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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
William B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was traveling around the North Island with my dad for 10 days and our day in Wellington was by far the best of them all! As huge LotR fans, we decided to book the full-day tour with Rover Tours which was totally worth it! Our tour guide, Chewy, was the most interactive and friendly guide I've ever had! Chewy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a great time on this tour. We are lotr fans and this tour was awesome but the star was our guide Steven. He was so enthusiastic and passionate about his work, it was infectious. He was super knowledgeable and friendly as well. He also was a saint for putting up with a group of rather annoying Americans in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

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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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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