Brent Narbey and Nigel Williamson are the owners and hands-on operators of First Light Travel. They are seasoned travel professionals with genuine industry pedigree. They offer you the benefit of their local knowledge and years of experience. Meet the team »
New Zealand roads are typically uncrowded and as the country is small and easy to get around most people choose to travel by car or a combination of car, train and coach. If time is short air travel is another option. Read more about New Zealand self-drive holidays»
If kayaking, hiking, canyoning, and caving sounds good, and you are keen on the LOTRs & Hobbit Trilogies then New Zealand's Northbound Trilogy Adventure could be just the ticket.You need to be in good shape but don't require any special training or equipment - that's what we supply. Just bring your camera, a smile and a sense of adventure and you will have a blast!
It is little wonder that Peter Jackson selected New Zealand to bring Tolkien's Middle-earth to the big screen. Gentle streams dissect emerald green valleys as giant mountains stand sentinel and ancient glaciers tumble to the sea. Embark on an unexpected journey and get ready for an awesome self drive LOTR (Hobbit) filming locations tour.
Auckland - Central Otago - Christchurch - Fiordland National Park - Lake Taupo - Lake Tekapo - Milford Sound - Mt Aspiring National Park - Mt Cook - Nelson - Queenstown - Rotorua - Tongariro - Waitomo - Wellington
Embark on an unexpected journey, a magical tour of Middle Earth New Zealand... but even better you do not have to self drive! This tour includes the scenes and battlegrounds filmed for the retelling of J.R.R. Tolkiens masterpieces. Travel in comfort by way of coach, ferry, train and plane. We have scheduled this tour perfectly - the best mix of the highlights of New Zealand for a postcard perfect adventure.
Welcome to Middle-earth New Zealand - Beware the Orc and Troll!
It took two years to film the LoTr trilogy, but many millions of years to build the sets.....This 7 Day LOTR New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary gets you up close and personal with the grand landscapes that inspired Director Peter Jackson to make the majority of Trilogy in New Zealand's South. We have added activities that get you away from the mainstream like a Jet Boating adventure up the spectacular Dart River, an island cruise of Lake Wanaka and a couple of back country safaris that will get you into the back of beyond to where most people never get to see.
Queenstown / Christchurch
Central Otago - Christchurch - Lake Tekapo - Mt Aspiring National Park - Mt Cook - Queenstown - Wanaka