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 filing and production location for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - take a tour and learn the secrets of the making of the movies.

TOUR OVERVIEW
Visit some of the film locations from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy on this 3 day city escape and enjoy some leisure time to discover the many sights and activities available in the nation’s capital.

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 and 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. And 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 an 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!

New Zealand’s capital city is nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour, and has a vibrant and compact downtown area that’s best explored on foot. In Wellington you’ll discover an amazing range of cafes, art galleries, theatres, attractions and a humming nightlife. The gourmet food and wine experiences of the Wairarapa region are also just a short drive away and there are many visitor attractions, tours and activities within the city environs. Arts, culture, fine dining and breathtaking natural scenery – that’s what Wellington’s all about!

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. New Zealand’s geology and natural environment and the stories of New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Maori, are celebrated in Te Papa’s permanent exhibitions and top-rating international exhibitions tour regularly. It is open 10am-6pm each day with extended hours on Thursday till 9pm. A visit to Te Papa is a ‘must-do’ on any visit to Wellington.

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.

Day 2
Wellington

Enjoy a full day Lord of the Rings tour.

Day 3
Wellington

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

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Tour Code: SBWLG3L
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Departures: May 18 - Mar 19

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