Escape the city to experience the natural outer region of Wellington as we take you on our Lord of the Rings location tour. Learn how Peter Jackson and his location scouts had the vision to create amazing sets in some beautiful (and not so beautiful) locations around NZ.
Exclusive on-location movie clips included.
Escape the hustle-and-bustle of the city and enjoy Wellington's natural region on our Lord of the Rings location tour. This tour features informative commentary from your friendly guide, as well as on-location movie clips to really bring the behind-the-scenes stories to life. Discover how Peter Jackson and his team had the vision to create amazing sets in some beautiful (and not so beautiful) locations around New Zealand. You'll visit the quarry where large battle sets were constructed for Helms Deep and Minas Tirith, the river where Aragorn washed ashore in the Two Towers, the park that became Isengard, and enjoy a picnic lunch at the location of Rivendell, home of the elves. The Valley Movie Tour runs daily from 10am-2.30pm, with 5 pickup locations throughout Wellington City.
This tour includes:Dry Creek Quarry
- See where the massive sets of Helms Deep and Minas Tirith were constructed for the big battle scenes.Harcourt Park
- Where Gandalf meets Saruman at Isengard to discuss the newly-found ring. Also the “Hinged Trees of Isengard”.Hutt River
- Aragorn drifts ashore here after his battle with Sharku and the Warg-riders.Kaitoke Regional Park
- Home of “Rivendell”. Frodo recovers from his wounds before the “Fellowship” is formed. Also where we enjoy a picnic lunch!
Please note: All original filming sets have been removed by the studios.
"Just wanted to say thanks for a great LOTR tour round Wellington the other day - we all enjoyed it lots - even though you did make us do some silly things! All good fun! Wellington is def our favourite place so far and you are so lucky living in NZ- some beautiful and breath taking scenery".