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“The best tour of Middle Earth (in Welly)”

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Ranked #10 of 60 Tours in Wellington
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Owner description: Hosted Luxury Day Tours in greater Wellington. Fun, friendly, luxury day tours around Wellington. Your host will deliver a memorable experience. Tours include:- Wild Wellington – nature and the out-doors- Middle-earth locations- Maori Treasures Tour- Inspiration – City Highlights- Wine tours – Martinborough, Marlborough and Hawkes Bay- Customised toursTravel by car, boat or helicopter - door to door. Entry fees and lunch included.
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

An absolutely amazing tour that will make you want to watch the movies again and again and again and again. Our tour guide Laura was awesome, super sweet, super smart, full of insider information and just as excited about LOTR as we were. A perfect day!

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Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

We drove out to this park which is only 40 minutes out of Wellington. We didn't take a tour but rather found it ourselves as the park has it clearly marked. There is information on site about the location and also has other amazing walking trails. Great spot for lovers of the lord of the rings.

4  Thank Nikman55
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Our guide Laura picked us up from hotel in Wellington for a Martinborough wine tasting day. She was great company and very informative. We drive through the Hutt Valley to Featherstone for coffee and visited 4 or 5 wineries all of which were excellent choices. Lunch in Martinborough at Pinocchio's was a highlight as was Poppies our favourite winery .Highly recommend this tour as Laura personalised it for us .

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Our tour guide, Mike, did an excellent job of showing us many of the sets used while making the Lord of the Rings series. He used still photos and DVDs to show the movie scenes as they were staged and then the trees, gravel pit, hills, parks, etc. that were used as a base for each scene. Mike's knowledge and illustrations were mind-blowing. We came away marveling at what movie makers do digitally. Amazing.

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

What a great experience for fans and movie lovers!
As first time New Zealand visitors, my travel agent suggested this tour while we were in Wellington and as we are both massive fans of the Tolkien world we couldn't pass it up! I'm the fan who has spent hours watching the extended DVDs and was really just excited to see the locations. But as it turns out, I still had plenty to learn.
Our wonderful tour guide, Chewy, greeted us right on time at our hotel and was extremely personable and really wanted to make this tour as specific to us as possible. At each awesome location, he had the task of telling me something I didn't know and it was incredible having a guide and fellow nerd so dedicated to providing a really special experience for both me (the film buff) and her (the book buff).
The tour itself had a really great flow from location to location and you really get a full itinerary even for just the half day. We took a bunch of photos and the little location picture booklets had some neat photos to look at of the actual location filming (some, I had never seen before).
At the end of the day, it was the highlight of our time in Wellington and if I could steal Chewy to take me to every other location in New Zealand, I absolutely would.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank CrystalSki_theatrebu
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