Touring Wellington's Middle Earth Locations

New Zealand: The Lord of the RingsTouring Wellington's Middle Earth Locations

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The wealth of LOTR locations in and around Wellington is not surprising given it's Peter Jackson's home town. With so many filming sites to choose from, it is rather convenient - and much more fun - to hop on one of the tours offered by veteran tour operator Rover Rings Tours.

You can choose between two different half-day options and a full-day option. Regardless of your choice, all tours will take you to some pretty iconic locations. Check out the following selection.

Weta Cave and 'Windows into Workshop' Tour

A visit to the Weta Cave and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Weta Workshop is a must for any LOTR fan.

A visit to the Weta Cave and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Weta Workshop is a must for any LOTR fan.

The personnel is very friendly, too.

The personnel is very friendly, too.

Mount Victoria

The very first LOTR scene was shot on Wellington's Mount Victoria.  

The very first LOTR scene was shot on Wellington's Mount Victoria.  

To find the location, enter the forest at this marker.

To find the location, enter the forest at this marker.

'Get off the Road!' Frodo and his Hobbit friends encounter the Nazgûl.  

'Get off the Road!' Frodo and his Hobbit friends encounter the Nazgûl.  

Harcourt Park

Harcourt Park features as the Gardens of Isengard. 

Harcourt Park features as the Gardens of Isengard. 

Hutt River

This small part of the Hutt River was used for some of the scenes in The Fellowship of the Ring, when the fellowship paddles down the mighty River Anduin.

This small part of the Hutt River was used for some of the scenes in The Fellowship of the Ring, when the fellowship paddles down the mighty River Anduin.

Kaitoke Regional Park

The gate to Rivendell is a replica, but it still gives this location a magical Middle Earth atmosphere.

The gate to Rivendell is a replica, but it still gives this location a magical Middle Earth atmosphere.

Stefan had a great time on the tour. Fully recommended.

Stefan had a great time on the tour. Fully recommended.

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All tours depart from Wellington's inner city. Pickups from the central city are complimentary.

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Contact

You can contact Rover Rings Tours through their website: https://roverringstours.co.nz

Travel Tips

The full day tour stops for a lunch break at Scorch-O-Rama. The quirky café is a popular hang-out for the creatives who work in Peter Jackson's nearby film studios.

 

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