Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city. Lonely Planet named Wellington ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ and it is renowned for its arts, culture and native beauty. Relax at Oriental Bay, the golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene. Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbor and surrounding hills. Try the stunning Makara Peak track or the City to Sea walk where you can experience the best of Wellington’s waterfront. Ride the cable car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city or visit the waterfront to check out New Zealand’s National Museum, one of the best interactive museums in the world. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. A must for any Lord of The Rings fan, Wellington is home to Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop and the Weta Cave, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making magic, as well as being a great base for day tours to experience “Middle-earth” scenery. A must-stop on the New Zealand Wine Trail – an adventure that takes you through some of New Zealand’s top wine-producing regions – Wellington is a great place to start your wine-tasting journey, Marlborough, Wairarapa and Hawkes’ Bay are all a few hours away from Wellington and offer unforgettable experiences.
Zealandia The Karori Sanctuary
Discover the story of New Zealand’s natural history and conservation movement with a brand new world-class interactive exhibition. Afterwards, grab a visitor guide and explore the world’ s first fenced urban wildlife sanctuary, in search of the rare sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native bush.
From $26 per person
Wild About Chocolate Tour
Sightseeing and chocolate what a great combination! See Wellington and taste exquisite New Zealand chocolate at three fabulous chocolateries. This unique tour offers transport by local bus, PLUS enjoy a trip on the Cable Car for a superb city view. Enjoy a Wellington roasted coffee, hot chocolate or tea. Take a walk through Courtenay Place for an introduction to Wellington as our movie capital.
From $104 per person
Seal Coast 4WD Safari
Take a 4WD tour in to Wellington`s remote coast to see the seals. Trip takes you over private land, and remote areas of beach only accessible by 4WD. See the leaning lighthouse, and have the chance to take a photo near the seals. Morning tea included.
From $102 per person
This two and a half hour interactive journey through Wellington will provide you with the most memorable experience in New Zealand’s capital city. Capture Wellington’s most picturesque landmarks and learn creative photographic techniques. Popular sights include Kelburn Lookout with panoramic views over Wellingtons harbour, the rugged South Coast with the South Island on the horizon, both modern and historical architecture, a wide range of public art and sculptures, New Zealand’s Parliamentary house also known as the Beehive, as well as features of the New Zealand film industry. A visit to Wellington isn’t complete without seeing the iconic Wellington C able Car. Along the way your expert guide will entertain you with stories about Wellington as well as inform you of all there is to know about this wonderful city. The photographic techniques that you learn along the way will stay with you forever and enhance your photo collection. Let us show you where to look! Not only will you take away the memories and camera techniques but you will be provided with an electronic photo book as a memento of your time in Wellington.
From $80 per person
Zest Foods Walking Gourmet
Explore Wellington’s favourite food places in this compact city. Known as New Zealand’s café capital, Wellington is ideal for our Zest Walking Gourmet tour. Visit a boutique coffee roaster and café. Enjoy tastings at Wellington’s best specialist gourmet food stores. Meet owners, baristas, coffee roasters and chefs. Savour a delicious, light, three course tasting lunch with matched New Zealand wines at a top Wellington restaurant or café.
From $240 per person
Boutique Beer Tasting Tour
Explore Wellington’s best bars and brewery on foot and savour a stunning crop of local and imported craft beers. Hosted by a true beer expert and beer writer this tour is a great way to see the city. The tour includes great food to accompany the superb beer, tasting notes and a vibrant and entertaining environment.
From $178 per person