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Wellington Rover Tours

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Address: Wakefield St, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Phone Number: 00 64 4 471 0044
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Lord of the Tours

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We did a half day LOTR tour with John. We really enjoyed it. He was really enthusiastic and informative and because we were the only ones on the tour we had him all to ourselves. Visited a number of different sites, and had a really nice morning tea at the location for Rivendell. When we returned to Wellington he dropped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We took the half day LOTR tour and had so much fun! We had limited time in Wellington and we felt like this was a good way to see some of the city but also partake in the LOTR attractions. Our tour guide was Jack and he was funny, knowledgeable, and kind. We really liked that transportation was provided by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I'm sorry to leave a bad review but I have to be fully honest. We chose to do the full day tour because I'm a big LOTR fan and all the reviews raved on about how amazing it is.. We'd already done Hobbiton, Hairy Feet and found a few other LOTR spots before we had finally arrived at Wellington. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What a great day I had with Wellington Rover tours. Especially because of our guide Jack who knew everything. Not only about Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit he also knew a lot about other movies and Wellington itself. Really knowledgeable and also funny! One of the highlights was definitely the visit at WETA Cave. The small museum is already... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was a fun tour to take as a LOTR fan! We got to see great views of Wellington itself, including where some of the first scenes where filmed. We also went to the Weta Studio and got to see props from the movies as well as how they did some special effects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We were the only two on the tour on a Saturday morning. Our tour guide Tim was excellent. We had an enjoyable three and half hours of informative and interesting information, saw things off the beaten track and gained an insiders view of Wellington. It was good to see a tour guide who eas both proud and passionate about what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We had an awesome tour with Wellington Rover. They were super friendly and had lots of information about the movie location and Peter Jackson. Also the Weta Cave and the rest of Weta digital was very interesting to see. Thanks alot guys;)

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