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Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including LunchDay Trips

Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at nine ‘The Lord of the Rings’ locations around Wellington and learn about the filming of movies based on the popular books. On a tour of the New Zealand countryside, see re-created scenes of Middle-earth including the Hutt Valley and the Greenbelt, take a forest walk through Tolkien’s Rivendell, and step into Weta Studios for a movie production tour of digital special effects. Your guide shares insider gossip on how the movies were made and takes you to a themed lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.58
From
$154.58
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Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from WellingtonDay Trips

Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington

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Treat your taste buds to award-winning wines on a day trip to the renowned Martinborough wine region. Departing by train from Wellington, meet an expert driver-guide for the coach trip to boutique Martinborough vineyards. Enjoy wine tasting and meet the passionate winemakers, indulge in a gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, and finish with a cheese platter and coffee.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.83
From
$157.83

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from WellingtonDay Trips

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

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An hour or so north of Wellington, Martinborough is fast making a name for itself as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading wine regions. Each weekend, Wellingtonians make the trek over the Remutakas to escape to this European-style wine village. This small group tour is a convenient way to visit Martinborough. There’s no need to stress about driving on country backroads, and no need to plan the day’s itinerary - leaving you to focus on the wine and the iconic scenery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.18
Price varies by group size
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$96.18
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from WellingtonDay Trips

Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from Wellington

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Let a knowledgeable guide lead you off the beaten track during this day trip from Wellington to Cape Palliser Bay. Set out from the New Zealand capital to visit Lake Ferry and the fishing village of Ngawi, with stunning views of the rugged coastline. See the North Island’s largest colony of fur seals near Cape Palliser Lighthouse, and stop at a winery in Martinborough for wine tasting. You’ll even discover Middle-earth at a filming site from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.81
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$170.81

Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day TourDay Trips

Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

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This sightseeing tour is ideal for Cruise Ship travelers and for those visitors who want to experience the best guided half day tour in Wellington. Join Brian from Talk of the Town Tours for an interesting , fun and memorable trip around the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions. You will visit all of the best attractions and experience a visit to the Museum of NZ and the Maori Cultural Centre. Visit the Mount Victoria lookout for panoramic views over Wellington. We will drive out to the Hutt Valley region where we will stop for a light lunch at a local cafe / bakery. This tour will give you "an experience to remember"
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.33
From
$70.33

Wellington Highlights Combo Tour Including Cable Car and Guided Zealandia TourDay Trips

Wellington Highlights Combo Tour Including Cable Car and Guided Zealandia Tour

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Combine a morning of sightseeing in Wellington with an afternoon visit to Zealandia, an urban ecosanctuary right in the heart of the capital. See Wellington landmarks such as the Beehive and St Paul’s Cathedral, take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car, and admire the views from the top of Mount Victoria. After lunch (own expense), enjoy a guided tour of Zealandia, learn about the ground-breaking conservation project, and spot endemic wildlife such as takahe and weka.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.04
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$79.04

Martinborough Full Day Wine TourDay Trips

Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

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Sightseeiing & wine tour. The perfect tour for cruise ship travelers and tourists staying in the City. Join Brian or Anita on this fun and exciting tour to the vineyards of Martinborough to taste the regions exquisite wines and also see and stop at places of beauty on our way. We will drive through the Hutt Valley region. We will visit the Lord of the Rings filming site at the Kaitoke Regional Park and walk across the swing bridge. We stop at the Rimatuka  Lookout. You will enjoy wine tasting at three vineyards and enjoy a platter style lunch at one of the vineyards We will visit Paua World, a gift and souvenirs shop in Carterton Walk through the iconic historic township of Greytown where the main street is lined with Victorian colonial architecture. The town also has a  number of boutique and quirky local stores such as art and craft shops . Coffee and tea stop at Grand Old Hotel Visit C'est Cheese in Featherston where you can taste or purchase from an impressive range of unique NZ .
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.11
From
$164.11

Private Wellington Full Day Sightseeing TourDay Trips

Private Wellington Full Day Sightseeing Tour

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Tick off the top attractions of the Windy City on this private full-day tour of Wellington. Experience the myriad delights of New Zealand’s capital as you take in the views from Mt Victoria, spot seals at Red Rocks, then go behind-the-scenes with a 45-minute tour of the Weta Cave, where the special effects for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were created. After a scrumptious lunch at the Chocolate Fish Café (included), ride the cable car over Wellington and visit landmarks like the Botanical Gardens, the Parliament Buildings and the Beehive.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$188.93
From
$188.93
Taking safety measures

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from WellingtonDay Trips

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

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Combine award-winning wine and gorgeous scenery on a full-day tour from Wellington to Martinborough that also explores Hutt Valley, the Rimutaka Ranges, the Wairarapa coast, and Lake Onoke. You'll visit Martinborough wineries for cellar tours and tastings, pause for lunch in a vineyard restaurant, then eat dinner at the edge of Lake Onoke after a short shoreline hike. This Martinborough wine tour includes meals and a wine tasting, and it's limited to 11 people to ensure personalized service.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$212.97
Price varies by group size
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$212.97
Price varies by group size
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Martinborough Winery Private TourDay Trips

Martinborough Winery Private Tour

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Martinborough is known as one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. This private tour takes you to three of the best Martinborough wineries—Palliser Estate, Poppies Martinborough, and Te Kairanga Wines—tastings included. Cellar door experiences let you sample world-class wines. Departure time is flexible, with hotel or port pickup from Wellington.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.79
Price varies by group size
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$116.79
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From WellingtonDay Trips

Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington

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Sip your way around Martinborough — a once sleepy colonial town that’s now a prominent wine village at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail — on this private day trip from Wellington. Following hotel or port pickup and a scenic drive through the Wairarapa, you’ll visit three of Martinborough’s renowned wineries. Enjoy a guided wine tasting at each and a lunch platter with wine at Poppies Martinborough. Then, choose to continue hopping around Martinborough’s wineries or travel to nearby Greytown, whose pretty streets are thronged with cafes and antique stores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$188.93
From
$188.93
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Sightsee Wellington Combo Tour Including Guided Tour of Te PapaDay Trips

Sightsee Wellington Combo Tour Including Guided Tour of Te Papa

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Combine a morning of sightseeing in Wellington with an afternoon visit to Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum. See Wellington landmarks such as the Beehive and St Paul’s Cathedral, take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car (own expense), and admire the views from the top of Mount Victoria. After lunch (own expense), enjoy a guided tour of Te Papa, take in the highlights of the permanent exhibitions, and learn more about NZ’s rich Maori history and heritage.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.24
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$50.24

Lighthouses and Lakes Supported Cycle TourDay Trips

Lighthouses and Lakes Supported Cycle Tour

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A scenic cruise across Wellington Harbour, followed by an easy (and usually downwind!) bike expedition around the coast. You'll take in historic places such as the Pencarrow and Baring Head lighthouses, The Porangarahu Lakes and wetland area, Wahine memorial, World War Two bunkers and more, while also gaining fantastic views of the south coast and the Kaikoura Ranges, before finishing your adventure at Turakirae Head and the Wellington region's largest fur seal colony. We'll then shuttle you back to Wellington via Wainuiomata with fantastic views out across the Wellington region. This is an all-inclusive supported daytrip (7.5 hours all up), with all food, equipment, and transport provided, and is suitable for riders of all fitness and ability levels.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.78
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$93.78

Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from WellingtonDay Trips

Ultimate full-day Movie Tour from Wellington

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Calling all Lord of the Rings fans who want to explore as many of the trilogy’s filming locations in a day as possible. This tour combines the Valley Movie Set and Wellington Movie Set tours into a full-day of exploring filming locations. See where director Peter Jackson and his scouts created sets—of Helms Deep, Rivendell, Minas Tirith, and more—in beautiful locations around New Zealand. The tours combined make one to rule them all.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.05
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$103.05

Wild Wellington - Full DayDay Trips

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Wild Wellington - Full Day

Wellingtonians enjoy a special relationship with nature; pockets of bush and native wildlife are dotted in pockets throughout the city’s rugged valleys. On this full-day tour of Wellington, see three different natural environments without leaving the city boundaries. The tour starts with a trek through Otari-Wilton’s bush before crossing through working sheep and beef farm to the south coast seal colony.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.24
$168.32
$42.08 savings
Price varies by group size
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$126.24
$168.32
$42.08 savings
Price varies by group size
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Private Kapiti Coast Full Day TourDay Trips

Private Kapiti Coast Full Day Tour

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This tour is all about you. We travel in luxury to the Kapiti region just north of Wellington and can customize the tour to suit your needs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$188.93
From
$188.93
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Sightsee Wellington Full Day Combo Tour Including Weta Workshop.Day Trips

Sightsee Wellington Full Day Combo Tour Including Weta Workshop.

Discover the best of Wellington with this Sightsee Wellington and Weta Workshop Half Experience Combo Tour. Your full day tour includes experiencing some of Wellingtons top attractions including a 2.5-hour guided Weta Workshop Half Experience Tour, the famous Wellington Cable Car (own cost), 360 degree views at the top of Mount Victoria, New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings, the Beehive, Old Saint Pauls Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, Wellington Museum, quaint villages throughout the city, the rugged coastline of the South Coast and much more. Your Wellington Combo Tour will have you spending the morning sightseeing around Wellington before enjoying a guided tour at Weta Workshop in the afternoon. You will have time to purchase lunch (at your own cost) in the City in between your tours or you may like to bring your own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.05
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$81.05

Wellington Shore Excursion: Half Day Taste Buds Tour of PetoneDay Trips

Wellington Shore Excursion: Half Day Taste Buds Tour of Petone

When your cruise ship docks in Wellington's port, spend your time ashore exploring the culinary delights of Petone, one of the city's most historic settlements. Over the course of a half-day, you'll learn about the culinary culture and agricultural history of New Zealand through your guide's commentary and stop at hidden gem restaurants and food shops you might not otherwise find on your own. Sites include a wine shop, a chocolatier, and a brewery; as well as tastes of coffee, fresh cheese, and Italian antipasti.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.27
Price varies by group size
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$144.27
Price varies by group size

Kapiti Island Day TourDay Trips

Kapiti Island Day Tour

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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s best-kept nature sanctuaries and a predator-free haven for native birds. On this day trip to the island, take a ferry from Paraparaumu Beach and spend your day walking the island, identifying kākā, kōkako, kererū and more with the help of your nature guide. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch on the island before you head back to the mainland.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$123.92
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$123.92

Taste Buds Tour: Petone - Half DayDay Trips

Taste Buds Tour: Petone - Half Day

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This tour is a great choice for foodies visiting Wellington who are looking for local experiences. Bypass the tourist traps, and enjoy exploring the best food spots in Petone. You'll save time organizing your own transport with pickup and drop-off included. No need to worry about paying for tastings at each venue, as all tastings and lunch are included. Enjoy trying craft beer, chocolate, cured meats, Lambrusco, coffee, yogurt, and much more.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.27
Price varies by group size
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$144.27
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Rimutaka Inclined Cycle TourDay Trips

Rimutaka Inclined Cycle Tour

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Leave the busy city behind and explore some of the countryside for which New Zealand’s North Island is famous on this 1-day Rimutaka cycle tour from Wellington. Choose the starting point to match your fitness level, then follow your guide along the gentle Rimutaka Rail Trail by bike. Spin across bridges over deep gorges and through tunnels beneath rolling hills. Head along cycle trails through dense forest, and soak up fine views over New Zealand’s rugged landscapes as your guide shares details on the region’s native flora and fauna.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.08
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$87.08

Wellington High Tea TourDay Trips

Wellington High Tea Tour

Aaron your local guide is Born and raised in Island bay and Brooklyn and is intimately acquainted with Wellington serving as a qualified guide for 23 years.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.46
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$167.46

Private Wellington Craft Beer Full Day TourDay Trips

Private Wellington Craft Beer Full Day Tour

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Choose this day-tour for a personal and comfortable visit to a number of craft beer breweries in Wellington.  With beverages and lunch included, you’re all set to have a low-stress, informal day away from the hustle and bustle of your cruise ship. This is a great way to understand, from beer to beer, why the city is the craft beer capital of New Zealand.  Make the most of Wellington’s array of craft beer and its friendly, knowledgeable residents!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$188.93
From
$188.93
Taking safety measures

Martinborough Wine TourDay Trips

Martinborough Wine Tour

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Sightseeing & Wine tour. The perfect tour for cruise ship travellers & tourists staying in the city. Join Brian or Anita on this fun and exciting tour to the vineyards of Martinborough to taste the regions exquisite wines. We will drive through the Hutt Valley region. We will visit the Lord of the Rings filming site at the Kaitoke Regional Park & walk across the swing bridge. We will stop at the Rimatuka  Lookout. You will enjoy wine tasting at three vineyards and enjoy a platter style lunch at one of the vineyards. You will walk through the iconic historic township of Greytown where the main street is lined with Victorian colonial architecture. The town also has a  number of boutique and quirky local stores such as art and craft shops.  Coffee and tea stop at a Grand Old Hotel. Visit C'est Cheese in Featherston where you can taste or purchase from an impressive range of unique NZ cheeses. NOTE: This tour can be altered to cater for Cruise ship arrival and departure times
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.11
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$164.11

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