Visit the Lord of the Rings RingmakerNelson is home to the Lord of the Rings famous ringmaker, Jens Hansen.
Visiting Nelson is always an absolute pleasure for its sense of relaxation and rejuvenation all rolled into one blissful, small seaside city. The sun and sand alone are attractions enough, but add to that the beautiful gardens, long stretches of golden sand beach, renowned wineries, The World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum and “The Ring” and you have the perfect stopover destination. If you love the creative side of life you’ll find the city is full of fantastic original arts, with workshops to visit showcasing paintings, sculptures, glass, fashion and jewellery.
Leafy Trafalgar Street with its plethora of outdoor cafes culminates at the distinctive Nelson Cathedral, where time relaxing on the steps in the sunshine is never wasted. Explore the phenomenal selection of dining options, from gourmet restaurants to popular local pubs. With the beautiful Nelson scenery as a backdrop, dining outdoors is the perfect way to spend a balmy evening.
But just one block away from Trafalgar Street, perched on a very unassuming corner is a world famous creative gem. It’s the workshop of Jens Hansen, “The Ringmaker” of the legendary ring from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. A visit to Nelson is simply not complete without a visit to this internationally acclaimed ringmaker who specialises in diamond rings, The One Ring replicas and custom-made jewellery.
You can have your photo taken holding the original One Ring and purchase your own licensed replica ring or one of their stunning original creations, including a new modernistic kiwi design pendent in solid gold which makes a perfect New Zealand keepsake. We can easily add beautiful Nelson into any Lord of the Rings New Zealand itinerary.
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I had intended to write to you after my return to Melbourne. I came back yesterday evening after two interesting days in Wellington.
I will be happy to recommend your services at any time. You are doing a great job and I want to give you a big THANK YOU for your arrangements for my travel to NZ. It was indeed a fantastic tour! I had so many exciting and magic experiences and they really showed a lot of contrasts of your country. The added, special arrangements made by you also worked out perfectly. The bus tour from Queenstown to Christchurch was a very pleasant addition and included some new sights, especially of Mount Cook during the lunch break at Hermitage.
The group from AATKings/Trafalgar that I joined in Auckland was very nice and the Travel Director, Marty Paranihi, was just outstanding, as were also the coach drivers. The various optional tours on some of the days were well explained by Marty so it made it easy to choose among them. For instance I went on a Jet Boat tour for the first time in my life, a great experience!
There is only one thing that I can think of that was a little unlucky: I was the only one on the later flight from Rotorua to Christchurch. The rest of the group went on an earlier flight. But this was handled perfectly also by Marty Paranihi, who arranged a private pick-up for me at the arrival in Christchurch. And, since I stayed there for several hours on Saturday, I got the opportunity to visit the Canterbury Museum and the Botanic Garden, that the other participants had recommended. So it turned out very well in the end!
And above all: we were extremely lucky with the weather! It only rained once, and that was during the short walk to watch the Franz Josef Glacier. After all, we were in the Rain Forest!
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