This is really Zero stars. We were dismayed to find out the tour was not on! Viator took our booking and even sent us a reminder to print our tickets. When I contacted the tour provider he told me that Viator had been informed that Weta studios were closed for the week and the tours were not taking place. Someone, he or Viator, made a big error. As we had planned our brief stay in Wellington around this tour to say we were disappointed is an understatement. I emailed a complaint to Viator and have had no response and no apology. Not good enough!
A great day out seeing the sites of Wellington featured in the LOTR. The weta studios was excellent and the guides are good fun!
Our tour guide Laura was amazing and we had lots of fun as a family of 4 (with older children who are harder to please). The lunch was at a great location and the entire tour was great despite the intermittent rain.
I must add that the tour hotline was quick and helpful, especially for tourists who need to call them early in the day to confirm their booking and location. :D
very good day, guide was a bit too detailed about his experiences and we got back about 6.00pm; tour was great but time could have been better managed.
Thankyou for a great day out full of behind the sceens information and interesting facts about the movies. Laura was an entertaining and knowledgable guide who made the day fun and the mood light and friendly. Plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day, and lunch was beautiful. The Weta studio was amazing and unforgettable.
Great experience. Know a lot about the way the have the film shoot. Which part is real and which part is CG. Good walk around the woods too. Nice view and scenery. Fresh air. Love it!!!
Had a great time!
This was without a doubt the best guided tour we have been on. Extremely week organized, very knowledgeable and our guide was brilliant. This tour us well work the money and well worth a Trip to Wellington just to experience it. Being fans of the LotR and The Hobbit, we knew it was going to be good, but even then it blew away all our expectations.
Unfortunately our booking in this one was cancelled but we were accommodated on the half day tour the next day so this rating is really for the half day tour. We weren't hassled about losing access to the full day trip as we went into the sites further out of town with a friend on another day. The refund of balance of the booking as result of the cancellation was handled well by Viator. Thanks.
The half day trip was just what we wanted - lots of fun if you wanted to get involved in the action. The WETA tour was tops. Loved mucking around 'collecting mushrooms' and the like and then 'getting off the road'.
Great friendly guide. Great lunch too!
Laura was a great tour guide, extremely knowledgable and able to answer every question we fired at her. The tour covers a number of areas in and around Wellington allowing us to get a great insight of the area. Lunch was also in a great spot with very yummy food. I can highly recommend this tour
We had an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. It was fascinating, and we had a great time. The outdoor views were beautiful, and the WETA tour was both fun and informative.
Our Helipro Flight was amazing. The weather was unusually perfect for wellington. I got to ride in the front for the first half so I have lots of great pictures. We saw some seals when we landed. On the way back I was in the middle back but still had great views. You need to be by the door to take photos. Just ask before you book what happens if the weather is bad and they don't fly.
Doing what: South Coaster Helicopter Flight from Wellington
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