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Hamish B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour was amazing and so was my guide Michael. We went to heaps of locations and he gave us lots of information regarding The Lord Of The Rings, and to go to weta workshop as well was amazing. To top it all off you get to go somewhere special at the end. It's after your main tour around Wellington and weta workshop that you go to an iconic place, but I'll let you figure it out what it is. So do the tour!

Thank you very much!

Jane K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Comfortable vehicle and provision of morning refreshments very welcome. Not too much time spent driving from location to location. Very knowledgable tour guide.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

one word excellent

Dianne G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Andrea our guide was fun, informative and we had an unforgettable experience. Loved every minute of it and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of doing the same tour we did. Thank you for making our holiday that much better.

Craig H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2010

Fantastic - the guide really knew his stuff and made the trip so worthwhile. Thanks and recommended.

W L N United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

A very enjoyable tour! We took the half day tour, and for any Lord of the Rings fan we think that it is a big must-do whilst in Wellington. Our tour guide picked us up from the hotel and gave us an informative tour regarding every aspect of the Lord of the Rings. We would highly recommend it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Excellent! A must see tour for anybody who saw the movies and even for those who didn't, just for the sake of saying I have been there and make friends jealous. It allowed me to see the locations from a real-life and naked angle as nothing replaces an on-site experience!

Jordan P

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

The tour was good. Was expecting a bit more as what the website describes. Was a bit disappointed that your website shows photos of the hobbit holes yet you don't see them. Think the website needs to be updated.

Carolyn M

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

We lived it but did not realize in advance it was a tour in a bus of the outside sites of the movie locations. There was no real description of the event. But we loved it

Anne B

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

Our guide had an excellent knowledge of the LOTR movies and his behind the scenes stories were really interesting. Having the photos and film clips on the ipod really showed the locations. The 4 hours went so fast and the muffin for morning tea was a lovely surprise. Well worth going if you are a fan of the movies.

Annaleis D

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2012

Very informative guide and the locations were so very real it felt like I was truly in Middle Earth. Morning Tea was a bonus.

Hayley C

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2012

Great small tour size with a great tour guide. Lots of information and video clips at each location.

Buddy M

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2011

If you are a LOTR fan, then this is the tour for you. Although the weather didn't cooperate, it rained, they really recreated some of the scenery from the movies. We actually caravanned with another group so we had 2 tour guides for the day and they were very knowledgeable about the movies and the country. We went to several different sites and they showed up pictures from the movies and explained how they fit into the place where we were. There was a stop under covered shelter at one of the sites where we had hot drinks and cookies. The cookies were good for dunking but the hot chocolate that I had wasn't very good. It could have used more cocoa mix. Even though it was very windy and rainy at times, it was a very enjoyable tour.

Elizabeth E United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

It was very interesting and informative and enjoyable.

Steven B United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2006

A very enjoyable day with a brilliant guide.

Morrie L

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2006

Tour guides were excellent! They kept things interesting and exciting. They were knowledgeable about the movie locations as well as Wellington sights and surroundings, including plant life.

Amy d

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2015

It was a decent tour and the guide was very friendly and enthusiastic. I took the full-day tour expecting to see more sites, but ended up not seeing more. Rather we listened to guide talk more at each one which is not my style. Feel like the time could have been more efficiently spent.

Kerri W

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2015

Was very expensive for what it was. Could use more modern technology to enhance the experience, e.g. short video clips from the movie. Felt like we could have seen one or two more locations within the time allotted considering they appeared to be on the way.
Was promised afternoon tea as advertised on the web-page, but did not deliver.
Tour guide was good, knowledgeable, but yes felt like we could have got more out of it for spending 170 and all they did was drive us to locations, a little petrol etc and cans of soft drink.
It was definitely better than if we had gone to those locations on our own, but maybe considering the cost it would have been justifiable to do that instead. Car was comfy


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2016

The tour was about what we expected EXCEPT that the info on the tour promised a group size of up to six. There were about 16 people in the group. We felt that we paid a premium price for a small group tour, and that was not what we received. Very disappointing.

alison p

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2014

Tour guide was very good and no complaints about him at all. Trip was very much overpriced for what was received. Did not find the Middle Earth worth the money as there was very little to see due to nothing being left behind following filming. Hobbiton movie set was a better option for Lord of the Rings fans in our opinion.

Dean T Australia

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
December 2009

Our guide was lovely, however it certainly wasn't worth the money paid. We saw three places where filming took place.

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