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Sandra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Our guide was Emma and she was very interesting and informative. I very much enjoyed this tour. As we drove through Wellington to get to our first stop, Emma gave us interesting info about the city. We visited the area where the first part of the Lord of the Rings was filmed and Emma talked about how special effects were filmed and created. Very informative. We visited the studios where not only the Lord of the Rings special effects were created, but also where other special effects, props and studios are used for filming. An interesting tour.

Sandra O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

A must for any LotRs and Hobbit fans. Great value for money.

Jessica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

fantastic knowledgeable friendly staff, beautiful locations and a great price. Highly recommended!

Veryafraid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

This was a great tour. Nathan our guide was perfect in every way. I posted a much more detailed review but the site asked me to login again and I lost it so this time I will be brief!

Margie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

It was awesome! Would love to go back!
Wear appropriate footwear for short trek up Mt. Victoria.
Cameras are not allowed inside the Weta studio itself.

Janelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Absolutely loved every minute of this tour. Weta studios was fantastic.

Suzanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Our guide, Laura, was very knowledgeable and a true LOTR fan. She had lots of inside information about the filming of the movies and has inspiredf me to come back home and watch them all over again so that I can see the places we visited. Thank you for a fabulous day.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great to see some of the places where fixing occurred. The Weta Workshop tour was also fabulous. Craig was really knowledgeable, friendly and a expert guide.

Marina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This is one of the best tours I ever have done. Craig our guide was really well informed and loved his subject. The staff at Weta Studios who truly love their job were amazing, a very talented group.

Oliver Andre K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Enjoyed the tour very much. Would do the full day tour next time.

Narelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Had a ball. We were the only 2 people on the tour so get special attention and even experienced an earthquake!

Brian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Dude was great! Did the 1/2 day tour and it was worth it.

Bradley P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We had a great time. Our guide was really excited about us seeing all the aspects of the tour. As we toured the sights where they shot scenes, Mike (our guide) showed the scenes on his iPad and pointed out exactly what part we were looking at and what elements of the scene were digitally added or shot somewhere else. I don't know if that's standard on these tours but I thought it was great. I felt the best part was Mike's knowledge and excitement about the material. It would be easy to have a guide who just brings you somewhere and shows you the sights, but having someone who obviously enjoys the subject and enjoys what they're doing makes all the difference.

Eileen s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Nathan (he was an elf!) was so nice and so much fun. We only had the half day tour in Wellingotn which is really beautiful. I wish we could have taken the whole day tour. Weta workshop is cool but they should make it bigger to see more of the props from the movies. I think they are working on it.

tassos j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The experience was amazing, the tour guides were very well presented and very informative , my children loved the whole experience and didn't complain once. NZ was breathtaking and will definitely be going back and doing this tour again. Thank you heaps for making the trip a memorable experience.

MJ Sydney

Naomi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was fantastic! We had a blast with the others in our small group and Paul was such a great guide and full of knowledge about Wellington and all the movie goss :) highly recommend this tour. Naomi and Harley

Anne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great!!! pity I should've get the full day tour which includes a tour to Rivendell.

Andrew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Our tour guide Emma,was wonderful. Although our ship was late docking, Viator provided us with our own tour. We had an excellent time and Emma was very knowledgable and helpful. We would definitely use Viator again and would recommend them to our friends.

garyparmeter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

From pickup at the ship to the return trip the half day tour was full of facts and information from out knowledgeable tour guide. Visiting sites where the Lord of the Rings was filmed was amazing and our tour guide showed us film clips of the actual sites. Wetta Studios was also a very impressive place to visit.

Sandra W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

A fun 1/2 day tour, pickup from cruise ship easy, tour guide very entertaining

deborah e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Met at the cruise terminal with no problem. Really enjoyable and interesting tour with an enthusiastic guide. In a group that was a fraction of the cost and size of the one organised by the cruise line we were visiting Wellington with.

Joanne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great tour. Our guide Emma was very informative. Weta Caves was amazing. Highly recommend to any LOTR fans.

Sienna Na W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great tour and tour guide. Really enjoyed the view from Mt. Victoria of bird-view of Wellington, film location of Lord of the Ring, and also the Weta Cave trip. Awesome.

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Very personalised. Very knowledgeable guide.

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

We were greeted by very friendly guide named Mike, although it was a rainy morning his enthusiam for the subject of the Lord of the rings tour was great. Being in a small group was also good, as at each site visited we could gather around Mike as he showed us vision on his ipad of the location as it was in the movie. There was also no other crowds at any of the locations. We enjoyed the morning tea supplied and fresh muffins. I would recommend this tour to anyone else visiting Wellington, as you got to see some lovely parks and a trip to the top of wellington's lookout, great views.

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