top filming locations within the Wellington region. Explore the Weta Cave shop and museum, see the in-house documentary, and then join the guided workshop tour. Enjoy lunch at local cafe with your guide.

Tour Highlights

  • Mount Victoria Lookout
  • Outer Shire Filming locations including:
    • Shortcut to Mushrooms
    • ‘Get Off the Road’
    • Run to the Buckleberry Ferry
    • Dunharrow
  • Helm’s Deep
  • Minas Tirith
  • Great River Anduin
  • The Gardens of Isengard
  • Rivendell
  • Lunch at Local Café
  • Weta Cave (Shop and Museum)
  • Weta Workshop Behind-the-scenes Documentary
  • Weta Workshop Guided Tour

What you need to know

Tour departs between 8.30am ~ 9.00am from city-centre accommodation

Tour returns between 4.30 ~ 5.00pm

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 rates for 14 years & under and must travel with paying adul

Infants 2 years and under travel free but must be booked in as a passenger