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1 day Middle Earth Filming Locations Tour - Extended Version
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You Will Need:
We take care of everything so you won't come on a Flat Earth tour laden with luggage and provisions. All you need is:
Each tour has a minimum of two people.
What You See:
This Lord of the Rings tour is a full day and our most popular tour, it visits all of the filming locations for Rivendell where Frodo recovered from his knife attack; the Auduin River where Aragorn was washed ashore after the attack of the Wargs; the Gardens of Isengard, the sight of the Orcs Felling the Trees and where Gandalf rode to see Saruman; go to the Mount Victoria lookout and Hobbiton Woods where you can race the Ferry and get off the Road; Buckland Forest where the Hobbits hid from Nazgul/Black Riders and where they found the mushrooms on the Road; Dunharrow Rohirrim encampment; visit the quarry for the filming of Helms Deep and the fortified ravine in Rohan and Minas Tirith.
You will enjoy an al fresco lunch at one of the region's leading restaurants.
You will be spellbound at the site of Lothlorien - the majestic Fernside Lodge. In 2000 Fernside’s lake was transformed into part of Lothlorien, and then to the Gladden fields. You will see where Smeagol and Deagol forught for the Ring right at lake-side. Fernside’s white bridge is a reminder of the bridge of Lothlorien . Fernside today remains a magical place and a must do for the most avid Lord of the Rings fans.
This tour also visits the district of Miramar. Miramar is production central and the home of Peter Jackson and many of the cast and crew. You will also visit the newly opened Weta Cave for unique souvenirs and an exclusive and first-ever video of behind-the-scenes at Weta Workshop. Weta Cave is Wellington's newest Lord of the Rings venue. But it is much, much more. It is a place for everyone, screening the first ever behind the scenes look at Weta and an insight into the creativity that goes into crafting the art that is Weta. At the specially built Weta Cave theatrette you can see interviews with co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk.
Departs: 9.00am. Pick up from city accommodation, any city location or Wellington Airport.Returns: 5.00pm. Drop off to city accommodation, any city location or Wellington Airport.