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Full Day Wine, Seals and Cape Palliser Lighthouse Tour from Wellington

Free cancellation
Mobile ticket
7 hrs
Guided tour
Transfers included
Hotel pickup

View the Lord of the Rings filming locations in New Zealand on a full-day guided tour from Wellington. Discover the wonders of New Zealand's wine country, take in the natural beauty of the coastline while spotting seals, and visit the famed Palliser Lighthouse.


  • Set out on a full-day guided tour of New Zealand's wineries, aquatic views, and wilderness, as well as legendary Lord of the Rings movie locations.

  • Drive through the Hutt Valley to witness the Lord of the Rings' iconic filming locations of Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, River Anduin, and Rivendell.

  • Stop at the Kaitoke Regional Park and explore the swing bridge and loop track.

  • Visit the award-winning Marlborough wine region and sample the region’s revered wine at 2 boutique wineries.

  • View the largest seal colony on the North Island and experience stunning views from the top of Cape Palliser Lighthouse.

  • If you want to make the most of your wine tasting experience get the gourmet lunch platter for an additional fee.


  • Expert guide

  • Wine tasting at 2 boutique wineries

  • 7-hour guided tour

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Wellington city centre hotels


  • Gourmet lunch (available at an extra cost)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

The Iconic Lord Of The Rings Filming Sights

Led by a knowledgeable guide, you'll view some of the most iconic locations from the Lord Of The Rings franchise. As you're driven to the Marlborough region, you'll first witness Helms Deep, where the epic battle sequence was filmed. As you proceed, you will see the River Anduin, where Frodo and his companions sail to Rivendell, as well as Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor. Don't forget to take in the breathtaking beauty of Rivendell, which served as the setting for this magical world.

Relishing Wines In Marlborough: The Wine Capital

The Lord of the Rings locations are just one part of the journey. You'll first visit Kaitoke Regional Park to check out the swing bridge and loop track. After that it's off to Marlborough, New Zealand's unique wine region, for a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the country's best wines are made. Here you'll stop at two boutique wineries and taste a variety of the region's revered wines. The wine tasting experience can also be combined with a gourmet lunch buffet for an extra fee.

The Natural Beauties Of Marlborough

On the route, you'll pass by the fishing village of Ngawi, where you'll see fishermen using tractors to haul boats into the water. Then it's time to meet some of New Zealand's cutest residents: the seals at Cape Palliser! Watch them romp and play in their natural surroundings before traveling to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse for breathtaking views of the coastline. At the end of the tour, you'll have the chance to grab a coffee or ice cream at Ngawi’s caravan shop on your way back to Wellington city.

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Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.

  • To book this experience, you must book tickets for a minimum of 2 guests.


  • Daily: 9:30am

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  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Pickups

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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