Get off the beaten tourist track on this tour of amazing scenic diversity. From world famous Lord of the Rings film locations, to wondrous mountain ranges, elegant villages, boutique wineries, rural farmlands, and rugged and untamed Palliser Bay – this tour has it all!
Visiting only the most breathtakingly scenic Lord of the Rings film sites, we venture along:
The Great River Anduin that flowed through Middle Earth between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood,
Hobbiton Woods, where the Hobbits hid from the Nazgul while fleeing the Shire. This film site located on Mount Victoria also offers spectacular 360-degree views of Wellington City, harbour, and hills.
Helms Deep where the Orcs battled King Theodore of Rohan to overtake his stronghold,
Rivendell where the room and the bed for Frodo’s recovery from the Sword attack by the Ring Wraiths was staged.
The charming towns of Featherston and Martinborough,
A top vineyard for wine tasting at Martinborough,
And the sleepy fishing village of Ngawi around the wild south coast.
Cape Palliser Bay has fantastic natural coastal scenery, and the largest fur seal colony in the North Island. Seals are openly living in the grass on the roadside! A truly unique experience.
A light lunch is included at a quaint town café.
Tour Departs – DAILY 8:30am from central city accommodation on request and the Wellington i-SITE Centre
Duration – Full day