Join us for an amazing and scenic small group tour and get some insights about the local film industry that made famous movies such as Lord of the Rings, Avatar and more.
- Adult Ages 13 & over
- Adult Group Saver 2 or more adults booking together
- Child Ages 6 - 12
- Infant Ages 0 - 5
Wellington Movie Tour with Weta Cave in Wellington
Come and join us as we show you where filming for Lord of the Rings began in the Hobbiton Woods with Weta Cave and optional Weta Cave Workshop Tour included.
As part of our film location tour, we go for a walk in the trees where the “Hobbiton Woods” were filmed. This includes where the very first day of filming for Lord of the Rings was completed on October 11, 1999.
We show you where the production studios are situated and give you some idea as to what is happening inside. Another big highlight for this tour is our 70-minute visit to the Weta Cave. The shop/museum opened by special effects company Weta Workshop displays many props and miniatures from the films they have been involved in over the years.
If you want to save a little, choose our standard tour to enjoy the Weta behind-the-scenes documentary. If you want the full experience, select the optional extra and include the Weta Cave Workshop Tour.
Please note a moderate level of fitness is recommended for this tour as we will be walking up and down bush tracks. The tracks are slippery in places, so we recommend you wear suitable footwear as you feel necessary.
NOTE: Our tours do require a minimum of two passengers for departure. If this minimum is not met, you will be contacted on the day of departure using your provided details and alternative dates offered or cancellation accepted. If you are in Wellington for a few days, especially during the quieter winter and shoulder periods, we STRONGLY suggest not leaving your chosen booking day until your last day in Wellington.
REMEMBER: All original sets were removed when filming was completed.
What to Bring
- Suitable clothing and walking shoes, camera, water and snacks is recommended.