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Wellington Sightseeing with Lord of the Rings Tour

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Wellington Sightseeing with Lord of the Rings Tour

From US$ 81.90 per person

Discover a different side to Wellington with this extraordinary half-day tour! After seeing the sights in Wellington, visit some of the key filming locations from The Lord of the Rings, before enjoying a guided tour of some of the production facilities.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Enjoy a guided tour of Wellington with an expert local guide
  • Visit Mount Victoria and iconic filming locations from Lord of the Rings
  • Discover Weta Workshop film production facilities
  • Benefit from complimentary pick-up and drop off from your cruise ship
Full description
Explore some of the best sites in Wellington and discover filming locations from The Lord of the Rings with a knowledgeable specialist guide on this unique half-day tour! Head over to Courtenay Place with the Embassy Movie Theater, where the world premiers of some of The Lord of the Rings films, including The Hobbit, have been held. Continuing with the Middle Earth theme, climb up Mount Victoria for some magnificent views over the city and harbour. On the way down, feel like a wood elf as you stop at Green Belt, a forest location where several of the movie scenes were shot.  To finish your Lord of the Rings experience, you will take a drive to 'Wellywood', the Wellington film studios and post-production facilities. Step into Middle Earth as you wander through Weta Workshop with its brand new 'Windows into Workshop' exhibition and a guided tour of the prop-making and make-up departments. Experience a different side to Wellington with this extraordinary tour and unmissable opportunity for any Lord of the Rings fans out there!
  • Guided tour of Wellington and Mount Victoria, including Lord of the Rings filming locations
  • Admission and guided tour of Weka Workshop, including the 'Windows into the Workshop' exhibition
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from your cruise ship
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Wellington Center Port, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Please bring warm clothes, which you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required, as New Zealand weather can be very changeable
  • All tours are designed to meet the cruise ship's arrival and departure times, but if you are not returned to your ship prior to its departure, the local operator guarantees to get you to the next port of call
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Very good experience, seeing real places of movie recording. Just be careful with time, which starts later than stipulated, but the visit is worth it.

December 24, 2019


Was a lot of fun, very informative

June 5, 2019


February 7, 2019

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Product ID: 169315