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Wellington Rover Tours

Wakefield St, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
00 64 4 471 0044
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Ranked #10 of 70 Activities in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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521 reviews 521 reviews
355 attraction reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
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
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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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Nowra, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Excellent! I'd done this tour once a few years back but the enthusiastic tour guide (Jack) managed to show me a few new places that I didn't see last time round. He's promised that if I ever come back a third time he'll try and find some more haha. I think the other people on the tour can really impact... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a great day and an amazing learning experience for this grandmother as my 20 year old grandson (the LOTR fan) and I did the full day tour. Our guide, Laura, made it so interesting and fun. From start to finish, it was like we were family and she was so fun to be with. The tour of Weta Studios... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went on this tour in the off season and did the half day. There was 5 people on the tour and unfortunately I was the only LOTR nerdling so the energy wasn't high which is something completely out of the guides control! He did his best to fill in the gaps! The tour in weta workshop was just astounding.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lord of the rings half day tour. Visited Weta Workshop and various places used for film scenes. Great value a must for Lord of the rings fans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The absolute highlight of our stay in Wellington. Not only was the locations fantastic, our guide Jack Machiela was the absolute guru of all things Tolkien! Highly passionate, articulate with a wicked sense of humor, his in-depth knowledge not only made the tour more fun, but we learnt many of the seemingly minute details that we'd not have noticed otherwise.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the highlights of my trip to Wellington, I did the full day tour at $190 which I thought was fantastic value for money. I went on my own and made friends on the trip, it was never uncomfortable or awkward at all! I was in a group of 7, plus lovely Laura our guide, the wise Gandalf to... More 

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