Wellington Movie Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Selwyn District

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See where the famous Lord of the Rings filming all began in the “Hobbiton Woods” before exploring the home of NZ’s movie-making industry and visiting the Weta Cave with optional Weta Cave Workshop Tour available.Exclusive on-location movie clips included.
See where it all began in the “Hobbiton Woods” before exploring the home of NZ’s movie-making industry and visiting the Weta Cave.Mount Victoria - This is where filming for Lord of the Rings began in the “Hobbiton Woods.  Scenes include: “Frodo Tree”, “Shortcut to Mushrooms”, “Get off the Road”, “Race to the Ferry”.Miramar - A suburb of Wellington and home to the movie industry.  We’ll show you where the studios are and visit the Weta Cave.Weta Cave - The retail arm of famous special fx company, Weta Workshop with picture and purchasing options.IMPORTANT:  This tour includes over an hour at the Weta Cave.  Your booking with us includes the 25-minute Weta documentary.  IF YOU WISH TO REPLACE THE DOCUMENTARY WITH THE "WETA CAVE WORKSHOP TOUR" (COST EXTRA), PLEASE TALK TO YOUR GUIDE ON THE DAY.  WE WILL ARRANGE THE BOOKING AND THE GUIDE WILL ACCEPT PAYMENT BY CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD OR EFTPOS.Please remember, the Weta Cave Workshop Tour does cost extra.Weta Cave Workshop Tour - A Weta technician guides you through a Weta Workshop display area, explaining processes for creating weapons, suits of armour, latex products and other film props.  Those who decide not to include this option instead watch Weta's 25-minute documentary and have extra time to browse around the Weta Cave.The Wellington Movie Tour runs daily from 2:15pm-6.30pm, with 5 pickup locations throughout Wellington City.Please note:  All original filming sets have been removed by the studios."Just a quick message to say what a great time i had on the LOTRs tour! I was in Wellington for 4 nights and the tour was definitely my favourite day! Thank you."

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide