Wellington - Christchurch
total time: 7 days
Please note: this itinerary has been affected by the recent Kaikoura earthquake. For information on an alternative route, please click here.
The trip starts in Wellington, home of The Hobbit Trilogy Director Sir Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop. Visitors then cross the Cook Strait and experience filming locations of The Hobbit Trilogy in the sunny region of Nelson. Your clients will then continue to the stunning food and wine region of Marlborough and stop in the marine wildlife mecca of Kaikoura en route to Christchurch.
To ensure your clients are well rested after their flight, we recommend they stay a night or two in their arrival city before collecting a rental vehicle. Driving in a new country can be challenging and will be even worse if the driver is tired. The driver should always be well rested, take regular breaks during the journey and plan to drive for only 1-2 hours at a time.
New Zealand has unique road rules and driving conditions that your clients may not be used to. For a safe and enjoyable journey make sure your clients know where to find information on New Zealand’s road rules before they depart for their holiday.
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