Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group
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...
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.
Departure Point: Wellington Cruise Port
Address: 1 Hinemoa St, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Directions: Meeting Instructions - Wellington Lord of the Rings 1/2 Day
Your cruise ship will come into Port Wellington. Once you disembark you will follow the gangways. The buses will be departing from outside there. Please look for a "Rover Rings" mini bus. Please get there around 8:00am for an 8:15am departure.
Please be aware that your ship may be docked in a restricted wharf area and you may be required to get a (free) shuttle ticket to the central iSite before you disembark. If that is the case, then take the shuttle ticket but do not board the shuttle. Continue with the instructions we have given you and look for the "Rover Rings"
Dates: See Availability
Return point: Returns to original departure point
- CentrePort Wellington, 1 Hinemoa Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
- 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
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.View Less
We were generally disappointed with this tour. We were a group of 7. The movie shooting sites were really just one site with 4 different scenes, very disappointing. The WETA workshop was good and information and we did enjoy this portion of the tour. If this is the only tour you have time for while you are in Wellington, I would choose a different tour.
What an amazing time we had at WETA. Wish we could have spent more time there looking at all the objects. The tour guide at WETA was very informativeand knowledgeable. Our guide around Wellington had lots of insight into the different areas with LOTR lore and to the LOTR film shooting sites was great.
Our tour guide met us at the port terminal. We went to Mt. Victoria for spectacular views of Wellington. The short trek through the magnificent woods where several scenes from the Lord of the Rings was a nice break from the ship. Our guide held up photos from the movie and then showed us where the various scenes were shot and told us what happened during the shooting of those scenes. The tour of Weta Studio was an eye opener...the attention to details and the innovative work that is happening there is amazing. The only negative comment I have is we did not see anything like the scene used in the advertisement for this tour. We had a very short day in port and we were returned to the ship in plenty of time before departing.
I started the half-day tour and ended up upgrading to the full day tour. The Weta Workshop tour was fantastic.Some locations are immediately recognisable, others required careful comparison with screenshots to verify that yes, those two trees over there are the same two trees you can see in that particular shot. The guide was friendly and informative and did very well with what must be a tough gig - if you've watched all the DVD appendices, there can't be many amusing on-set annecdotes left that you won't already be familiar with.
You won't be magically transported to Middle Earth (which should be obvious), but you will get an appreciation for the reality of how the films were made.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wellington lord of the rings tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really enjoyed the weta tour as well. The view from mount Victoria was amazing and luckily we had a very still morning so we had a great view! Really enjoyed the walk through the forest seeing where various scenes were taken too!