Wellington Rover Tours

From NZ$95 per adult

Rover Rings Tours

Rover Rings Tours offer personalised small group sightseeing tours throughout Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City.

Offering half and full day Lord of the Rings tours, Rover Rings Tours also focus on having Lord of the Rings fans as guides, who are intensively trained to ensure they retain their reputation of running the best Lord of the Rings tours in New Zealand.

Activity Options

Lord of the Rings

Rover Tours are the Lord of the Rings location professionals in Wellington and were the first company in the North Island to operate tours. “Visitors are constantly telling us we have the best guides in New Zealand.”

Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

Visit and spend time in these film locations:

  • Outskirts of the Shire
  • Race to the Ferry
  • Rivendell
  • Gardens of Isengard
  • Great River Anduin
  • Fords of Isen
  • Minas Tirith
  • Helms Deep
  • No other half day movie tour in Wellington visits all the best locations!
  • Visit the best 7 locations in both North & South Wellington – with a specialist guide
  • There is time to explore, recreate scenes & work out how the movies were made
  • Small groups ensure the fellowship enjoys a personal experience

* Tour Includes: City accommodation pick up, guide, morning or afternoon tea, location photos and props during tour. Departs twice daily 8.30 am and 1.30 pm 7 days a week.

Lord of the Rings Full Day Tour

Visit and spend time in these film locations:

  • Outskirts of the Shire – ‘get off the road’ and ’shortcut to mushrooms’ among others
  • Race to the Ferry
  • Dunharrow
  • Village of Bree
  • Rivendell
  • Fords of Isen
  • Gardens of Isengard
  • River Anduin
  • Minas Tirith
  • Helms Deep
  • Miramar Peninsula for Movie Studio Drive Wellywood Suburbs & visit the WETA CAVE!
  • Follow in the footsteps of Hobbits, Dwarfs, Elves and Men
  • Time to explore, recreate scenes (over 25) and work out how the movies were made
  • Discover what is being filmed by Universal Studios & who is in town from Hollywood
  • Your knowledgeable guides will discuss past, current and future Peter Jackson creations
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch under the elevish trees of the Rivendell location
  • The scenery of Wellington mirrors that of Middle Earth – come and explore it on a relaxing day tour!


  • Lots of Lord of the Rings stories – more time means more stories
  • Actual locations – Dunharrow is added (although some was filmed on Mount Victoria) and Bree
  • Time for the Eva Dixon’s Cafe experience and exploring the WETA WORKSHOP
  • Time to walk the loop track in Kaitoke Regional Park to enjoy the wonders of the Rivendell location

* Tour Includes: Orc sized picnic lunch, view iPod movie clips, still photo screen shots to relive the movie, all transport to/from city accommodation, WETA CAVE visit, free souvenir map, short walks and a friendly informative storytelling guide. Approximately 8.30 am/9 am to around 4.30 pm.


Wellington City, New Zealand.