Visit theonering.net for HEAPS of LOTR stuff. A site for fans of Lord of the Rings, by fans.
Photos and stories of and about filming in and around Wellington with PURENZ the Tourism New Zealand website. We visit the Hobbiton woods where Frodo yelled 'get off the road' and the scary Nazgul chase scenes.
An excellent review of 'The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook' by Ian Brodie can be found HERE. We carry a copy on board Rover and recommend the book as a wonderful souvenir of New Zealand and Lord of the Rings.
You can purchase a copy of the Lord of the Rings location guidebook HERE
...and theonering.net has a great story 'WALTZING AROUND WELLINGTON' which is backed up by some great photos. The site includes a huge amount of Lord of the Rings, Wellington, and New Zealand information.
Wanaka Sightseeing have their Lord of the Rings Tour at www.lordoftheringstours.co.nz They have the South Island of New Zealand covered for Lord of The Rings locations. Our tour passengers have recommended their tour as the best South Island option.
News on the Production of The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings is finished but the Wellington movie business rolls on.
The One Ring.net - Get the latest on the pre-production of The Hobbit movie. Read about the latest casting rumors HERE
The Hobbit Official Movie Blog - http://www.thehobbitblog.com
Others are Saying...
"We just wanted to send a quick note to extend our thanks to Wellington Rover Tours, and especially to our tour guide, Jack, for giving us a fantastic tour of the Wellington-area Lord of the Rings sites, and also the city of Wellington as a whole. We took both the "Rover Ring" and the "Wellington Explorer" tours, both with Jack as our guide, We definately consider it some of the best money we have ever spent!"
"We also have to thank Jack on a logistical note: as it says on the website, if the weather is "poorly" every effort will be made to switch the schedule around in order to ensure that we still have a great tour experience. Well, we can confirm that this is definitely true in our case. Even though we arrived in Wellington in early October during one of its renowned "wet and windy" phases, Jack managed to make it all work by switching the order of the sites we traveled to, which gave us the best conditions for viewing each site. In fact, it worked out really well, since just before visiting the location for Rivendell, Jack provided us with tea and muffins (some of the best we've ever tasted) which warmed us all up and reinvigorated us for the walk through the Rivendell locations at Kaitoke Park. We were lucky enough to have pretty clear weather during each of our stops, and we ended up with sun in the afternoon for the location at Mt. Victoria where the hobbits escape from the Black Riders in the Shire. As if that weren't enough there was also the great lunch at the Chocolate Fish Cafe. So, even with a little weather to contend with, we had a fantastic time."
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