Thank you from Mike & Jess Wiley

Mike and I had such an amazing trip to New Zealand that we didn’t want to come home!

Mike & Jessica Wiley

Everything from the airport pickup to Queenstown was beyond words. The stay on Waiheke Island was absolutely breathtaking and it was the PERFECT way to start our trip. Our accommodations were very nice and our hostess was very sweet! We loved the Lord of the Rings movie set and the various scenery that we saw across these beautiful islands. Nelson and the Able Tasman National Park was exquisite. We were really impressed at the conditions of the national park trails and how organized everything was. Christmas in Nelson and dinner at the Boat Shed Restaurant was fabulous. That was one of the best dinners we have ever had! The seafood was beyond perfection and I am very picky about seafood!!!! The drives to the Franz Josef Glacier and then to Queenstown were beautiful. Our pictures hardly capture the magnificence of the places we saw. The glacier hike was so much fun!!! We felt very safe with our guide and it was such a unique experience. Thank you for getting us a GPS with our car rentals! It was VERY helpful!

Our most favorite adventure was in Queenstown when we went to Glenorchy for the jet boat safari on the Dart River. We wanted to do it more than once. Even the bus ride to Glenorchy was breathtaking.

The food was great and the atmosphere everywhere we went was so hospitable and inviting! Everyone was very nice and gave us well wishes on our recent marriage. We would definitely go back and see some of the things that we didn’t get this time.

I have attached a couple of pictures from our trip. Thanks again for organizing this trip for us. It will truly be something we will never forget. We hope you all had a great start to the year and have continued blessings throughout the year.

Sincerely,

Jess Wiley

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey LOTR Tour

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey makes its world premier in November 2012. There has never been a better time to join our specialist guides for the ultimate LOTR tour.

Photo Credit to Rob & Jules

Join our specialist guide to visit all of the Lord Of The Rings filming locations for Rivendell where Frodo recovered from his knife attack; the Auduin River where Aragorn was washed ashore after the attack of the Wargs; the Gardens of Isengard, the sight of the Orcs Felling the Trees and where Gandalf rode to see Saruman; go to the Mount Victoria lookout and Hobbiton Woods where you can race the Ferry and get off the Road; Buckland Forest where the Hobbits hid from Nazgul/Black Riders and where they found the mushrooms on the Road; Dunharrow Rohirrim encampment; visit the quarry for the filming of Helms Deep and the fortified ravine in Rohan and Minas Tirith.

Visit the sites for Lothlorien (the White Bridge is there and a great photo opportunity) and Beside the Gladden Fields where Smeagol fought with Deagol. Both locations are situated at the elegant and beautiful Fernside Lodge in the Wairarapa. Your tour has exclusive access to the site where you will be served a gourmet picnic lunch at the White Bridge of Lothlorien – one of the few remaining structures used in the filming. Your tour also visits the location of Bree, and the district of Miramar. Miramar is production central and the home of Peter Jackson and many of the cast and crew. If time permits you will experience Stansborough, an interactive New Zealand time warp journey from the flock, the factory and the fabric to the fashion, the films (Lord of the Rings) and the future!

Contact us to include a magical day to Middle Earth during your once in a lifetime adventure Down Under.

New Zealand is Middle Earth

Welcome to Middle Earth

 

Photo Credit to Tourism New Zealand

A place where ancient stories are told and spells are woven. Where the craggy peaks, mountain mists and breathtaking vistas inspire adventures only dreamed. “New Zealand IS Middle Earth. It has every geological formation and geographical landscape you can imagine…and some you can’t.” Elijah Wood, ‘Frodo Baggins’

When JRR Tolkein created Middle Earth little did he know the magical landscapes of his imagination actually existed, 12,000 miles away from his homeland.  Join our specialist guide to explore Middle Earth and travel ‘the Road to Mordor, visit The Ford at Bruinen, The Misty Mountains, Isengrad and Lothlorien. Your special adventure will be tailored to include some of the locations used for significant scenes in Fellowship of the Ring. These are real places – there are no film sets – they are areas of outstanding natural beauty that need no enhancement.

Contact us to explore this enchanted land and include a Lord of the Rings adventure in your next adventure Down Under.

14 Day Classic New Zealand Discovery Tour

Day 1 Arrive Christchurch. Private City Tour of Christchurch
Day 2 Private Tour to Akaroa
Day 3 TranzAlpine Express to Arthurs Pass
Day 4 At Arthurs Pass
Day 5 Private tour to Hokitika & Punakaiki
Day 6 Private Touring to Franz Josef. Light aircraft flight over the glaciers
Day 7 Private touring to Queenstown
Day 8 Dart River Lord of the Rings Tour
Day 9 At leisure in Queenstown
Day 10 Overnight Doubtful Sound Cruise
Day 11 Glowworm Caves Tour. Return to Queenstown
Day 12 Fly to Auckland. Private city tour of Auckland
Day 13 Private tour with Maori guide
Day 14 Depart New Zealand

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10 Day Luxury New Zealand Discovery Tour

Featuring

  • Canterbury Country Estate
  • Kaikoura
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown
  • Dart River Cruise
  • Milford Sound
  • Auckland

IN BRIEF
Day 1 Arrive in Christchurch / Transfer to luxury country lodge
Day 2 4X4 Discovery Tour
Day 3 Whale Watching Tour / Transfer to Christchurch
Day 4 City Tour of Christchurch.
Day 5 Fly to Queenstown
Day 6 Lord of the Rings Tour – Dart River and Milford Sound
Day 7 At leisure in Queenstown
Day 8 Fly to Auckland / Private City Tour
Day 9 Private Touring with a Maori Guide
Day 10 Depart New Zealand

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