Wellington Lord of the Rings Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Visit the location sites used for the gardens of Isengard, Rivendell and Lorhlorien. Some tours include the Stansborough weaving mill where the elfin cloaks were made. It's definitely a "precious" experience.
Guide took us down a very steep mountainside to view a few trees that were in Lord of the Rings.
Sail Date: April 2019
Guide took us down a very steep mountainside to view a few trees that were in Lord of the Rings. It was totally stupid! Then we toured the production facility, WETA. It was very good.
Guide took us down a very steep mountainside to view a few trees that were in Lord of the Rings. It was totally stupid! Then we toured the production facility, WETA. It was very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Weta Workshop - Brilliant, highly recommended.
Sail Date: March 2019
Weta Workshop - Brilliant, highly recommended.
Weta Workshop - Brilliant, highly recommended. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really enjoyed Weta Workshops.
Sail Date: February 2019
Really enjoyed Weta Workshops. A chair was provided for me by staff every time we stopped because of my accident. Stayed on the bus during the walking phase but enjoyed the scenery.
Really enjoyed Weta Workshops. A chair was provided for me by staff every time we stopped because of my accident. Stayed on the bus during the walking phase but enjoyed the scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A tour of the WETA studio and the wooded area where the movies were filmed.
Sail Date: January 2019
A tour of the WETA studio and the wooded area where the movies were filmed.
A tour of the WETA studio and the wooded area where the movies were filmed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We traveled on a small bus to the WETA Workshop, had a lovely tour of Wellington itself, and then ...
Sail Date: December 2018
We traveled on a small bus to the WETA Workshop, had a lovely tour of Wellington itself, and then visited some of the filming locations for Lord of the Rings.
We traveled on a small bus to the WETA Workshop, had a lovely tour of Wellington itself, and then visited some of the filming locations for Lord of the Rings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very interesting in the Weta studios as well.
Sail Date: November 2018
Very interesting in the Weta studios as well. Great couple of hours
Very interesting in the Weta studios as well. Great couple of hours Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent tour, value for money would recommend
Sail Date: November 2018
Excellent tour, value for money would recommend
Excellent tour, value for money would recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We visited the WETA studio where they make the kit and special effects for the films.
Sail Date: November 2018
We visited the WETA studio where they make the kit and special effects for the films. We are not film buffs and not wildly interested in the Lord of the Rings but you could not fail to be after this trip. It was incredible. The passion and ... Read More
We visited the WETA studio where they make the kit and special effects for the films. We are not film buffs and not wildly interested in the Lord of the Rings but you could not fail to be after this trip. It was incredible. The passion and interest of the man giving the talk was excellent. The work they do is amazing and we really enjoyed it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The tour was very interesting, with a good commentary as we walked.
Sail Date: January 2018
The tour was very interesting, with a good commentary as we walked. We enjoyed being in the WETA Workshop, but we would have liked to see more in the workshop itself not just what they show tourists.
The tour was very interesting, with a good commentary as we walked. We enjoyed being in the WETA Workshop, but we would have liked to see more in the workshop itself not just what they show tourists. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
One would have to be a fan to truly enjoy this experience.
Sail Date: November 2017
One would have to be a fan to truly enjoy this experience. I thought I was, but I found this tour 80% boring - surpisingly so.
One would have to be a fan to truly enjoy this experience. I thought I was, but I found this tour 80% boring - surpisingly so. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour of the lab where the costumes are made and discussed how they are done then went to sites ...
Sail Date: March 2017
Tour of the lab where the costumes are made and discussed how they are done then went to sites where some of the filming was done.
Tour of the lab where the costumes are made and discussed how they are done then went to sites where some of the filming was done. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really looking forward to this tour and it didn't disappoint.The guide was in the film!!!!!!!!
Sail Date: March 2017
Really looking forward to this tour and it didn't disappoint.The guide was in the film!!!!!!!!
Really looking forward to this tour and it didn't disappoint.The guide was in the film!!!!!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Bit disappointing with the locations they took us too.
Sail Date: January 2017
Bit disappointing with the locations they took us too. Wasn't what was on the video online when I booked
Bit disappointing with the locations they took us too. Wasn't what was on the video online when I booked Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the half day Lord of the Rings tour which but would recommend Hobitown instead, strictly ...
Sail Date: January 2017
We took the half day Lord of the Rings tour which but would recommend Hobitown instead, strictly for fans of the Lord of the Rings movies only, Studio visit was only ok.
We took the half day Lord of the Rings tour which but would recommend Hobitown instead, strictly for fans of the Lord of the Rings movies only, Studio visit was only ok. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Was ok and looked at various sets used in movie
Sail Date: January 2017
Was ok and looked at various sets used in movie
Was ok and looked at various sets used in movie Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went on our own to the shop.
Sail Date: September 2016
Went on our own to the shop. Nice gift shop and statues outside.
Went on our own to the shop. Nice gift shop and statues outside. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
AFter a good experience at Hobbiton we booked on the WETA tour (Peter Jacksons studios).
Sail Date: March 2016
AFter a good experience at Hobbiton we booked on the WETA tour (Peter Jacksons studios). The cruise tour takes you to an unmarked factory unit where there is a gift shop, a tour and movie. We were extremely happy with what we saw there and ... Read More
AFter a good experience at Hobbiton we booked on the WETA tour (Peter Jacksons studios). The cruise tour takes you to an unmarked factory unit where there is a gift shop, a tour and movie. We were extremely happy with what we saw there and teh gift shop heaps better than Hobbition. However we overheard a lady on our tour mention the WETA Cave, which is literally around the corner and the tour does not stop t here. My hubby and I got a cab back out there as we wanted to have a look around. They offered a similar tour, plus also a tour of the Thunderbirds set and had the same movie as they showed on the cruise tour.......even with cab fare taken into account, this would have been a far cheaper option. and to top it off this was by far the best Lord of the Rings gift shop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
BE CAREFUL OF THIS TOUR!
Sail Date: April 2014
BE CAREFUL OF THIS TOUR! Royal Caribbean's tour page showed people photographing Hobbit homes. The ad said that guests would be taken to film locations. What we got was a 2 mile walk in muck and mud of a public forest park. No Hobbit ... Read More
BE CAREFUL OF THIS TOUR! Royal Caribbean's tour page showed people photographing Hobbit homes. The ad said that guests would be taken to film locations. What we got was a 2 mile walk in muck and mud of a public forest park. No Hobbit homes. We were taken to the backstage lot called The Cave where the film was made, but no tour! We could visit the sales area of Hobbit items, but no tour. Others from the ship paid for a taxi, paid the tour price and got a full stage lot tour. We were left holding the bag! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good tour of filming sites with views of the city from a lookout.
Sail Date: September 2013
Good tour of filming sites with views of the city from a lookout. Good knowledge of the filming process/activities shown by the guides who were drawing on personal experience. Would have liked a more extensive look into the workings of the ... Read More
Good tour of filming sites with views of the city from a lookout. Good knowledge of the filming process/activities shown by the guides who were drawing on personal experience. Would have liked a more extensive look into the workings of the Weta Cave. Like most cruise company organised tours, perhaps a little expensive for what is delivered. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Daughter and partner went on this tour and they were totally satisfied with this tour, it was the ...
Sail Date: December 2012
Daughter and partner went on this tour and they were totally satisfied with this tour, it was the highlight of their cruise. Everything was as described value for money
Daughter and partner went on this tour and they were totally satisfied with this tour, it was the highlight of their cruise. Everything was as described value for money Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International