Welcome to Rover Tours Group

We are the Management Company behind Wellington’s Best Scenic tour operating brands.

From small beginnings we have grown into the largest and most comprehensive tour providers in the Wellington Region.

The company is owned & operated by Scott Courtney who heads a team of local Wellingtonians, passionate about showing off Wellington and New Zealand’s best places. Our people make us different. We search for and intensively train up the best individuals we can find into great guides so we can offer the best interactive tours in Wellington. That is the Rover Difference.

Interested in joining Rover Tours Group?

We have a proven track record of managing tour companies; both from a start-up situation through to taking on management of long standing existing companies. We can offer all levels of management & development services; from consultancy for new ideas to full management of your day to day operations & bookings. Please feel free to contact us at any time for more details.

Interested in booking a tour?

Please scroll down from here for a brief description of each brand and what they offer. There are also links to each website with more in-depth tour descriptions and online booking forms.

Rover Rings Tour

Wellington’s Original and most comprehensive LOTR location tours. With over 16 years experience in film location tours in the Wellington Region. We visit the best film locations around Wellington and the Hutt Valley.

With close links to the Wellington film industry we have created innovative and informative Movie Tour experiences based on Tolkein & Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth.

We offer Full day & Half day tours to cover all levels of interest. The tours have been developed to cater both for people who have a mild interest through to the millions of fans of both the books & movies. We even cater for the few people left in Middle Earth who did not catch the films!

Hear behind the scenes stories from your expert LOTR guide as we take you off the beaten path to see how Peter Jackson and the team at Weta NZ turned New Zealand into Middle Earth. We also include the famous Weta Cave Museum and the ‘Weta Workshop’ Tour.

Hop on Hop Off

A great guided tour and Wellington’s 11 best hop-off stops

Hop on board one of our minibuses and traverse Wellington’s winding streets on our intimate and informative 1½ hour guided Tour.

Take in stunning views, cool architecture, eclectic suburbs and beautiful coastal scenery while our local guides tell you all about Wellington’s unique culture, history and city life.

Enjoy our Mt Victoria photo stop where you can get off and shoot pics, and then get back on the same minibus 5 minutes later.

We have handpicked the best hop off and hop on stops in Wellington.

Tours depart and finish from the city i-SITE Visitor Centre bus stop at 101 Wakefield St, starting at 9.30am, with the last Tour leaving at 2.30pm.

Wellington Nature Tours

Be captivated by New Zealand’s stunning Natural beauty, easily accessible from downtown Wellington City.

Wellington’s compact setting means we are surrounded by some of New Zealand’s best scenery & landscapes. We have handpicked the best of these to give visitors a wonderful, memorable experience whether a brief visit or a longer stay.

Our range of tours covers both the flora and fauna of the area; some of which found nowhere else in New Zealand or the World. Our highly trained and passionate guides will transport you out into the Wild, all the while keeping you safe & comfortable.

From Seal Colonies and rugged coastlines, to bird watching and 800 year old trees, we will show you the Wellington you won’t see from your hotel.

Flat Earth

Flat Earth NZ Experiences is Wellington’s premium luxury day tour specialist.  Tours showcase Wellington’s unique art, culture and natural beauty.

Tour groups are small and friendly with flexible itineraries and professional hosts. Half Day, Full Day or Private and multi-day tours are available.

Whether you’re in town for work or play, for a convention or a family visit, let us at Flat Earth share the city with you. We’ll give you a unique, unforgettable day in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

We take care of everything. We’ll pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or the airport, arrange the itinerary, and transport you in air-conditioned luxury.

Our tour groups are small and friendly, individual travellers and groups are equally welcome. If demand is high, we provide as many vehicles as needed – you won’t be lost inside a big tour bus.

You’ll find no hidden costs. The tour price covers all entry fees, morning and afternoon refreshments and a delicious restaurant or picnic lunch. You’ll only need to reach for your wallet when you want to buy gifts or souvenirs. Just ask if you’d like your host to look after your shopping for you. You won’t need to drag it around!

We keep our tour itineraries flexible, so we can give you the best possible time depending on what’s on that day.