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    In the Footsteps of Lord of the Rings

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy when visiting director Peter Jackson's special-effects studio, Weta Cave. Join a trilogy expert guide and visit the suburb of Miramar, now also known as “Wellywood”, the heart of the New Zealand film industry. ...
    Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy when visiting director Peter Jackson's special-effects studio, Weta Cave. Join a trilogy expert guide and visit the suburb of Miramar, now also known as “Wellywood”, the heart of the New Zealand film industry. more...

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy when visiting director Peter Jackson's special-effects studio, Weta Cave. Join a trilogy expert guide and visit the suburb of Miramar, now also known as “Wellywood”, the heart of the New Zealand film industry.


    Take a stroll through the picturesque forest of the ‘Outer Shire’ where Frodo and the Hobbits began their journey. Learn how the films were made while visiting scenes and locations right in the heart of Wellington City. You’ll have the exclusive opportunity to visit “Weta Studios - The Weta Workshop”. Get a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop and learn about the processes and creative thinking that goes on within the walls of this custom-built facility. They may even reveal some of the secrets behind the movie magic!


    Exclusive video clips are displayed throughout the tour, as well as descriptive boards describing the processes used. The exhibition space reveals the history of Weta Workshop and what they have been busy with over the past 20 years. Enjoy a private screening of a 25-minute behind-the-scenes film depicting the history of the film industry in Wellington which features interviews with Weta Workshop co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk. Your return drive takes you via Evans Bay & Oriental Bay for stunning views of Wellington city and harbor.


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    • Adult from: 116,06 EUR
    • Child from: 116,06 EUR
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

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