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In the Footsteps of the "Lord of the Rings"
Wellington | New Zealand |
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On this exclusive excursion you will travel north through the Hutt Valley to see where many famous Lord of the Rings scenes were filmed. The Hutt Valley is a large area of fairly flat land in the Hutt River valley in the Wellington region. Like the river that flows through it, it takes its name from Sir William Hutt, a director of the New Zealand Company in early colonial New Zealand.

Up to 15 Lord of the Rings scenes will be part of this excursion, including Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, Gardens of Isengard, Hinged Trees of Isengard, Aragorn Washed Ashore, Departure of Boromir and Rivendell. On-location movie clips allow for a more enjoyable experience as you will be able to watch the scene as you stand where it was shot. The excursion also includes walks in some of Wellington’s natural areas including parks, along rivers and in native reserves.

Knowledgeable tour guides will ensure you fully understand the movie magic used to create cinematographic masterpieces, before having lunch at the beautiful Kaitoke Regional Park. Pristine rainforest and crystal clear rivers create the magical Elvish tranquility of this Lord of the Rings filming location. Early Maori walking routes passed through this area, linking the fertile plains of Wairarapa with the port of Wellington. Today, large areas of original lowland rainforest remain, enhanced by well-formed walking tracks and attractive riverside picnic and motorhome areas.

Kaitoke Regional Park was the filming location for Rivendell and the Fords of Isen in the movie trilogy. The whole area is distinctly Elvish, with light filtering through ancient trees and clear babbling brooks. You'll soon feel the magical tranquility that surrounded the house of Elrond.

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Tour Size
Tour Type
Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Pipitea, Wellington. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Picnin lunch, beverages
Recommended Dress
We recommend guests wear comfortable clothing, a light jacket, layered clothing that may be removed, rubber soled shoes, walking shoes, and sunglasses.
Guests must be able to walk unaided up to 15 minutes at a time on gravel, grassy or rocky ground, some of which are on steep inclines.

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