• Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Let a knowledgeable guide lead you off the beaten track during this day trip from Wellington to Cape Palliser Bay. Set out from the New Zealand capital to visit Lake Ferry and the fishing village of Ngawi, with stunning views of the rugged coastline. See the North Island’s largest colony of fur seals near Cape Palliser Lighthouse, and stop at a winery in Martinborough for wine tasting. You’ll even discover Middle-earth at a filming site from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport.

Highlights

  • Visit the largest seal colony in the North Island
  • Visit a Lord of the Rings site at Kaitoke
  • View the beautiful Cape Palliser Bay Lighthouse
  • Enjoy lunch at the historic Lake Ferry Hotel
  • Delight in wine tastings in Martinborough

What You Can Expect

Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from Wellington

Rivendalle Bridge

On a scenic day trip to Cape Palliser Bay, discover a Lord of the Rings filming site located right at Wellington’s doorstep. After hotel pickup, listen to fascinating facts about Wellington’s history and enjoy the scenic drive into the Lower and Upper Hutt valleys. Continue on to find Middle-earth’s Great River Anduin and visit Kaitoke Park, aka Rivendell. See where Frodo recuperated from his sword attack by the Ringwraiths and, if you’re feeling adventurous, cross a swing bridge suspended over the rushing river below.
Continue on to find Middle-earth’s Great River Anduin and visit Kaitoke Park, aka Rivendell. See where Frodo recuperated from his sword attack by the Ringwraiths and, if you’re feeling adventurous, cross a swing bridge suspended over the rushing river below.
Your guide remarks on the area’s natural landmarks as you journey through the Rimutaka and Tararua ranges and the country towns of Featherston and Martinborough. You’ll have time for lunch in Lake Ferry, provided at a waterfront inn.
Then continue your tour through the lovely coastal scenery of Cape Palliser Bay, where you’ll get up close to the largest fur seal colony in the North Island. If you wish, huff up the 250 steps to Cape Palliser Lighthouse for more spectacular views.
Then relax on the return drive to Wellington, stopping for wine tasting at a Martinborough winery, including the region’s prized pinot noir, before hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Beth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Highly recommend.

Kathryn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Had a wonderful day. Incredible tour. Brilliant scenery. Got taken to sea lion colony. So good. Lovely coffee and lunch. Winery was good. Driver brilliant. Very happy

Jon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Long drive but well worth it! Lunch at the Inn was amazing!

david b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Beautiful Scenery! Our tour guide David was very knowledgeable.

frankokowalczuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Couldn't have wished for a better day. Lovely range of activities and locations with a very genial driver. The weather was great too which helped. The coastlines and views were stunning and I really loved meeting the seals. The perfect day out.

Robert United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Really scenic and see a really rugged coastline. Quite a long drive out from Wellington but the scenery on the drive is also amazing.

Irene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was wonderful. The lunch was great and the scenery breathtaking. Our driver was great and very knowledgable. The only troublesome thing was trying to figure out where to meet. First it was one spot then another. Good thing I was able to get my e-mail and see that the place had been changed to the train station.

Manhui H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It is an excellent tour. I am excited to see the seal

bkawabe USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was an excellent tour, a lot of traveling to get to various areas of the tour but our driver/guide Paul was the best. It was as if we had a friend in Wellington taking us around for the day. We just had some confusion on the pick location but once that was out of the way our tour was perfect.

Ross W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Perfect day. Our guide Brian was excellent, very knowledgable and definitely went the extra mile. We could not fault anything. The forest trip and seeing the seals at Cape Palliser was a real hi light. Brian's driving was very safe and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed his company. Ross and Julia Walker and Ross and Maxine Houltham.

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