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Address: Wakefield St, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Phone Number: 00 64 4 471 0044
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Hobbits and more

We selected the half day tour as we had visited Rivendell on a previous holiday and regretted not booking the whole day tour. Laura was an excellent guide and had lots of amusing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We selected the half day tour as we had visited Rivendell on a previous holiday and regretted not booking the whole day tour. Laura was an excellent guide and had lots of amusing stories to tell about the LOTR Movies and stars. Weta Workshop tour and video gave us a great insight to behind the scenes in the movies.

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Blackheath, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We did the full day Lord of the Rings tour. If you are a fan this is not to miss and to see the local area is beautiful. Even our non Lord of the ring fan enjoyed the day.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I did the full day Lord of the Rings trip and loved it. I wouldn't recommend the full day if you aren't a fan of the films, but that should be pretty obvious anyway. Also, don't go if you are expecting to see huge film sets, etc. This is a tour of Wellington and the surrounding areas. They take you... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As a LOTR fan, I really enjoyed the tour. It takes you to the filming locations of the Outer Shire, Isengard, River Anduin and Rivendell. The tour also includes a tour of Weta Workshop which is really cool. And a lunch at Scorching Bay, which was very lovely. Our guide was Jack who was really informative and kept us entertained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We'd seen the LOTR movies a number of times, however were not aware how little we knew until we jump on this half day tour. Great that the guys picked us up at hotel and dropped us close to Westpac Stadium at the end of the tour. Wished we'd done the full day which we'll definitely do next time. This... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Even if you are not a LOTR/Hobbit fan you would enjoy this tour, we went on the full day tour which was excellent, Mt Victoria is wonderful The WETA workshop fascinating, then we had lunch at a great little cafe, and headed off in the afternoon to a variety of other film location settings. The guide was excellent, and I... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went on Weta Cave Workshop Tour ,booked at Wellington Information Centre Price70 NZ$ For a 4 hour tour approx. First you are taken to various film locations in Wellington. The Lady. guide was excellent , she had a few props plus showing us Photographs of the actual scene.We then got to act out a few scenes and had our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wellington Rover Tours and our guide Jack took us to film locations for the Outer Shire where the hobbits hid off the road from the Black Riders (Mt. Victoria), the River Anduin (Hutt Valley), Isengard (Harcourt Park), and Lothlorien (Kaitoke National Park). Of course the tour includes a visit to the Weta Workshop tour (our guide Daisy was awesome!) and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A Great tour of filming sights around Wellington. It is much more than just a drive, stop take picture then back on the bus tour. We were able to get some great insights as to what was filmed and how it was filmed at each of the locations. You can get the locations from a LOTR location map but no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Weather was not great to visit the Lord of the Rings tour BUT our guide really made up for it. Micheal "Chewy" made all the film sights come to life showing us the photographs of how these scenes came together for the film. His knowledge of Lord of the Rings was so good, answered all the questions. A small group... More 

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