28 September 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Wellington

Wellington

Sights and sounds of Wellington

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Middle Earth Filming Locations
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Middle Earth Filming Locations

Get down to Earth

This half-day tour reveals the key film locations within an hour of central Wellington and is a must for any Lord of the Rings fans. Highlights include the outskirts of the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin, and the sites of Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith. Stroll where the hobbits raced to the ferry and hid from the Nazgul, through the elf kingdom of Rivendell and beside the Fords of Isen.

Called the coolest little capital in the world, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, classy cafe and restaurant culture and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find any city that's easier to get around. Wellington has more more cafes, bars and restaurants than New York and this creative, cosmopolitan city combines sophistication with the warmth and personality of a village.

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Martinborough Wine Tour
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Martinborough Wine Tour

Take the wine train

Experience the magic of Martinborough on this all inclusive, guided and informative wine tour of the award-winning region. This is the only wine tour in New Zealand incorporating a one hour train journey that leaves Wellington and travels along the beautiful western shore. At the head of the Hutt Valley the train enters New Zealand's longest tunnel as it travels through the Rimutuka Ranges into the beautiful Wairarapa countryside.

At Featherston you board a coach with other wine enthusiasts who have chosen to begin their tour from the Wairarapa. Visit four of the area's wineries, allowing plenty of time to taste and be informed about the characteristics of the various wines. Enjoy an included lunch at one of the many local cafes then there is time to browse the village's craft shops, galleries and the Martinborough Wine Centre before returning to the city.

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Interislander Ferry - Car
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Interislander Ferry - Car

From North to South

However long your are staying in New Zealand you must make at least one crossing from the North to the South Island on one of the famous Interislander Ferries. You can take your car with you on the ferry from Wellington across the Cook Straits to Picton or go as a foot passenger and enjoy the journey which takes you past rugged and beautiful scenery.
Called the coolest little capital in the world, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, classy cafe and restaurant culture and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find any city that's easier to get around. Wellington combines sophistication with the warmth and personality of a village but it's worth leaving all this behind for a day to make this popular journey.




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Northern Explorer Train
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Northern Explorer Train

Train with the best view

This one way train journey from Wellington to Auckland on the Northern Explorer takes you through the heart of the North Island, travelling between New Zealand's arts and culture capital and Auckland, the country's largest city and home of the Sky Tower. Along the way you pass the central North Island ski towns of Ohakune and National Park, and see fantastic views through the panoramic windows or open air viewing decks.

The train passes though farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges. All carriages feature the large panoramic windows giving sweeping views of the magnificent North Island. The Observation carriage includes a mix of seating including lounge style which is arranged at the very rear of this glass backed carriage enabling you to enjoy a totally unique experience.

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Wellington- Christhcurch Ferry & Train
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Wellington- Christhcurch Ferry & Train

Boats and trains

There's no doubt, this is one of the best ways of travelling from New Zealand's capital city Wellington at the bottom of the North Island to charming Christchurch on the South Island. Your journey begins when you catch one of the Interislander ferries from Wellington and cross the Cook Straits to Picton. Then you catch the Tranz Coastal train and enjoy the scenic trip to Christchurch.
Called the coolest little capital in the world, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, classy cafe and restaurant culture and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find any city that's easier to get around. Wellington combines sophistication with the warmth and personality of a village but it's worth leaving all this behind to to make this popular sea and rail journey.

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Kapiti Island Day Tour
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Kapiti Island Day Tour

This is a full day trip from Wellington to one of New Zealand's most revered nature reserves. Kapiti Island is home to an internationally famed nature reserve protecting some of the world's rarest and most endangered birds. Be transported around Wellington's beautiful harbour and on to the Kapiti Coast. Once there, take a 10 minute ferry trip to Kapiti Island, passing through a Department of Conservation marine reserve. On the island, guests are guided along the bush trails and coastal tracks amongst rare native birds and bush

Lunch is at the remote Kapiti Nature Lodge, before having time to explore the lowlands of the Waiorua Valley. The return ferry trip leaves from nearby the lodge, and takes guests back to the mainland. Tour concludes at approximately 5:30pm

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Wellington
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Wellington

Go island hopping

Bluebridge sails every day between New Zealand’s North and South Islands and offers warm, friendly ‘Kiwi’ hospitality amid stunning scenery. Currently operating two ships, the Santa Regina and the Straitsman, the Bluebridge service offers a relaxed journey with a maximum of up to 400 people and around 150 cars per sailing. It's all about making your journey a truly memorable one and passengers can walk on or take a vehicle.

Called the coolest little capital in the world, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, classy cafe and restaurant culture and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find any city that's easier to get around. Wellington combines sophistication with the warmth and personality of a village but it's worth leaving all this behind for a day to make this popular journey.

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Palliser Bay Seals + Lord of the Rings
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Palliser Bay Seals + Lord of the Rings

Seal of approval

Get off the beaten track and travel along Hutt River, aka The Lord of the Rings Great River Anduin, which in movie lore flows through Middle Earth between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood. Stop at Hobbiton Woods located on Mount Victoria, which has spectacular 360-degree views of Wellington's harbour and hills. Also visit Helms Deep, where the Orcs battled King Theodore of Rohan to overtake his stronghold.

Next discover the Elvin home of Rivendell, where Frodo recovered from the powerful Ring Wraiths' attack. In addition to the film sites, you'll travel over the magnificent Rimutaka Hill and Tararua Ranges, through charming villages, and stop for wine tasting and lunch in the famous Martinborough region. Before returning to Wellington, cruise along rugged and unspoilt Palliser Bay for unique and personal encounters with a huge fur seal colony.

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Flights to
Wellington

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Wellington are from
£659 (inc tax)

Hotels in
Wellington

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