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Lord of The Rings Filming Locations Half Day Tour, Wellington

Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    8:30am // 1:30pm 

    You can choose your preferred time slot while booking the tour

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! Pick-ups are now available from hotels in central Wellington(does not include AirBnB)! All you have to do is share the details of your booking and we’ll pick up you. 

    Don't have a booking yet? No worries! Just share the details with us as and when you are ready.

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped back to your hotel in Wellington

Key Highlights

  • Treat your inner Lord of the Rings fan to reliving some of your favourite scenes at Wellywood
  • Explore spectacular locations like Hutt River, Kaitoke National Park, Harcourts Park, and more
  • Relive iconic scenes like “Shortcut to Mushrooms,” “Get off the Road,” “Dunharrow Encampment” and more
  • Tour the quarry that formed the backdrop for Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith
  • Relish spectacular views of Wellington City and Harbour from the Mt Victoria lookout


An intense dose of Middle Earth magic awaits on this half-day tour trailing some of the best scenes and locations of the iconic Lord of the Rings series. 

Leave the city behind as we seek out some spectacular natural settings which transformed Wellywood in the fantastical universe we all wanted to be a part of. Our journey begins at the Hutt River, where the Fellowship voyaged down the Great River Anduin towards Amon Hen, move on to the Gardens of Isengard where Gandalf sought advice from Saruman the White about the Ring before Saruman’s orc army destroy the gardens, continue up Highway 2, and finally visit Kaitoke Regional Park, a stunning New Zealand rainforest that became Rivendell. Take some to soak up your pristine surroundings as you sip on a refreshing cup of afternoon tea and wander along the paths travelled by Elrond, Arwen and the newly formed Fellowship of the Ring.

Taking a break from our otherworldly experience, we will sit back and relax for a bit as we sip on to a cup of tea. The second half our journey begins with a visit to the quarry that was used as a backdrop for Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith and then hiking up Mt Victoria. On the way, we will stop to admire the Outer Shire where the four Hobbits find a “Shortcut to Mushrooms,” famously “Get off the road,” and “Race to the Buckleberry ferry.” In fact, you’ll also get to relive the scene where Aragorn and Theoden overlook their troops at the “Dunharrow Encampment”. We’ll conclude our tour on a mesmerising note as we dig into breathtaking views of Wellington and ‘Wellywood’ from the Mt Victoria Lookout.

About The Supplier: Hosting Wellington’s original and most comprehensive Lord Of The Rings location tours with over 16 years of experience in film location tours, the Rover Ring Tours is a Tolkien fan’s BFF. With close links to the Wellington film industry, they have created innovative and informative Movie Tours based on Tolkein & Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth. The tours have been developed to cater to everyone - from mild enthusiasts to die-hard fans as well as the few from Middle Earth who are yet to have a taste of this phenomenon, too!


  • Live Guide (Accompanied by the best!)
  • Hotel Transport (Your ride’s on us!)
  • Meals (The wows of Wellington on your plate!)


  • Gratuities (If you’re feeling generous, though, go right ahead!)

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