Wellington Guided Sightseeing Tour
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Explore some of the best sites in Wellington and discover filming locations from The Lord of the Rings with a knowledgeable specialist guide on this unique half-day tour! Head over to Courtenay Place with the Embassy Movie Theater, where the world premiers of some of The Lord of the Rings films, including The Hobbit, have been held. Continuing with the Middle Earth theme, climb up Mount Victoria for some magnificent views over the city and harbour. On the way down, feel like a wood elf as you stop at Green Belt, a forest location where several of the movie scenes were shot. To finish your Lord of the Rings experience, you will take a drive to 'Wellywood', the Wellington film studios and post-production facilities. Step into Middle Earth as you wander through Weta Workshop with its brand new 'Windows into Workshop' exhibition and a guided tour of the prop-making and make-up departments...
With the help of your expert local guide, you will visit some of the city's key historical landmarks, as well as taking in the breathtaking scenery of Wellington's natural landscape, nestled between a scenic harbor and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of forest-clad hills. Wellington prides itself on its cultural and artistic facilities, including Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand and the nearby Wellington City Art Gallery, as well as numerous private galleries and a cutting-edge film industry. Visit some of Wellington's famous landmarks, such as the Beehive and parliament buildings, or Old Saint Paul's Cathedral with its stunning Gothic revival architecture! After seeing the city's sights, learn more about its shoreline, which features a mix of contemporary and historical architecture, from your guide. As you explore the shore, admire the magnificent scenery o...
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Very good experience, seeing real places of movie recording. Just be careful with time, which starts later than stipulated, but the visit is worth it.
Very nice tour, very interesting guided tour in the Weta Studio. Pick up at the ship was a bit complicated, but it worked!