Jessica CoughlinUnited States
This tour is for the real LOTR fan. Highly recommend taking the LOTR tour with a former extra who has inside knowledge of the behind-the-scenes workings of the films. Robbie was an enthusiastic guide. He showed up on time, no problems, and had a very clean and comfortable vehicle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you all and to share some of my on-set experiences with you. I hope you enjoy re-watching the movies with new appreciation of the work that went into them.
I highly recommend Robbie for the LOTR tour! He worked on the set during production and has so much inside information that makes the tour so much more fun! He genuinely cares about your experience being great and it shows! He went above and beyond to made sure we enjoyed the day. We had such a great time spending the day with him! We saved so much time and money and had a fabulous experience! Thanks Robbie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I had a really enjoyable day with you all and was happy to share some of my on-set experiences with you all.
Gwendolyn WongMandaluyong, METRO MANILA, Philippines
Super fun day with our very own Elf, Orc and Rohan to guide us. Robbie's personal experience as a 4 year cast member playing these roles allow him to give us the lowdown and the behind the scenes of how cinema magic was created. Our picnic at Rivendell was simple and fun! Weta workshop is awesome! Great family day out with Robbie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. It was great to meet you all and share some of my on-set experiences with you, as well as giving you an insight into the world of movie-making. You'll watch the movies with different eyes now.
Robbie collected our group of three at 9am in his comfortable car and we spent a wonderful six hours with him. He was engaging, informative and had plenty of stories about LOTR filming. The locations and Robbie's knowledge made for great memories. The wonderful tour was enhanced by a delicious lunch and the tour of Weta Studios. Thanks very much Robbie, highly recommended. Jean, Anna and Bill
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Jean. It as great to meet you all and to share some of my on-set experiences with such enthusiastic fans of the book and movies. Hope the photos and videos came out OK as well.
Dave CzehutUnited States
Robbie was very informative and was a pleasure to have with our family for the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much guys. The day was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed being able to share my stories with you all. i hope you enjoyde the rest of your travels through NZ and Middle-Earth.
Zanna KarkUnited States
Robbie was the ABSOLUTE best! Could not have had a better tour guide that was more knowledgeable than him! His passion for New Zealand resonates throughout the tour and the small group size allows for us to go to filming locations not available on big cruise tours. I feel confident in my knowledge now of LOtR thanks to Robbie and plan to share my knowledge with my friends. If I ever get a chance to take the tour again I will 100%. Robbie goes above and beyond to make the tour amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your feedback Zanna. It was great to meet you all and to share a picnic at Rivendell. Hope the pics at Isengard look like you're really wizards. ;-)
Diane FoxUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I really enjoyed my day with you all and I hope you enjoyed watching the movies with a new understanding of how they were made.
Linda R.United States
We had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Robbie. He's very knowledgeable of the area and was an extra in the LOTR movies. If you are a LOTR fan, you will love this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda for your rating and kind words. I had an enjoyable day with you all as well, sharing some of my stories and re-creating some of the scenes of LOTR. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise as well.
Jay JenningsUnited States
Robbie's tour was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. His extensive knowledge of his country, Wellington, and Peter Jackson's trilogy, along with his personal stories of his four years working on the films made us feel like true insiders. If you are going to Wellington you must book this tour. Exceptional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jay. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to be able to share my experiences with you. It was a pity about the weather, but I'm glad you all had an enjoyable time anyway.
Jennifer YuUnited States
our tour was guided by Robbie in wellington NZ for the whole day, we had such a great experience and fun time with him, Robbie was very energetic and had great knowledge about this tour and beyond, we learned so much about how the movie "lord of ring" was made, if anyone take this tour in future, strongly recommend to chose Robbie as your guide, a job well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer. It was great to meet you all and to be able to share my stories and experiences with you. Thank you also for making the day so enjoyable.
Terence GillettMerritt Island, FL, United States
Robbie has a wealth of behind the scenes knowledge about LOTR because he was an extra in four of them. Combined with all the expected sights and information, this made for a very enjoyable day. Great tour and a Great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Terry. It was an enjoyable day being able to share some of my experiences and stories with you. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
Clay MaeckelUnited States
It is absolutely great when you have a guide that was an extra on the movies telling you about his experiences in addition to showing the locations that the LOTR movies were shot at around Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clay. It was great to meet you and to be able to show you around and to share my stories with you. All the best in the rest of your travels.
Aubrey B.Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO, United States
Highly knowlegeable and delightful personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Aubrey. It's been a while but I remember we had a very enjoyable, relaxed day!
Inna KissenUnited States
Very enthusiastic guide who goes out of his way to show you everything you are interested in. Very nice person to deal with. Five stars +
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys. It was great to meet you all as well and to be able to show you not just some of the filming locations I was involved in, but also my beautiful home. I hope that next time you watch the movies you will have a greater appreciation of them now that you've seen so much of the behind-the-scenes. ;-)
Corrie MarvinUnited States
Robbie was excellent! He was well prepared for the tour & he was actually in the Lord of the Rings movies. He took us to so very famous filming locations, let us "role play" as hobbits and wizards and elves. He was personable, practical, & wanted to be sure we got the best possible tour. I would highly recommend this private tour for anyone who has an interest in the LOTR movies (or Narnia, for that matter). His selection of places to eat was also fantastic.I not only give the tour 5 stars but Robbie too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Corrie. I had a great day being able to show you around and share some of my stories with you. Pleased you got to see your own personal "Paris" and I hope you enjoyed your time in Hobbiton later in the cruise.
Richard GoughUnited States
We enjoyed this tour and Robbie was an excellent guide. It was striking to see the difference between the scenes in the movie and the actual places where those scenes were filmed. The WETA studio tour was a nice complementary addition.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to show you around and see the various locations. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and got some insight into how the films were made. Watching them will never be the same again ;-)
Jonathan MooreUnited States
Robbie T was awesome. As an extra in TLOTR for FOUR years, we could not have more fortunate. He knows the local history along with a wealth of knowledge regarding LOTR...will be worth every dime. Highly recommend. Jon Moore family of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon. It was a great day (despite the wind!) and I enjoyed being able to show you around my home and sharing some LotR stories with you all.
Marilyn MentzUnited States
Very enjoyable tour with an energetic guide to Lord of the Rings settings plus sights in Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marilyn. I really enjoyed the day as well and Im glad you enjoyed yourselves as well.
Marian McgraneUnited States
Robbie was great! Included extra items of interest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marian. It was great to meet you all and show you around Wellington and Middle Earth.
It was a great city tour. Plenty of places, different sites with a very cool and sympathic guide. A great tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger. It was a pleasure to show you around. I hope you recovered quickly from your very early morning ferry trip ;-)