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Ultimate Movie Tour with Weta Cave

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Overview

Wellington is the home of Middle Earth, Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves and Men. Combine the Valley and Wellington Movie Tours to get the ultimate experience, the biggest Lord of the Rings tour around. From the bush and rivers in the north to the beaches on the south coast, we will show you much of the Wellington region as we visit places where many Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed.

Included are walks in parks and natural areas and of course lunch at RivendellYou will also be shown the famous movie production studios in Miramar and we’ll visit the famous Weta Cave. All our tours include explanations on filming techniques used, behind-the-scenes stories and information on current and future filming projects. 

Weta Cave

As part of our Ultimate Movie Tour, we visit the retail arm of special fx company Weta Workshop. At the Weta Cave, you will view props and displays created by Weta Workshop for those movies we all love. Learn about the creative minds at Weta. Take pictures! Pose with Gollum, Lurtz or Gandalf. Have fun with William, Tom and Bert outside!

There are also many collectibles, movie memorabilia, posters etc for sale too. 

Optional Extra: Weta Cave Workshop Tour

Filled with props, models and weaponry, as well as explanations on some of the processes used to create these amazing items, this 40-minute exclusive guided tour offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Weta Workshop and the impressive work created within. 

Review: I would like to show my appreciation and thanks for a wonderful Ultimate Movie Tour with Weta Cave on the 28/1/2018. Ted and Kate our tour guides. They had a wealth of knowledge took us to some great places and we never felt rushed or hurried. Also a special thanks to Ted who ensured that we made our cruise departure on time leaving the other passengers to go with Kate. Thanks for a great and enthusiastic experience.

Please pass our thanks on to Ted and Kate

Kind regards
Helen and Rebecca P - January 2018

Weta Cave counter with Wellington Movie Tours

Weta Cave counter

Gandalf at Weta Cave

Gandalf at Weta Cave

Kaitoke Swingers

Kaitoke Swingers

Lunch stop at Rivendell

Lunch stop at Rivendell

Neptune at Weta Caves

Neptune at Weta Caves

Rivendell Sign

Rivendell Sign

Tom at Weta Caves

Tom at Weta Caves

William, Tom and Bert at Weta Caves

William, Tom, and Bert at Weta Caves

Gandalf and Saruman in Gardens of Isengard

Gandalf and Saruman in Gardens of Isengard

Hobbiton Woods

Hobbiton Woods

Notes:

  • There is a moderate amount of walking involved, some paths are steep, uneven or slippery. We recommend comfortable flat shoes.
  • Meals are pre-ordered. Please specify your dietary requirements upon booking. 
  • Don’t forget your camera and bring a bottle of water for drinking during the tour.
  • Not suitable for wheel chairs. Instead we recommend booking the 7 hour Lord of the Rings Private Tour, which can be modified for wheel chair access.

Please remember all original film sets no longer exist.

Our pickup locations include:

  • Cruise Ship wharf pickup/dropoff point - THIS IS FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS ONLY.
  • 9 Bunny Street - Wellington Railway Station; Hotel Waterloo and Backpackers; The Dwellington.
  • 75 Featherston Street - Rydges; The Terrace hotel accommodations.
  • 101 Wakefield Street - i-SITE; Nomads Capital; Trek Global; West Plaza Hotel; Rosemere Backpackers; Comfort Hotel.
  • 21 Cambridge Terrace - xBase Backpackers; Wild Zebra Backpackers; Halswell Lodge.
  • cnr Wakefield Street and Cambridge Terrace - YHA; QT Museum Hotel; Bay Plaza Hotel; Copthorne Hotel.

Notes:

  • There is a moderate amount of walking involved, some paths are steep, uneven or slippery. We recommend comfortable flat shoes.
  • Meals are pre-ordered. Please specify your dietary requirements upon booking. 
  • Don’t forget your camera and bring a bottle of water for drinking during the tour.
  • Not suitable for wheel chairs. Instead we recommend booking the 7 hour Lord of the Rings Private Tour, which can be modified for wheel chair access.

Please remember all original film sets no longer exist.

Our pickup locations include:

  • Cruise Ship wharf pickup/dropoff point - THIS IS FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS ONLY.
  • 9 Bunny Street - Wellington Railway Station; Hotel Waterloo and Backpackers; The Dwellington.
  • 75 Featherston Street - Rydges; The Terrace hotel accommodations.
  • 101 Wakefield Street - i-SITE; Nomads Capital; Trek Global; West Plaza Hotel; Rosemere Backpackers; Comfort Hotel.
  • 21 Cambridge Terrace - xBase Backpackers; Wild Zebra Backpackers; Halswell Lodge.
  • cnr Wakefield Street and Cambridge Terrace - YHA; QT Museum Hotel; Bay Plaza Hotel; Copthorne Hotel.

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