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Adventure Safari Ltd - Wellington Movie Tours

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For movie-making aficionados and major LotR fans, not for casual observers

To avoid disappointment, understand that the movie sets are not there any more (and in the case of Isengard, never existed in the first place). This tour takes you to places where... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
Southport, United Kingdom

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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time on all day LOTR tour with a small group and a very good guide who knew a lot about the locations and was also great at helping us recreate scenes from the Lord of the Rings films. Locations are lovely, had particularly good tour of the Weta Cave!

Thank Olivia O
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

To avoid disappointment, understand that the movie sets are not there any more (and in the case of Isengard, never existed in the first place). This tour takes you to places where they used to be. Helm's Deep and Minas Tirith is in a quarry near a motorway. Isengard is in an innocuous-looking public park. Rivendell is in a wooded... More 

Thank PsychoSavager
Santiago, Chile
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This tour could only be appreciated by extremely harcore fans. I didn't do any research before booking, but since I considered myself a fan, I went ahead and booked the full day tour... needless to say, it was a complete waste of a day, and money. Imagine sitting on a bus for hours while they take you to the spots... More 

2 Thank Diego D
Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Did the half day trip. Pickup from town, scenes were played and after that you recreate them. I think the accessory provided like the broken carrot and stuff is a nice touch. Weta cave was awesome, the talk was given by a very passionated man and I had a very good time. Bit expensive. keep In mind that a lot... More 

Thank Yara W
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

As the adverts for this tour very clearly state, none of the original film set remains therefore unless you're a die hard LOTR fan, you will spend the day looking at lots of trees and photos of where they appeared in the movies. I went on this tour with a couple of friends who thought it was brilliant because they... More 

Thank Catherine M
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed March 25, 2016

Ultimate Movie Tour: You don't just visit film locations, you follow Frodo's and Gandalf's footsteps around Middle Earth. No spoilers here, but you're in for some nice surprises. See for yourself!

Thank LegolasOnTravel
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

I've done three LOTR tours on this trip, and this one was definitely the most underwhelming. You do visit a lot of sites where the movie was filmed and get to reenact the scenes a bit, which is a plus. Unfortunately, with the exception of Rivendale, there is nothing left from production of the movies to see. That is not... More 

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Wigmore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2016

We have the boxed set at home but have never watched the series of films. Booked this tour from the UK for Friday 8th January 2016. Picked up at the Rydges Hotel in Wellington and taken up to Mount Victoria to play out the scenes from the movie at the actual locations. We are both 73 years young and did... More 

Thank Roy G
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed January 7, 2016

I am a LOTR and Hobbit fan and so seeing the Wellington movie locations was a must or it would be blasphemous on my part. I had an option of visiting all these places on my own in Wellington (as all of them are free and open to public) or do a tour with one of the movie companies. I... More 

Thank evanbaxter
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Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a great guide who had a good script and she talked it well, and was relevant to the spot we were going to visit each time. The bus was comfortable and had a good AV system, and we watched appropriate behind the scenes or movie clips before each stop, using up travelling time well. It was well paced... More 

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