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Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington provided by Adventure Safari

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Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington

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This is the ultimate tour for Lord of the Rings fans visiting New Zealand. Save hours researching where to find sites related to the famous trilogy, and enjoy an action-packed day that covers many different filming locations in a day. Take a walk in Hobbiton Woods, and discover where director Peter Jackson and his team created the sets of Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Helms Deep, and more.
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145 Wakefield Street
145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New ZealandPlease meet us at the tour bus stop near the i-SITE.
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  • 1
    Adventure Safari
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kaitoke Regional Park
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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You'll end at
145 Wakefield Street
145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New ZealandPlease meet us at the tour bus stop near the i-SITE.
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  • Cover multiple Lord of the Rings filming sights in a day, including Rivendell
  • Combine two tours in one—Valley Movie Set, and Wellington Movie Set tours
  • No waiting in entrance lines—admission tickets are included
  • Stay fueled for the adventures—lunch is included
Important Information
Departure Point
145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Exclusive on-location movie clips
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Adventure Safari
  • Entry/Admission - Kaitoke Regional Park
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Vasco Rual wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions6 helpful votes
I did this tour on July 30th with my father and it was a really great time ! At the beginning, we were a bit skeptical because we had been shown an industrial area which was supposedly the place where the movie set of Minas Tirith and Helm's Deep was built. But don't be
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from TedG459, Representative at Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington
Responded 9 Aug 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to write :) Haha, the Helms Deep/Minas Tirith location does have some scratching their heads in disbelief. But when you learn what the film makers did with this place to create movie magic it becomes more amazing. Then the more scenic places we visit is a nice relief. I'll pass this on to Kate. She will be happy. Cheers!
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Sharie9471 wrote a review Jun 2019
Casper, Wyoming54 contributions14 helpful votes
Wow! This tour was amazing for our grandson, Pierce. He is a huge Lord of the Rings, Hobbit film/book fan. We went on the tour on Saturday, June 8th and were joined by a cute couple from Sydney, Australia. We went to several locations were the movies were made. Our grandson and
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from TedG459, staff at Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington
Responded 18 Jun 2019
Thank you for writing Sharie, It really was like a bunch of new friends just having a fun day out together. I enjoyed it so much and can't thank you enough for coming. Cheers!
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Melonie S wrote a review Apr 2019
Minnesota41 contributions12 helpful votes
Shocked at attitude of Oct. 2018 review - unrealistic expectations and complete lack of imagination lead to disappointment. The sites are 20 years old and never intended to be preserved as movie sets (know of anything that has not changed in appearance in 20 years?!. The
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from TedG459, staff at Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington
Responded 16 Apr 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to write Melonie!
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Joe B wrote a review Dec 2018
12 contributions2 helpful votes
I don't want to say this tour was bad because it wasn't, our guide was absolutely fantastic, very lovely and knowledgeable. However the tour is very very lacklustre and underwhelming given the cost. The 'Aragorn Washed Ashore' location is just a riverbank. The Minas Tirith
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Response from TedG459, Staff at Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington
Responded 16 Apr 2019
Thanks for taking the time to write Joe. We have had many come on our tour who understand the Hollywood studios removed all sets around New Zealand after Lord of the Rings filming had been completed. We would absolutely love to have sets to show on tour but that is unfortunately not our decision which is why we offer film-location tours. However, we make the experience more interesting and fun with our exclusive movie clips, documentaries, behind-the-scenes stories and props for pictures. Yes, you could take yourself for a very long drive and walk to see the filming locations (if you could find them) but remember you would not have a guide and all those little extras included. We are always trying to keep our costs far below what is standard in Wellington but it is becoming more and more difficult as our costs are currently rising enormously. I hope this explains a little from our end, Cheers and I hope you enjoy your pictures :)
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Ren wrote a review Dec 2018
Wanaka, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
I am a big LOTR fan so I was really looking forward to this tour and it did *not* disappoint. Our guide, Ted, was very knowledgeable and had behind the scenes info for us. We were able to take pictures reenacting scenes from the movies with props and watched behind the scenes
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Neil L
If you're in any way shape or form a Lord of the Rings fan this tour is an absolute must. If you're not then you sh
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Movie tour visiting LoR sites around Wellington and Weta workshop.
Excellent half day trip. Small group and combined views from Mt Victoria with exploring the Hobbiton woods and enac
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Lisa F
Fantastic must-do for LOTR fans!
I did the Weta Studio tour on my own and my guide recommended this movie tour to see LOTR sights. I spoke with Ted
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Love the movies or just for a half day outside Wellington
Being a major LOTR fan I was interested to do this tour and was not disappointed. It is great for fans but also is
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Perfect Afternoon Activity for LOTR fans with a Fantastic Guide
To be honest, we were initially going to do most of this itinerary ourselves as I've been to Wellington before and
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Enjoyed the tour but locations not well maintained
My guide Kate was wonderful. I somehow missed the pickup shuttle and after calling movie tours Kate came back for m
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Well worth the money and time
I am not a LOTR fan but did watch the movie almost 20 years ago and could only remember snippets of it. But my enti
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Cassie E
$100 six inch sub what this tour should be called. Where shall I begin, well first of all, please heed my tale of caution, I've
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For absolute die hard fans only
The tour was well organise, picked up on time by our guide Kate. She had a habit of laughing at the end of every se
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Lord of the Rings
The tour takes you to different sites used in the movie. Kate our guide did a great job and had alot of knowledge
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Sandy B
Interesting, informative, fun
The tour was done in a relatively comfortable van with a good AV system. First we went to Mount Victoria where I w
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A fun day out for any LOTR fan
We did a the ultimate movie tour with Cassie/Casey (?) and she was brilliant. She drove us around to the different
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Paid the full day experience minus Weta as we did that already. Stopped at a couple of locations that were rather u
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Amazing Tour !
It was such an interesting tour, we got to see a lot of places where the movies were filmed and we could see how th
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Tarek-Terry S
Great tours around Wellington!
Great tours for any fans of the Lord of the Rings. The guide showed us the different spots where some scenes of the
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