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Wellington Rover Tours

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Address: Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch
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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

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Our tour guide made the experience

Many of the spots that we went to are spots that we could have found on our own and had a great day, but our tour guide, Dave, made the experience worth every penny.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many of the spots that we went to are spots that we could have found on our own and had a great day, but our tour guide, Dave, made the experience worth every penny.

Thank Chrissy A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the full day trip which is quite expensive. Our guide was great and full of personality, but we felt that tour dragged on a bit and could've been done in a half a day. The Weta studios was really cool, but if we could do it again, we would probably to studios separate and find LOTR spots on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This should be a must-do activity for any LOTR fan. The company is very professional and well-organized. We were picked up promptly from our hotel in the morning. The tour started off at Victoria Peak and then went over to several of the filming locations. The guide who was with us was quite knowledgeable about the movies and provided many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The full day LOTR tour was well worth the time and expense. It brought alive the making of the movie with the visit to Weta Cave. The guide had lots of interesting information and stories. This was a must for us, as we're big fans of the movie and exceeded all expectations. Included some great views around Wellington.

1 Thank Karen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Just came back from a memorable half day Lord of the Rings tour with Jack from Wellington Rover. I'm a big fan of the movie series and was very much looking forward to this tour. Although not a big fan, I managed to cajoule my wife to come along and be my photographer! Jack picked us up promptly at a... More 

3 Thank Jamie H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Came on Royal Caribbean. Our ticket said our tour left at 1.30pm from cruise terminal. At 1.30pm we waited and no one came. The great staff at the cruise terminal called the tour company on behalf of us to see what was happening. The tour company said they emailed us that our tour had been moved to 8.30am. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Wow!!! We booked to come here on a bus tour through a Royal Carribbean cruise ship which docked for a day in Wellington. I'm not a fan of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit movies like my husband and kids but I was really interested and impressed with the history and creativity of the place. The souvenir shop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Travelling to NZ I had (of course) heard about Hobbiton but had no clue that Wellington was the hub of it all! I booked in an afternoon tour with Craig and he was fantastic. Very humorous and didn't sound as if he'd delivered the same lines over and over (which I've had on other tours) which made for an informative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Ask for Jackson when booking the Lord of the Rings tour. So knowledgeable and energetic about what he does. Very informative overall and the lunch was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Picked up at our hotel and transported to so many fun places where filming was done for the Lord of the Rings. Guide was great and the pictures he had from the movies pointing out the exact spot shown in the films had us right in the scene. You could see the roads, the trees and the scenery from the... More 

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