with a genuine LotR movie extra and private guide
A small-group, personalised Tour of the main Lord of the Rings filming sites around Wellington, with an extra from the movies. I worked on the movies over a 4 year period, as a Rohan, Gondorian, Orc, Uruk-Hai, Elf, Easterling and in the Army of the Dead. (I am still involved in the movies here when possible; the most recent film I have worked on is Mortal Engines - due out Dec 2018. )
We will visit Mt Victoria (home of the "Get off the road!" scene), drive by Stone St Studios and go on a behind-the-scenes Weta Workshop tour (price inclusive). In the afternoon we will head up to the Hutt Valley where we will visit Rivendell and the River Anduin.
I will meet you at your accommodation or cruise ship and we will firstly head to Mt Victoria to see where some of the earliest scenes for LotR were shot (including the famous "Get off the road!" scene). We will also go to Mt Victoria lookout with it's 360deg views of Wellington city and harbour.
We will drive by Stone St Studios and visit the Roxy Cinema (refurbished by Peter Jackson), before visiting the Weta Cave where you will go on a behind-the-scenes Workshop tour. After this we will have a quick stop for food (price not inclusive) at the famous Chocolate Fish Cafe, before we head out to the Hutt Valley for Rivendell and River Anduin locations.
The order of the Tour may vary with availability of Workshop tours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your accommodation or cruise ship,
End location: I will drop you off afterwards at your accommodation or cruise ship.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
Traffic and weather may have an impact.
Most of the Tour will be by car. My car is a modern (2007), clean, air-conditioned Mazda People Mover which seats 4 comfortably. I can hire a bigger car (at extra cost) with a mimimum of one month's notice.
My services as your guide and driver, plus the use of my car. Tickets for Weta Workshop tour are also included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 NZ$ - For food and souvenirs as required
Lunch is not included. There will be an extra charge if I need to hire a bigger vehicle for more than 4 passengers (advance notice required, at least a month preferred).
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Robbie collected our group of three at 9am in his comfortable car and we spent a wonderful six hours with him. He was engaging, informative and had plenty of stories about LOTR filming. The locations and Robbie's knowledge made for great memories. The wonderful tour was enhanced by a delicious lunch and the tour of Weta Studios. Thanks very much Robbie, highly recommended. Jean, Anna and Bill