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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 NZ$ - For food and souvenirs as required
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I highly recommend Robbie for the LOTR tour! He worked on the set during production and has so much inside information that makes the tour so much more fun! He genuinely cares about your experience being great and it shows! He went above and beyond to made sure we enjoyed the day. We had such a great time spending the day with him! We saved so much time and money and had a fabulous experience! Thanks Robbie!