20 Year Celebration

Featuring a special guided transfer and exclusive tour content with Wētā Workshop technicians (including original Lord of the Rings crew members).

From $239
4hrs 30mins
Wellington

Overview

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the New Zealand premiere release of the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, we are running an exclusive and unique experience with Wētā Workshop on Saturday 5th February - featuring a special guided transfer, exclusive tour content with Wētā Workshop technicians (including original Lord of the Rings crew members) and more behind the scenes stories that you could possibly hope for.

You’ll learn how these magical movies shaped Wētā Workshop into what we are today. Whilst you hear and explore our journey, enjoy some drinks and nibbles fit for a Hobbit courtesy of The Larder. With all your cravings filled, let us return you to the city to finish your evening.

What to expect

Guided return transfers: Journey from Wellington to Mount Victoria, where the infamous ‘Get Off the Road’ scene was shot, to Wētā Workshop and back again in your dedicated shuttle. Don a cloak and choose from a range of props to stage your scene. Your transfers will be fully guided. Pick up and drop off will be from 145 Wakefield Street (i-SITE bus bay.)

A peek behind the scenes: Our team will transport you to our specially designed group tour space. Explore, enjoy and digest the stories from the fantasy worlds we feature there. A Wētā Workshop technician (and original LOTR crew member) will meet you here for a Q+A about their days on set with the fellowship.

Guest Speakers and Q&A:  Two Wētā Workshop technicians will join your experience to answer all your quiziest questions. Both artists worked on the original films and have been with Wētā Workshop ever since.

Wētā Workshop Experience: We’ll show you around the original Wētā Workshop tour space, in a specially modified area of the workshop. We’ll guide you through some more of the history of Wētā Workshop and look at the work accomplished by our team over the last 20 years. 

Explore the Wētā Cave: A cavern of creativity in its own right! Head to the heart of Wētā Workshop, the Wētā Cave. Check out our newly installed costume display, featuring never-before-seen costumes from the films.

Food & drink: Nibbles and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at our group tour space courtesy of The Larder, please advise us of any dietaries at the time of booking.

Note: We recommend wearing sturdy and comfortable footwear. Middle-earth themed attire is most welcome!

Where to go

Your journey will begin at 145 Wakefield Street, Wellington. You’ll find the spot just up the road from the Wellington i-SITE [See Map]. From here we’ll whisk you away on an adventure and return you to the same spot at the end of the evening.

We recommend arriving at the pick-up point 15 minutes before your departure time.

Additional info

This exclusive event is likely to sell out, so book in quickly to secure your spot.

Please make sure to wear sturdy and comfortable footwear. There will be photo opportunities, so please feel free to wear your best Middle-earth outfit!

Masks will be required when at the indoor locations, unless eating or drinking. You’ll also be required to scan your My Vaccine Pass on arrival, check out our COVID protocols here.

Photography is strictly prohibited whilst in our tour spaces. Photo opportunities will be provided, and your guide will let you know of these.

Wētā Workshop Tours is proud to hold a Silver Award from Be Accessible.

For our cancellation policy and terms and conditions please see here.