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Address: Wakefield St, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Phone Number: 00 64 4 471 0044
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A must for LOTR and Hobbit fans in Wellington

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We spent an incredible day with tour guide Steven and 16 other international fans from at least nine countries, which added tremendously to the experience. Steven was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and energetic. He shared insider info and made the sites come alive. Yes, you could visit them on your own, but the synergy of sharing the experience with a guide and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I joined Wellington Rover Tours for 2 different trips on 2 consecutive days, and coincidentally got the same guide on both days, Craig. First day was the Seal Colony & Farm trip, and Craig was very knowledgeable about... just about everything. Took us to a park, then to some top spots to see Wellington city with a bird's eye view,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went on the full day tour today and have to compliment the company and in particular their guide Jack on a great day The Weta cave visit was included and was also excellent. In addition to knowing insane amounts of stuff about the Peter Jackson films Jack was also able to talk well not only about LotR but in an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We recently went on a all day tour with Wellington Rover Tours of the sites where some of the scenes of Lord of the Rings were filmed. Our guide Steven was fantastic. He provided us with a lot of information about the "behind the scenes" stories at each site that were really interesting. To view the sites, especially if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great tour and even as an absolute LoTR nerd I even learnt tons of new information. Very cool speaking to someone who is similarly passionate about the Tolkien Empire. Would really only recommend the full day tour for passionate Nerds. Weta Tour was great, lunch was really good and we even got a Wellington Map à la Tolkien as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After visiting Hobbiton and bing ushered about without feeling like a valued customer, this tour was a very pleasant surprise. We had Jack who was a really personal tour guide and enthusiastic about pretty much everything. We joined up with another group lead by Chewie and together had a great day. With clips from the films the guides took us... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wellington Rivers offers several tours, but we picked the LotR tour. We were picked up exactly on time and taken to the tour bus. The driver / guide was excellent! He was wonderfully organised, very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. His casual attitude made the while tour more enjoyable. We visited several locations around and outside of Wellington, which had been... More 

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