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“LOTR Twizel Tour” 5 of 5 stars
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Lord of the Rings Twizel Tour
1 Ostler Road | Leaving from the Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Twizel
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“LOTR Twizel Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent tour enjoyed by entire family (with varying degrees of LOTR knowledge). Our guide Dawn was fun and easy to listen to her extensive/interesting LOTR and filming knowledge. Great props, Good value.

Visited July 2014
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“Great for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As with all other reviews, we thought this tour was excellent regardless of how much of a LOTR fan you are, Dawn makes it interesting & fascinating to hear about how the movies were made. All I have to add to the other comments & reviews is that I was super impressed with how Dawn drew my sometimes-shy 4 and 10 year olds into her chatter about the movie, including them all points of the tour and encouraging them to have fun and less loose with the props and poses. Super fun.

Visited July 2014
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“Must do tour for LOTR fans and movie buffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We loved the tour. Most of our trip to the south island we used Ian Brodie's guide but this was a standout highlight of our holiday. Our guide Dawn had a superb knowledge of the filming process and a great sense of humour. She had many great stories to tell (including ones we hadn't heard before and we had watch all of the dvd special docos) and we got to play with props in the most spectacular pelennor fields. Definitely do the full 2 hour tour if you have time, it goes fast. Another highlight was re-enacting the charge of the rohirrim riders and seeing the charge of the Gondorian sheep ;p. It's also worth mentioning that you get access to film sites that you cannot without doing the tour. Highly recommended and great value for money.

Visited April 2014
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“Good rollicking fun for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We factored this tour into our trip as we had several serious LOTR fans with us who were keen to visit as many of the locations as they could... and through the well-paced mix of demonstrations, information, sightseeing and hands-on action, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time!

Our guide, Dawn, who is a big LOTR fan, did a tremendous job of taking care of our party of nine and ensuring that we were comfortable, well entertained and well informed... and so it was that we came away with neat tidbits, terrific photos and wonderful memories.

The tour was two hours in length, and for us, it was time well spent - a definite highlight.

Visited February 2014
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“Do NOT Skip This!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dawn our tour guide is fabulous! She did a tour for my husband and I and one other gal from the UK at a special time due to scheduling issues all of us had. She is rigged to a microphone so everyone can hear clearly what was being said, without shouting over road and vehicle noise. The scenery is stunning, but her first hand knowledge of the set is unbelievable. She had tales and behind the scenes tidbits you can't read about in any book. She was actually there! Extremely entertaining and engaging. Very accommodating and informative. If you are in Twizel- do not skip over this! Do it! Especially if you have kids- the costume dress up would be a lifetime memory! Thank you Dawn for sharing your time and knowledge with us!

Visited March 2014
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