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The ultimate way to experience Wellington.

See the sights, go for bush and beach walks, have your picture taken at the 'Legolas Tree' and enjoy the audiovisual displays as we show you around our movie capital.

To help you visualize the scenes, you will be played exclusive movie clips on location. Your guide will also share behind-the-scenes stories and explain how many of these difficult filming shots were achieved.

Plus, props are provided on the tours so you can take pictures to show all of your friends back home.

There are three tours that are available:

The Valley Movie Tour

Wellington Movie Tour

Ultimate Movie Tour


Valley Movie Tour

Have your picture taken where the The Lord of the Rings stars stood in New Zealand's movie capital.

Leave Wellington city and head north through the Hutt Valley as we take you to beautiful parks and rivers to show you where many famous The Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed.

You'll visit up to 15 scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies including:

  • Helms Deep
  • Minas Tirith
  • Gardens of Isengard
  • Hinged Trees of Isengard
  • Aragorn Washed Ashore
  • Departure of Boromir
  • Rivendell
  • Orc Chant

At the conclusion of your tour, you'll enjoy lunch at Rivendell in the beautiful Kaitoke Regional Park.

  • Tour departs at 10am and returns by 2.30pm.
  • Price: Adult $85, Child $40

Wellington Movie Tour

Take in the sights around New Zealand's movie-making capital, Wellington, and visit some of the most famous The Lord of the Rings filming locations.

Walk through the Hobbiton Woods and see the 'Frodo Tree', 'Shortcut to the Mushrooms', 'Get off the Road' and 'Race to the Ferry' scenes from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Another highlight is the one hour visit to the Weta Cave where you'll see many props and miniatures from the films and have the chance to watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Weta Workshop.

  • Tour departs at 2.30pm and returns by 6.30pm.
  • Price: Adult $45, Child $30

Ultimate Movie Tour

This tour combines the Valley Movie Tour and the Wellington Movie Tour to give you the ultimate movie experience.

Head north through the Hutt Valley to beautiful parks and rivers where many famous The Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed. Enjoy seeing the sights around the bays of Wellington, more filming locations and where the production studios are.

You'll visit up to 25 famous scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies including:

  • Helms Deep
  • Minas Tirith
  • Gardens of Isengard
  • Hinged Trees of Isengard
  • Aragorn Washed Ashore
  • Departure of Boromir
  • Rivendell
  • Orc Chant
  • Frodo Tree
  • Shortcut to Mushrooms
  • Get off the Road
  • Race to the Ferry

A one hour visit to the Weta Cave allows you to see many props and miniatures from the films and have the chance to watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Weta Workshop.

During the tour, you'll enjoy lunch at Rivendell in the beautiful Kaitoke Regional Park.

  • Tour departs at 10.00am and returns by 6.30pm.
  • Price: Adult $115, Child $45
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