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Wellington Scenic Farm Tour

See a side of Wellington that you won’t find on any typical sightseeing tour with this half-day trip around the region’s farms and rural outposts. Visit a local wind farm with turbines over 360 feet tall; make friends with plenty of sheep and cattle, and even some horses at the Ohariu Valley Equestrian Center; enjoy a charming afternoon tea in an isolated shepherd’s cabin with exceptional views of the Cook Strait and South Island. Get in touch with New Zealand’s agricultural roots on this totally unique tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.45 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Martinborough Wine Experience

Martinborough - just a stone's throw from central Wellington - is one of New Zealand's most prestigious and awarded wine areas. This full-day tour includes tastings at three boutique wineries, showcasing some of the finest local drops from the region, and travels through beautiful natural scenery featured in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. For those less inclined to wine, stop at a local brewery to try some craft beers.
  • Duration: 420 to 450 minutes
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$173.86 USD
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  • Duration: 420 to 450 minutes
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There and Back Again: The Full Experience

Wellington’s Weta Workshop is world-famous for its special effects work on movies like The Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This tour takes you behind the scenes and see where the magic happens. Go hands-on with the tools Weta artisans use to create creatures and sets and get close up with Weta’s miniatures stage. Get up close and personal with Wellywood's finest.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$59.11 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Maori Highlights Tour

Get a 60-minute introduction to the highlights of Te Papa’s ‘taonga,’ meaning a ‘cultural treasures’ in the Māori language. While admission to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is free, a small-group tour with a museum guide offers more insight on the enrich your understanding of this unique culture.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$13.91 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Small-Group Wellington Food Tour

Wellington is home to a thriving culinary scene, with more cafes and restaurants per capita than New York City. With new eateries regularly opening and local favorites shutting shop, it can be hard to pick out the must visit spots. On this private tour, your guide showcases Wellington's best artisan coffee roasters, cheesemongers and gelaterias.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.94 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which translates as 'the place of treasures of this land,' is Wellington’s must-visit attraction. Popular with tourists and Kiwis alike, Te Papa — or Our Place — is a treasure trove of New Zealand history and art, Māori culture, the Pacific and the natural environment. On this 45-minute express tour, you’ll explore the museum in the early evening, when the daytime crowds have thinned. Check off the main highlights on each of the museum’s six floors, and gain additional insight into New Zealand’s land and history from your guide’s commentary.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Mandarin Capital Combo

The Capital Combo is an entertaining guided tour by Weta Studio Tours and New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa. You will have a Chinese-speaking guide for every stage of the journey. Included in the tour: return transport from central Wellington Weta Studio Tours; Weta’s exclusive documentary with Mandarin subtitles; a 45-minute Weta Cave Workshop Tour where you will see the special effects made for films like The Lord of the Rings; a 60-minute tour of Te Papa, where you will see New Zealand cultural treasures; and a fine New Zealand lunch at Te Papa before you return to the i-SITE.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$68.85 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Pinot to Palliser tour

Let us take  you on an impressively scenic road out to the Southern Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Visit the unique fishing village that is Ngawi as seen on TV and if you're up for it climb to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse.  On a fine day you can enjoy panoramic views to the mountains of the South Island. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and have coffee or tea at the Historic Lake Ferry Hotel.  To complete the day enjoy a wine tasting at a superb, rural Martinborough winery.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$199.94 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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