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Half Day Middle-earth Tour: Filming Locations

Join this unique Half Day film locations experience with your own expert guide.This Small Goup tour takes you out of the City to the beautiful, natural locations & settings that inspired Sir Peter Jackson to make LOTR in New Zealand.


The locations we visit include Rivendell, the home of Elrond, set in a virgin New Zealand rainforest. The River Anduin where the Fellowship voyaged to Amon Hen by canoe. The Gardens of Isengard, the site of the Orcs Felling the Trees and where Gandalf rode to see Saruman. See the quarry used for the filming of Helms Deep in Rohan and Minas Tirith. On Mt Victoria we visit the Buckland Forest which included the scenes of the 'Race to the Buckleberry Ferry' and the famous 'Get off the Road' scene, where the Hobbits hid from the Nazgul/Black Riders. Also stop and overlook the site of the Dunharrow Rohirrim encampment.

We also visit the Mount Victoria lookout, for the best 360deg views of Wellington City


Included in your tour:

  • Half Day
  • Four hours duration
  • Pick up 9.00am or 1.30pm
  • Return: 1.00pm or 5.30pm
  • Hotel or Wellington Central pick ups
  • Refreshments, morning or afternoon tea
  • Entry fees and GST included
  • Air-conditioned luxury vehicles
  • Adult: NZ$175 per person
  • Minimum: 2 guests per tour
  • Full day tours available

Call   0800 775 805

Int. +64 4 472 9635


Wow! This was so great. Paul had us laughing all day. We felt very lucky to be the only group with him. It was just 3 generations; My Mom, my LOTR obsessed daughter and I. What a great time. Got to see so much of the countryside laughing the whole way.
Roxanne, USA