This Lord of the Rings tour in Wellington is more than just visiting the filming sites! On this informative tour, your guide will share fascinating little-known gems relating to the filming at each site that will make you want to watch the films all over again! Book online.
Martinborough Wine Tour
Anyone drinking must be aged 18+
Tours run in all weather
Fold-Up Wheelchair Accessible!
- Adults Ages 12+
Experience Martinborough Wine Tours in New Zealand with XPLOR Tours
Martinborough is a popular destination approximately one hour’s drive from Wellington City. It is characterised by quaint little towns dotted between rolling fields of sheep, olives and grapes – all set against a panoramic mountain backdrop- and is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region.
Unlock the hidden gem of New Zealand’s wine country in Martinborough!
➜ This easy-paced tour offers a leisurely wine-tasting experience while traveling through our rural countryside.
➜ You will be picked up from your meeting point and whisked out of the city on a fast moving motorway. We will then wind through the picturesque Hutt Valley, and along the way I will point out some of the filming sites of Lord of the Rings, including Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, River Anduin and Rivendell.
➜ A twenty minute drive over the Remutaka Mountain Range will bring us into the tranquillity of the Wairarapa region. Ten more minutes of travelling and we arrive in the award -winning wine region of Martinborough. While small in terms of total wine production, Wairarapa’s boutique wineries have big international reputations for the quality of their Pinot Noir wines, which is a notoriously difficult wine to make well.
➜ We will visit three of our favourite wineries and listen to the wine makers explaining with passion the history of their wines and inviting you to taste a variety of them.
➜ Your wine tasting will be matched with a delightful gourmet lunch platter (not included in price) that will leave your taste buds tingling.
➜ The Martinborough experience is topped off by visiting C’est Cheese in Featherston where you can indulge in an impressive selection of award winning cheeses.
✅ Wine tasting at 3 award winning vineyards
✅ Local gourmet cuisine to compliment your taste in wine
✅ Meeting some of the winemakers
✅ On the way to the wine region seeing some of the filming sites of Lord of the Rings Scenic views
✅ C’est Cheese in Featherston
Tour timings & pick-ups
Non-Cruise Ship Passenger bookings: Pick up times are as per the tour starting time. However they may be altered if there are multiple guest pick-up locations. We will contact you in advance of your tour if an amended pick-up time is required. All tours include a pick-up either from a central city hotel or from the Wellington iSite.
Cruise Ship Passenger bookings: Your pick-up will be from the Port and is 45 minutes after the ship has docked (even if your ship has been delayed or arrives early) with 8.45am being the earliest pick-up time.