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Wellington Rover Tours

Address: Wakefield St, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Phone Number: 00 64 4 471 0044
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Ranked #12 of 95 Activities in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our tour, but we didn't get to do it in the regular order because our cruise ship got to see the Weta Caves in the morning. The locations were beautiful, but the highlight of the tour was the Weta works. We had 6 in our group and the others were probably more into the information than we were.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We booked this as a shore tour through our cruise ship, Sun Princess. The tour took us to a beautiful breathtaking property then onto and upclose to the Wind Generators. We went down to the seal colony where we had got tea and muffins, both delicious! It was a freezing day but we were warm in the van plus they... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took the full day tour with Jack as our guide in November 2014. What a great experience! Jack was the best tour guide - super knowledgeable and so friendly. We saw many filming locations up close and Jack was super about making sure everyone got the perfect pictures. I really can't say enough great things about... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked this online from home for one of our cruise ship stops. We had a fantastic day with Jack our guide who is a font of knowledge on all things Tolkien plus other films! I won't go into the itinerary it is online for all to see except to say Weta Studios Tour was a treat, lovely lunch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We did the tour of the Terawhiti Wind Farm via a Cruise Ship. This was a great way to see the Wind Farm and we were blown away by the engineering efforts and the views. In a word... WOW! Truly loved the views of Wellington and of the turbines and hills above Wellington. If you think you will be bored... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Obviously if you're expecting to see film sets you'll be disappointed, head to Hobbiton (Matamata) instead. If you want a nice day out around Wellington taking in several filiming locations narrated by a passionate, well informed, friendly guide (Steve was our guide, top bloke!) then I highly recommend this tour. We got to see where 'get off the road' &... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Decided on a full day tour and were picked up promptly at the hostel. We visited several spots where filming took place including a forest, a mining area and a camping site. As part of the tour we were also able to visit Weta caves film studio. The tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable and the restaurant where we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you're a fan of Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit - this is for sure a tour to remember. The tour guide is even a bigger geek than we are, but as a result - full of cool facts & pieces of useless information that made this tour totally amazing. The experience was one to remember and worth... More 

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Victorville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was such an amazing tour. My mother and I are both huge Lord of the Rings fans, and we both absolutely loved it. There were several locations we just REALLY wanted to see, and we were allowed enough time in each location to enjoy, take awesome photographs, and learn from the tour guide. Speaking of which, we had the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While I understand that this company is competitively priced, i was very underwhelmed at the sites we saw during this tour, thus I feel there are other things to do in Wellington instead of a LOTR tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and chatty, however we encountered a few problems. First off, we were told that we would be... More 

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