Cape Palliser: Coastal Explorer Walking Tour From Wellington
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- Walk to the Putangirua Pinnacles where Paths of the Dead was filmed for the Lord of the Rings
- Visit Ngawi fishing village, boasting the highest ratio of bulldozers per person in the world
- Marvel at the Cape Palliser Fur Seal Colony and tackle the 250 steps to Cape Palliser Lighthouse
- Learn about early settler history of Maori and Pakeha
DescriptionPalliser Bay is the most extraordinary coastline in New Zealand. On a perfect-weather day, it sparkles and on a wild-weather day, it is exhilarating. After pickup from Wellington, leave the city behind as you cross the Remutaka Mountain Range. Make a quick stop in Martinborough before heading to the coast. Your first stop on the coast is the Putangirua Pinnacles for a 90-minute walk up to the lookout and along a dynamic riverbed back to the coast. The pinnacles are a remarkable natural feature that was used as a filming location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Learn about Kupe, a great chief of Hawaiki (Tahiti) and early pacific voyager who was first to arrive at these shores. Modern Maori and European settlements provide excellent material for those interested in history. Continue to the famous fishing Village Ngawi to walk among the many bulldozers and then visit a large colony of New Zealand fur seals, and see where the pups learned how to survive in the dangerous marine environment. Scale 250 steps to the lighthouse at Cape Palliser, and relish in tremendous sweeping views of the bay and beyond. This is the most southern point of the North Island. On a clear day, views of the South Island are breathtaking. On the return to Wellington, stop at Lake Onoke and again in Martinborough with an option to visit one of the boutique pinot-producing wineries before saying goodbye to beautiful Wairarapa.
Includes• Transport • Guide • Lunch • Water • Light refreshments (tea, coffee, and snacks)
- This is an active tour and involves walking on unsealed, at times slippery surfaces.
- Moderate fitness is required. Steps, uphill walking and uneven surfaces will be encountered.
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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