From Wellington, catch the ferry to Picton before making your way to nearby Nelson. Known as the sunniest region in New Zealand, there's plenty to do here, as well as some fascinating filming locations to explore.
With its stunning beaches, lush national parks and quirky towns, Nelson is a place you can easily spend a couple of days exploring. Hire a kayak and paddle from one white sand beach to another. Nearby filming locations include Chetwood Forest, Dimrill Dale, south of Rivendell.