3 Day Wellywood - Home to Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

3 Day Wellywood - Home to Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

Wellington was the main filming and production location for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - take a tour and learn the secrets of the making of the movies.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 3 Day Wellywood - Home to Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
From: Wellington to Wellington
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $448 per person
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Code: SBWLG3L

Inclusions

2 nights superior hotel accommodation at the Novotel Wellington
Full day Lord of the Rings tour including picnic lunch

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Wellington

On arrival, please make your own way to the Novotel Wellington. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights.

The city of Wellington is home to Te Papa, the national museum, which tells the story of New Zealand’s history through bold and interactive exhibits. Entry is free, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities. A visit to Te Papa is a ‘must-do’ on any visit to Wellington.

Day 2
Wellington

Follow in the footsteps of hobbits, dwarfs, elves and men on this full day, small group ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour. Your journey begins by exploring the city locations of Mt Victoria and the ‘greenbelt’. This location includes the famous ‘Get off the road’ scene, the ‘shortcut to mushrooms’ and the Black Rider scenes as well as many more.

Then it’s off to the Weta Studios for an inside look at the Wellington film industry. Your visit to Weta will include the BRAND NEW ‘Window into Workshop’ exhibition; which is a guided tour of the inner working of the Weta Studios; the physical side of the film production company. Also a short film showcasing the Digital side of Weta. Finally a opportunity to peruse the Weta Cave Museum and Shop.

After the mornings excitement, it’s time for an Orc sized included lunch. You head out to Scorch-O-Rama cafe for a LOTR themed menu.

The afternoon is spent exploring the Hutt Valley. Stops include the Hutt River (Great River Anduin) and Harcourt Park (Gardens of Isengard and where the Orcs felled the trees). And finally you visit Kaitoke Regional Park which was the setting for Rivendell. Situated in a thousand year old New Zealand Native rainforest, you will see why the Elves chose to live here!

Day 3
Wellington

Free time for some last minute sightseeing before departing Wellington for your next destination.

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Tour Code: SBWLG3L
From (NZD) $448 per person
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Departures: May 18 - Mar 19

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