Wellington - Nelson
total time: 6 days
Starting in Wellington with a Lord of the Rings Tour, visitors travel across the Cook Strait, reaching the South Island and continuing on to sunny Nelson.
Filming for The Hobbit Trilogy Sir Peter Jackon's films began in Wellington, and that's where this tour begins too, with an immersive look at the world created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. This is a unique chance to see the landscapes, digital effects and amazing costumes that brought the films to life. From here, visitors will hop on the ferry and cross to the South Island via the stunning Cook Strait, before spending their final days of the tour in sunny Nelson where they can hit the beach or taste the region's fine wine, craft beer and delicious food.
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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