First track northwest into Golden Bay for a landing on Mt Olympus to explore the site of “South of Rivendell”. Board the helicopter and fly south towards Mt Owen, above the vast and untouched terrain that is the very heart of the Kahurangi National Park. Land once more to view the rocky landscape that became the “Exit from the Mines of Moria”. From here it’s a short flight back to Nelson with views of Tasman Bay.
Salisbury Falls – Optional Add On
Salisbury Falls in the Aorere River of Golden Bay – at the very start of Kahurangi National Park’s Heaphy Track – was the film site where Tauriel & Legolas met before heading into Lake-town. As seen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.