Enjoy the highlights of the South & North Island during this 17 Day journey. Enjoy a 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise, view the famous 'Cape Reinga', experience a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, a Middle Earth Lord of the Rings Locations Tour, cruise on the Milford Sound and board the TSS Earnslaw. These are only a few of the many unforgettable experiences waiting for you on this trip!
Amazing! 19 days of pure excitement & exhilaration! Everyday was a new adventure with great accommodations & activities. Custom made itinerary organized perfectly based on our specific interests. "Hobbit" fever was free & we totally got wrapped up in it! First Light Travel is the perfect first impression of this fantastic country. We did not want to leave!
Every inquiry was replied to promptly and accurately despite the massive geographically distance between us. We became very confident in our decision to use a NZ based agency opposed to a local representative. The intimate knowledge of their own "backyard" gave us a travel experience beyond compare; certainly not one a local travel agent could arrange or we could put together ourselves.
If kayaking, hiking, canyoning, and caving sounds good, and you are keen on the LoTR’s & Hobbit Trilogies then the 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 to enjoy kayaking in Milford Sound, canyoning in Wanaka, hiking Fox Glacier, Abel Tasman and the Tongariro Crossing and try caving in Waitomo.
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 the Trilogy in New Zealand's South.
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.