Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch - Reviews

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Tanja A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

It was a very nice experience! Liam our tour guide was an amazing entertainer and knew a lot of behind the scenes stories and nice anecdotes.

Sean G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Very enjoyable tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide.

Aleksandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

It was a must do for every Lord of the Rings fan! The guide was amazing, funny, lovely and had massive knowledge. I really enjoyed the whole tour from the beginning til the end. It was really bad to say goodbye. Having the props, photos and seeing the beautiful scenery was the best. I am recommending this trip to everyone, not only the LOTR fans. And the lunch was delicious!

eric

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Excellent tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and shared some interesting tidbits about the locations and production. The Weta workshop tour was fantastic. The lunch was nothing to write home about but the location was good.
Well worth the money. Be sure to have a few extra days to explore Wellington and the surrounding area.

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Was not quite what I was expecting but I was glad that I went. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the locations and told us some very funny facts about the actors and crew. So it was well Werth going

Luana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This is a fantastic tour for the true LOTR geek. We visited several filming locations and the still images of the scenes were offered for comparison. There was some hiking up and down hills so you need to be fit. Wyeth was one of the best parts of the tour - used to be a standup comic so he filled in transit time with Monty Python wit. The Weta tour and the lunch nearby were both fantastic. Also lots of behind the scenes filming stories from Wyeth which were much appreciated by all the Hobbit Geeks.

Rita W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

If you are a Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, or Peter Jackson fan, if you are holidaying in Wellington NZ, this is a total compulsory tour to participate in. The tour company Rover with Grant as our guide were absolutely terrific. We covered just about every aspect of the movie sites, complete with a laminated pictures of the sets/scenes, to view, before and after sets in folder form. Very professional.
Highly recommended.

Carly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Had a great day with a friendly group of people, excellent tour, and Chewy was the best tour guide! Learned so much about the LOTR trilogy, especially all of the creative genius from Peter Jackson and the Weta Workshop.

Katherine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

FANTASTIC tour led by a FUNTASTIC LOTR guide, Grant! Thank you Rover Tours - Danielle, for graciously rescheduling our tour for the following week! My niece and I truly appreciate your help! The all day tour is totally worth ev

Russell D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was an amazing experience! Got to see lots of filming locations and the Weta Workshop, which was my highlight. Being picked up from my accommodation made it incredibly easy. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgable too!

Lenissa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

The tour guide made the tour amazing. She not only told many stories of making Lord of the Rings, she shared local history and extensively knew about local wildlife and shared any information we wanted about the animals.

Bevin J P New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

It was a learning experience as I had no idea how involved New Zealand Weta studios was in the movie world. Our guide at Weta was full of information and introduced quite a few dedicated people who were totally involved with their tasks.
The ladies who guided us on our tour of the sites of various scenes in the movies were both knowledgeable and humorous in their presentations

Cheryle United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

The tour of Weta Studios was awesome and lunch was incredible. Our only issue was pouring down rain which made walking through the forest and glade quite a challenge.

Monica N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Our tour guide Laura was great, we saw so many movie sites and she immersed us in the experience. We would definitely do it again. We had a great lunch, it was a Lord of the Rings themed lunch. We learned about Peter Jackson and the cast when they were filming the movie. It was great!

E M w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Fantastic tour with fantastic guide,he obviously enjoyed his job and meeting his passengers. We did full day with lunch and this was well worth it,visited lots of locations and were treated as though we were friends.I am no good with names so cannot tell you his name....but his Dalmatian is on the local vets front,and he is even told my hubby about a local rugby match on that evening, wonderful guide and person.Thanks for a wonderful day full of memories,highly recommend this tour

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Highly recommend the tour especially if you get and #39;Mike the Guide and #39;, both knowledgeable and funny delivering a relaxed enjoyable tour

Chera W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

My daughter and I decided to take a trip to NZ. I am not particularly a LOTR fan but my daughter is a HUGE fan so I agreed to go on this tour...It was FANTASTIC! Our guide was timely and picked us up at our hotel. He was also very knowledgeable and funny. He gave behind the scenes trivia about each spot, had movie photos to compare the area to the scene and gave more than enough time for photos and questions. Lunch was delicious and in an adorable, movie fan cafe. The workshop tour was also quite fascinating. After our tours we also visited Hobbiton I decided to watch through the movies again...I enjoyed them so much more this time! Anyone who is even the slightest fan should DEFINITELY do this tour it is well worth the price.

WolfsheadIE

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

A damp but fun day seeing sites around Wellington where the Lord of the Rings was filmed. INteresting back stories from our gruide Laura of the Rings. Weta Workshop is a must see. How they create the amazing effects for movies is little short of magic. Lunch in Scorchorama was very tasty. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in Lord of the Rings or movie making.

Kendal W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

The tour guide was excellent and provided very good background information on the Lord of the Rings sites we visited. She even provided tea and snacks during one of the stops.

Cindy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This tour is one of the best - I would definitely recommend taking the full day tour over the 1/2 day tour, if you have the time. From start to finish with an excellent lunch, had a wonderful day. Chewy is an amazing tour guide. The Weta Caves - wow too. What a terrific way to spend your day. Thank you Chewy for making this tour one of the best.

Andrea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

This was a fantastic tour. I'm a large fan or The Lord of the Rings, but it would be entertaining for someone who may not be as familiar with the books or movies. We saw beautiful landscapes and learned a lot about how they filmed the movies in each location, and we had a tour of Weta Studios, where we had an exclusive look at the work that goes into making the characters' weapons, clothing, and makeup so magnificent. Plus, we had a great LOTR-inspire lunch! W even learned some fun trivia about the director and actors! This was definitely a worthwhile experience.

Methuen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

Really enjoyed the trip and our guide was amazingly friendly and had tonnes of knowledge about both Wellington and LOTR

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

Such a beautiful, adventure filled day. Jackson and Maddie were our tour guides and made the trip great for us. My husband and I are huge Lord of the Rings fans so it was just so awesome to stand where so many of our favorite scenes were filmed. The tour guides brought photos of the actual scenes so we could literally see exactly where everything was set up, and we learned so many fun extras from filming that makes me super excited to re-watch the movies. The staff was very knowledgeable and made the tour even more fun by bringing a few props for us to use in photos. Then we went to Weta workshop. Wow! Amazing to see the things they have created for so many beloved movies and shows. We even saw one of the world's top sword makers in action. He made all the weapons for Lord of the Rings as well as many others. The people who work for Weta are so proud of their work and have such a huge dedication and talent for what they do, and this was very evident through the tour. Lunch was also included at an awesome beach cafe with a comic book theme. The cast from Lord of the Rings used to eat there many times after filming. Food was great, big portions. By the time we got to Rivendell, it was raining pretty hard but we still spent a lot of time learning about the sets and taking photos. Such beautiful places. Very fun day

Leona C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Not being a big LOTR fan okay - I have not seen any of the movies I was a bit concerned but our guide was very entertaining and having her explain what scene had taken place where we were has made me want to watch them. There is a bit of hilly walking which folks need to be aware of. Lunch at the Scorching Bay Cafe was delicious and I really did enjoy the muffins and cold drinks provided at the Rivendell stop.

st.svitlana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

The tour was great. The weather was wonderful. We visited a lot of movie locations, Weta cave and had a great lunch and even better time.

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