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  • Languages Offered: English
Itinerary
After pickup from your hotel or cruise port, explore the cosmopolitan capital of Wellington and its surroundings by luxury mini-coach on a 4-hour or 8-hour tour. 

A knowledgeable guide transports your small group along the south coast for a glimpse of the South Island from lookout points perched on steep cliffs. See the ruins of the Wahine maritime disaster of 1968, when 51 people lost their lives in Wellington Harbour, and enjoy views of Matiu/Somes Island, a scientific reserve and nature sanctuary. Learn about the island’s history as a quarantine station for immigrant ships to New Zealand as well as an enemy internment camp during World War I and II.

If you selected the full-day tour, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach or at one of Wellington’s trendy cafes.

A unique ride aboard the Wellington Cable Car takes you to the top of Mt Victoria (Mt Vic) for panoramic views of the city and harbor; this charming transport is one of the few remaining of its kind in the world. 

On a visit to Thorndon, New Zealand's oldest suburb, you’ll visit the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and its domelike Beehive, the government seat. Step inside Old St Paul's Cathedral for a look at the Gothic Revival architecture.

Conclude your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Te Papa national museum where interactive exhibits delve into New Zealand’s Maori and European cultural heritage. Afterward, relax with a convenient drop-off at your starting point.
Locations visited
Wellington Cable Car
Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
Parliament Buildings
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Overview
Get introduced to the cosmopolitan city of Wellington on a small-group sightseeing tour by luxury mini-coach. You’ll travel along the south coast and into the heart the capital, including the suburb of Thorndon, site of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive. Travel by cable car to the summit of Mt Victoria and visit the national Te Papa museum. Choose a half-day itinerary or upgrade for a full day that includes a beach picnic or cafe lunch. Numbers are limited to six people for an intimate experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day small group tour of Wellington's art, culture and natural beauty
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 6 passengers allowing a unique and intimate experience
  • Stroll through NZ oldest suburb, Thorndon
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Wellignton city from Mt Victoria
  • Travel to Te Papa and explore the mix of Maori and European history
  • Picnic lunch on the beach or at one of the famous local cafes (full day tour only)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from either the hotel or port
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Thank you for an amazing tour!

We didn't plan on having a personalised tour, but that is what we got! What Ray Meadows doesn't know about Wellington probably isn't worth knowing and it was made all that more special by him taking the time to learn about our interests and tailoring...More

Thank katrinaaus2018
Reviewed 29 April 2018
A Fantastic Half Day Tour of Wellington, New Zealand with Ray Meadows.

This half day tour of Wellington deserves 20 out of 10. Our guide, Ray Meadows, was fantastic. We can't praise Ray enough. Friendly, personable, genuine and knowledgeable Ray spoke to us before the tour commenced and personalised the tour for us. Both my wife and...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 24 March 2018
Ray Meadows is the best guide for Wellington, New Zealand

The personal tour we had of Wellington from Ray Meadows was one of the highlights of our trip to the North Island of New Zealand. We were picked up from our hotel on time and then Ray gave us a superlative tour covering all aspects...More

Thank _rwkenley
Reviewed 23 February 2018
CITY HIGHLIGHTS ‘INSPIRATION’ FULL DAY TOUR

This tour deserved at least six stars, not just for the content but because of the amazing guide, Ray Meadows. Ray sat with us before setting out to make sure that he knew what we wanted. He immediately found a mistake in the itinerary and...More

Thank Kalonymos2015
Reviewed 13 February 2018
Great experience. We didn't see just the city.

With only 5 guests in a small, comfortable van it was a very pleasant tour. Tim, our guide was friendly and informative. We started at the top of Mount Victoria which provided a great opportunity to see the city below and Tim was able to...More

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I bought it through Tripadvisor's Viator business. I prepaid in US dollars. This small group tour was fantastic and we had a super guide that made it even better.
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