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Slowing Down the Ride – Auckland to Wellington on the Northern Explorer Train

Britomart Transport Centre, Auckland As somebody who makes a living (and loves) driving people around New Zealand, it's hard for me to admit it, but Kiwirail Scenic's Northern Explorer train ride between Auckland [...]

Must-See Events in New Zealand

It's pretty well known that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan. That is not the only thing I'm passionate about though. I'm very lucky to live in a country that indulges my hobbies [...]

9 Must-See Automotive & Transport Museums in New Zealand

I love cars. I love to drive. I love the smell and the sound of cars racing on a circuit and the roar of a Spitfire buzzing an airfield. I know I'm not alone. Whether [...]

Private 7 Day New Zealand Middle-earth Film Location Tour (North Island)

 miketheguide.com offers private high-end tours for solo travellers, couples and small groups - the following tour is an example of what I can offer. If you like what you see, contact me directly and together [...]

North Island Solo Tour Review – January 2014

The real beauty of making multiple trips to the same country is that you don't have to rush to see everything. This was my client's (let's call him "Lemmy"), fourth trip to New Zealand. His [...]

Flying in Fiordland – Landing in Middle-earth

Back in 2009 I shot some footage while hosting a couple on their flight in Fiordland. They wanted someone with some Lord of the Rings knowledge to join them and point out some of the [...]

By |September 25th, 2013|Categories: Activities, Explore Middle-earth, Lord of the Rings, New Zealand, Private Tours, Queenstown|0 Comments

The Dimholt Road – Putangirua Pinnacles

Yesterday I joined some of the best LOTR tour guides in Wellington, and we took a road trip to Aorangi Forest Park in the Wairarapa region of the North Island. Perhaps the best known site [...]

By |September 4th, 2013|Categories: Explore Middle-earth, Lord of the Rings, Wellington|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Safari of the Scenes – Glenorchy, Nomad Safaris

Nomad Safaris offers 2 half day Lord of the Rings filming location tours, this one and the Safari of the Scenes - Wakatipu Basin tour. Safari of the Scenes - Glenorchy Tour (departs 8.30am & 1.30pm, [...]

By |June 30th, 2013|Categories: Activities, Explore Middle-earth, Lord of the Rings, Queenstown|0 Comments