Let us show you the sights of New Zealand’s movie capital with a slant on the local movie industry. As part of our full-day ultimate movie tour, you can expect a wide variety of Lord of the Rings scenes and associations. Our tours are unique in that only with us will you experience on-location movie clips. We also include behind-the-scenes information and stories only someone with a link to the local movie industry can provide.
Hear all the latest Hobbit news. See the latest production diary. Enjoy our special fx explanations and unique props for those ‘Rings pictures. We then finish with a visit to the Weta Cave plus enjoy the Weta Workshop Tour.
The biggest Lord of the Rings tour in New Zealand’s movie capital. Unique on-location movie clips, props for pictures, special effects explanations, inside stories and a visit to the Weta Cave plus Workshop Tour.
We go for a walk in the trees where the “Hobbiton Woods” was all filmed. This includes where the very first day of filming Lord of the Rings was completed on October 11, 1999.
We will show you where the production studios are situated and give you some idea as to what is happening inside. Another big highlight for this tour is our 70-minute visit to the Weta Cave. The shop/museum opened by special fx company Weta Workshop displays many props and miniatures from the films they have been involved in over the years. You will also have the chance to enjoy their popular behind-the-scenes video before making any purchases if you choose.
Our standard tour will allow you to enjoy the Weta behind-the-scenes video. Those on our Wellington Movie Tour plus+ will replace the video with the Weta Cave Workshop Tour.
Please note a moderate to good level of fitness is recommended for this tour as we will be walking up and down bush tracks. The tracks are slippery in places so we recommend passengers wear suitable footwear as they feel necessary.
Let us show you around New Zealands movie capital.
Leave Wellington City and head north through the Hutt Valley as we take you to beautiful parks and rivers to show where many famous Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed.
Highlights include: Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, Gardens of Isengard, Hinged trees of Isengard, “Aragorn Washed Ashore” and Rivendell.
Only with us will you get to review the movie clips on location, hear how the scenes were shot, learn about the special effects used and hear many behind-the-scenes stories. A variety of props are provided for pictures. Have your picture taken at our famous “Legolas Tree”.
As part of the Valley Movie Tour, we also have lunch in Rivendell (included in the cost).
If possible, please try to leave a phone number for when you are in Wellington in case we need to contact you last minute.
Departures from 9:55am
Back by 2:30pm
*This is a film-location tour. All original film sets have been removed by the studios*.
From the bush and rivers in the north to the studios of Miramar in the south, we’ll show you much of the Wellington region as we visit places where many ‘Rings scenes were filmed.
Combine the Valley and Wellington Movie Tours to enjoy a full-on day of fun.
Included are walks in parks and natural areas and of course, lunch at Rivendell.
You will also be shown the famous movie production studios in Miramar and we’ll visit the famous Weta Cave. Our standard tour will allow you to enjoy the Weta behind-the-scenes video. Those on our Ultimate Movie Tour plus+ will replace the video with the Weta Cave Workshop Tour.
All our film location tours include explanations on filming techniques used, behind-the-scenes stories and information on current and future filming projects.
N.B. Please note a moderate to good level of fitness is recommended for this tour as we will be walking up and down bush tracks. The tracks are slippery in places so we recommend passengers wear suitable footwear as they feel necessary.