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Adventure Safari Ltd - Wellington Movie Tours

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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
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+64 274 193 077

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Fun tour of Wellington

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about LOTR filming locations. The lunch is nothing special (just subway). It is a good way to see the Wellington area.

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Andrew M
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Singapore, Singapore
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392 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a fan of LOTR and only went on this tour as I intended to visit Weta Cave, and this tour included mt. victoria and some filming sites as well. But as many have mentioned, don't get your hopes up for the film sites - you really have to use your imagination since everything looks the same in... More 

Thank jellybellymelly
Essex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Lord of the Rings Ultimate Movie Tour in Wellington is An Absolute Waste of time and money....!!! The tour guide picks you up at an appointed time and place, then goes to a petrol station to buy you your already paid-for lunch, then takes you round in a van to various sites which were used in the movie. He... More 

3 Thank RecentGuest1
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I took the Ultimate Movie Tour and had the best day ever. Ted, the guide, is very friendly and has a lot of knowledge about the Lord of the Rings. He told us interesting stories, helped us to recreate scenes to take a photo, and showed us backstage footage in the bus while we were on our way to a... More 

Thank Lisanne A
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I'm not a super LOTR fan but I really enjoyed this tour. I did the half day tour and had a great time. We were shown clips from the movies on the bus before we arrived at a location so it was fresh in my mind when we arrived. Of course there is now nothing left of the sets but... More 

1 Thank Rebekah P
Timmins, Canada
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428 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

So they take you to places where scenes were filmed but there is nothing there. You really have to use your imagination when the show you a picture of a scene in the movie & then say" see that tree in the scene.... that's this one right over there". Ok so yeah that's definitely the tree alright! Save your money... More 

2 Thank Barry L
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome day with Ted! Knows all about LotR and definately a must go when you visit Wellington! Good lunch, nice movies in between the location. You will have a great time and is good value for money!

Thank Maarten M
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The tour takes you to a few LOTR filming locations; they were merely very common places, such as a small path in the bush, a couple of trees that Sam climbed etc. Unless you are an extreme fan of LOTR, you will feel very bored quickly. We join a group of about 20, only a few kids were excited. The... More 

1 Thank R Z
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about LOTR filming locations. The lunch is nothing special (just subway). It is a good way to see the Wellington area.

Thank Andrew M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great experience with Smuggles as our tour guide. He is a great tour guide. We enjoyed it very much, have done and seen a lot. It's better than we thought it was. Highly recommended to all.

Thank GraceLH123
Sebastian, Florida
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This was a good adventure, especially since I am a huge LOTR and Hobbit fan. The tour guide was somewhat friendly, but not real talkative, and not convincingly a fan himself. Being able to see the locations and look at pictures of what the sets were like was interesting. It's amazing to see how small spaces were well-used.

Thank Laurie B

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