wellington lord of the rings tours nz

Half Day Tour

$995 for 1-10 People + $25 surcharge per adult

Enjoy panoramic views of Wellington before discovering a key filming location from LOTR. Explore the Weta Cave shop and museum, see the in-house documentary, and then join the guided workshop tour.

Tour Description

Experience the magic of movie making on this half day highlights tour of the top film-making spots in the city. Discover why Wellington was chosen as the base for the filming of LOTR with an experienced and informative guide in a small and interactive tour group. Re-enact those iconic scenes from the film in the Outer Shire. Immerse yourself in the wonders of weta workshop with both the behind-the-scenes documentary and guided workshop tour included. Gain insider knowledge of the film making process and get all the insider gossip from your passionate and knowledgeable guide. Perfect for both the fan and non-LOTR fan alike.

Tour Highlights

  • Mount Victoria Lookout
  • Outer Shire Filming Location including:
    • Shortcut to Mushrooms
    • ‘Get off the Road’
    • Run to the buckleberry ferry
    • Dunharrow
  • Weta Cave (Shop and Museum)
  • Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • Weta Cave Workshop Guided Tour

What You Need to Know

  • Sensible footwear and clothing highly recommended
  • Complimentary city centre accommodation pick-up and drop-off
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers, or people with limited mobility
  • Child rates for 14 years & under and must travel with paying adult
  • Infants 2 years and under travel free but must be booked in as a passenger