Wine Art and Wilderness
Hobbits Holidays Location Tours
Wine Art & Wilderness is Nelson’s premier private tour provider operated by owner/manager, Noel Kennedy.
A Wine, Art and Wilderness experience is a true expression of all those things held dear and highly valued by locals – Wine, Food, Art and diverse scenery and is full of surprises and visitors are spoilt for choice.
Using luxury Mercedes vehicles a seamless transition from accommodation to activities each day will be fun, informative and inspiring with the flexibility a private tour allows.
Chetwood Forest Hobbit Location Tour
After visiting Jens Hansen Jewellers the creator of the ‘One Ring’ and viewing other replica jewellery we travel westwards to Marble Mountain.
Travelling to the destination the dramatic landscapes and huge views of Tasman Bay, Marlborough Sounds, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks are constantly changing. On arrival you quickly gain an understanding of the plumbing of the mountain and its unique and ancient geology with fascinating rock shapes that inspired the film makers of The Hobbit.
Exploration of Marble Mountain would not be complete without an actual guided visit into Middle Earth via the Ngarua Caves exiting into clusters of strange rock formations that beg to be explored and force the imagination to see figures and shapes and scenes from another world.
More rock formations are driven through on to the way to Chetwood forest where the Hobbits lead by Aragorn flee from Bree and the Black Riders into Chetwood Forest. Other scenes show the Hobbits exiting Chetwood Forest.
A hobbit feast is enjoyed here washed down with Middle Earth refreshments.
A nearby beech forest walk will enliven the afternoon and have your imagination working overtime until you reach Harwoods Hole – the deepest known vertical shaft in New Zealand.
Tour is available with additional helicopter options
Private tour option
We pick-up from your accommodation.
CHILD POLICY Family Friendly. 5-15 years child rate.
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons Full Refund
SEASONAL 30 September until 31 May
CHRISTMAS Closed Christmas Day