Being a completely custom experience, your tour will be tailored just for you. Alternatively, sit back and trust the cook so to speak as your guide shows favourite parts of Wellington city.
Picking up from your accommodation, cruise ship or Wellington airport in a private car, you will immediately set off to visit a selection of city highlights, iconic landmarks and lesser-known sites.
While Mount Victoria is popular, there are other lesser known lookout points around the city that aren’t accessible to large tour vehicles. Photograph Wellington from an angle most visitors never see. Stroll around the Parliament Grounds to see the varied architecture in the parliamentary precinct. If you wish, you can add a one-hour tour of Parliament for a first hand look at how the government operates.
At Old Saint Paul’s Church, uncover a unique 19th century colonial gothic wooden church, with beautiful stained glass windows and the nicest gift shop in Wellington. We will also visit the National War Memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, a sombre reminder of New Zealand’s military past.
See the Massey Memorial, which is a grand tribute in marble, unique in New Zealand, set amongst the trees with incredible harbour views. Local breweries are gaining an international reputation and we can stop in for a tasting at Garage Project in the hip Aro Valley neighbourhood.
In the suburb of Miramar, explore the Wellington Film Industry. Take a behind the scenes look at the special effects magic of Weta Workshop, creators of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, with a guided tour and documentary screening. While in Miramar, enjoy coffee or lunch at The Roxy Cinema, a beautiful art deco style throwback to the glory days of cinema.
Explore Wellington Harbour and the Wellington Waterfront. From the city centre to the seaside suburbs, Wellington is a city built around the water. See some of the city’s prettiest homes and bays and the ruggedly beautiful Wild South Coast. Possibly stop for lunch in one of the many seaside cafes.
Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Gardens and enjoy a leisurely walk downhill through the centre of this world famous park, taking in the vivid colours of the Begonia House and the Rose Garden.
Delve into the cafe culture that sets Wellington apart as New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city. Let your tastebuds drive you as you discover boutique vendors and creators of fine food and drink. There is an eatery to suit every taste come lunchtime.
Te Papa Museum, The Wellington Museum and the City Gallery offer world-class displays and exhibitions, with the opportunity to get behind the scenes at Te Papa Museum for a special private tour.
The day is yours and after eight hours or so you will understand why Wellington is so well loved my locals and visitors alike.