Tour of the Lord of the Rings Studios and Filming Sights – Half-day in Wellington

Tour of the Lord of the Rings Studios and Filming Sights – Half-day in Wellington

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Discover the different sites and locations where a number of scenes from the Lord of the Rings were filmed
The visit of the studios (with access to the “Window into Workshop” exhibit) to discover the behind-the-scenes of filming
Explanations and commentary from your guide in a small group
The panoramic views of the city and Wellington Port from Mount Victoria

Essential information *

4 hours



Starting time
8:30 AM , 1:30 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Immerse yourself in the magic of the Lord of the Rings by visiting the film sights and the production studios!

The first step of your visit will be Courtenay Place, Wellington’s nightlife hotspot where you will visit the Embassy Movie Theatre. This is where the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Hobbit held their world premieres to almost 100,000 people (including a number of stars and celebrities!). You will then make your way to Mount Victoria where you will benefit from a spectacular view of the city and of Wellington’s port. Continue by descending the “green belt” towards the Outer Shire woods where a number of scenes were filmed!

The next stop will be “Weelywood”, the heart of Wellington’s film industry, located in the suburb of Miramar. This is where Peter Jackson and Weta productions created and produced the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. The visit of the studios will also include the latest exhibit “Window into Workshop” revealing the daily operations of the studios and the production company during the making of all 4 films. Watch a short-movie on the immense digital technology work that helped with the films special effects. In addition, you will also have access to the cave-museum. You will also be given a guided tour themed around the creation of accessories and make-up.

Throughout this half-day visit, you will be accompanied by an expert guide and passionate Tolkien fan. He will tell you why Peter Jackson chose to film in the superb region.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: your hotel in Wellington
  • Time: 8h30am or 1:30pm (Hotel pick-up will take place around 15 minutes before the scheduled tour start time)
  • The tour will take place in a small group of up to 15 participants maximum
  • Activity not suitable for people with reduced mobility

Price includes

  • The visit of different filming sights used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • The tour of the studios and Weta Productions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras



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