So you’ve landed at Wellington Airport, picked up your campervan rental and you’re ready to hit the road and discover what New Zealand’s capital has to offer! Check out some of these unmissable attractions on your Wellington campervan trip.
Lord of the Rings Attractions
Allow the impressive Putangirua Pinnacles to transport you to middle earth!
Transport yourself to middle earth and explore the locations in and around Wellington that were used across every film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. One not to be missed is the spectacular Putangirua Pinnacles, used for the ‘Paths of the Dead’ scene in the ‘Return of the King’. These magnificent weathered rocks formed from an island from around 7 million years ago are reachable in just under 2 hours from Wellington, and are a must-see on your road trip.
Wellington Cable Car
Wellington's Cable Car runs from Lambton Quay up to Kelburn
You can’t visit Wellington without taking a trip on the famous Wellington Cable Car . Take in the dramatic views of the city and its surrounding harbor on this historic trip that has been running for over a 100 years. This short excursion takes you from the heart of the city uphill to the lookout perch high above the city in five-minutes. It’s an attraction not to be missed when passing through Wellington.
The scenic rolling hills in Martinborough
Don’t miss out on a trip to wine lover’s paradise, Martinborough. With around 20 vineyards in this charming colonial village, it’s the perfect place to spend a few days exploring by bike and soaking in the culture. It’s a key stop on the classic New Zealand wine trail due to it being home to some the country’s best Pinot Noir. You can reach this quaint little village in under an hour’s drive from Wellington in your campervan hire.