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Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group

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    What to Expect
    This half day tour brings out the best locations in Wellington City and is the best way to see Wellington’s Lord of the Ring locations.

    Around the city the tour takes in Courtenay Place and the Embassy Movie theatre where they had the world premier of LOTR: Return of the King and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  Then it up to Mt Victoria for some magnificent views of the city and harbour, on the drive down a stop will be made at ‘Green Belt’ a forest location where you will walk through the forest to where several of the movie scenes were shot.

    It is then off to ‘Wellywood’ the Wellington film studios and post production facilities, including the Weta Workshop. You will visit the brand new ‘Windows into Workshop’ exhibition. This is a guided tour of the physical prop-making and makeup side of the Weta studio.

    There will be time to see the mini-museum & souvenir shop before being returned to the City or back to the Ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wellington Cruise Port
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Small group limited to 9 people
    • Regular departures are at 8.15am, however if your cruise arrives later there may be an afternoon departure at 1.15pm. For those arriving later, your pickup time will be confirmed at time of booking.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 31 May 2019

    Really enjoyed this tour as I am a big movie fan and of course a fan of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Our guide was Laura (of the RIngs!) and I highly recommend her. Very knowledgeable and shared lots of inside stories of...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    Thanks for the great review. It's awesome to hear that you enjoyed yourself on this tour. The guides for this tour are really passionate and knowledgeable when it comes to their work and it can really add to the experience. I'll be sure to pass...More

    Reviewed 26 January 2019

    Definitely recommend this tour! Highly enjoyable due to enthusiast tour guide and in-depth presentations at WETA workshop,More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

    Thanks for the kind words. We've always had great feedback on this tour thanks to the enthusiastic guides and the tours of the locations/studios. And yes, you're right - this is a great tour for LOTR fans everywhere! Thanks again for the recommendation and we...More

    Questions & Answers
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    8 April 2018|
    Response from Chris M |
    No Hobbit houses here. They’re located in Hobbiton near Rotorua on the northern part of the island.
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    3 April 2018|
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