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Seal Coast 4WD SafariNature and Wildlife

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Seal Coast 4WD Safari

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Journey out to Wellington’s south coast, looking out over the Cook Strait, and visit the region’s only fur seal colony. Journey out to Karori Rock’s ‘leaning lighthouse’ to meet this thriving community of once-endangered critters. Tea, coffee, and snacks are provided so you can relax and watch the seals in this isolated area that even many Wellingtonians don't know about.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.71
$99.62
$24.91 savings
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$74.71
$99.62
$24.91 savings
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Small Group 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at ZealandiaNature and Wildlife

Small Group 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia

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Zealandia is the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary and home to some of New Zealand’s most extraordinary wildlife. This 2-hour guided walking tour will introduce you to native birds such as kakariki, tui, and bellbirds; rare species like takahē; and unique reptiles including green gecko and tuatara. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.79
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$37.79

Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife TourNature and Wildlife

Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour

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Experience the wildlife of New Zealand in the early evening with a guided 2,5-hour tour of Zealandia, a wildlife sanctuary located on the outskirts of Wellington. This after-hours tour takes place during the most active period for many resident animals, when they transition from daytime to nighttime activity. You may observe birds returning to their nests, hear nocturnal birds waking up, and learn how the sanctuary restores native habitat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.40
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$58.40

Zealandia - Small Group Eco Wildlife Night TourNature and Wildlife

Zealandia - Small Group Eco Wildlife Night Tour

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Gain entry to Zealandia at night and take a guided tour of Zealandia: The Exhibition, which showcases New Zealand’s natural history. Interact with a life-size model moa and Haast’s eagle — both extinct — and learn about the country’s conservation efforts to preserve other native species. Located just minutes from central Wellington, Zealandia includes a night tour of Sanctuary Valley, a fenced eco-sanctuary and safe haven for endemic animal and bird species such as the nocturnal little spotted kiwi.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.40
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$58.40

Matiu Somes Eco TrekHiking

Matiu Somes Eco Trek

Matiu Somes Island, in the center of Wellington Harbor, has been many things: an internment camp during World War Two, an animal quarantine center, and a pā site for Whānganui-a-Tara Māori. Today it is a reserve for some of New Zealand’s most iconic wildlife. Wander around the island looking out for tuatara, Cook Strait Weta, and native birds such as Little Blue Penguins before taking a ferry back to the city. An easy ferry ride from Queens Wharf, a trip to Somes is a local favorite.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.97
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$133.97
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Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in WellingtonFun & Games

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in Wellington

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Challenge yourself to take on a series of airborne challenges at the Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in Wellington. Then jump, balance, swing, and soar through a ropes course that will take you up to 101 feet (31 meters) above the ground. Work through a series of levels at your own pace, with three hours to conquer as much of the multi-tiered adventure course as you can.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.14
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$30.14

30 Mins Lamborghini Supercar ExperienceExtreme

30 Mins Lamborghini Supercar Experience

Wellingtons only supercar experience, checkout what our customers are saying here: Facebook.com/xtremexnz/reviews or xtremex.co.nz/reviews
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.57
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$120.57

Remutaka Highlights Package Cycle TourMountain Bike Tours

Remutaka Highlights Package Cycle Tour

Experience the highlights of The Remutaka Cycle Trail! Discover the Remutaka Incline's native bush and rail history, then explore the Wild Coast in all it's rugged beauty. 35km of moderate to challenging riding, across an all-inclusive 9-hour trip. Cycle through native, bird-filled forest, over bridges and through tunnels while enjoying views of the natural landscape and the old railway system. Reach Summit then embark on a fun descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, before being shuttled through some of NZ's most scenic farmland to the coast for your afternoon ride around the coast to Orongorongo. We've seen orca, dolphins and seals in this area, and the landscapes are rugged but stunning. You will be provided with everything you will need for your adventure - transport to and from your accommodation, bikes / eBikes with trunk bags for your personal effects, and all food - so all you need to do is wear appropriate clothing and be ready to ride!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.76
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$160.76

Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour from WellingtonMountain Bike Tours

Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour from Wellington

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The whole Wellington region is known for its mountain biking, but visitors often stick to the shorter central city trails to avoid hiring a car. On this tour, enjoy a longer ride through bird-filled native forest, over bridges and through rail tunnels. Equipment, transport and food are taken care of - all you need to is to be ready and dressed at your accommodation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.78
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$93.78

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

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

Remutaka Cycle Trail Highlights TourMountain Bike Tours

Remutaka Cycle Trail Highlights Tour

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Explore the New Zealand countryside while tackling the Remutaka Cycle Trail on this all-day biking tour. You’ll be equipped with a mountain bike and be given a safety briefing at the start of the trail before heading out. Then bike through the native bird-filled Pakuratahi Forest, riding down to Cross Creek. From there, you’ll be shuttled to another section known as the Wild Coast Trail where you’ll cycle to the coast. The tour ends at Orongorongo.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.76
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$160.76

Otari Eco Trek - Half DayHiking

Otari Eco Trek - Half Day

At Otari-Wilton’s Bush, explore New Zealand’s diverse native bush and birdlife in the heart of its capital city. Discover this inner-city escape on this half-day eco trek. Go down to the creek where long-finned eels feed, and up to the city’s oldest tree, a native rimu estimated to be over 800 years old. Walk high above the forest floor on the Canopy Walkway and spot kereru and tui in the trees.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.62
Price varies by group size
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$99.62
Price varies by group size
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Hot Rocks ex Wellington - Top Rated Adventure TourMountain Bike Tours

Hot Rocks ex Wellington - Top Rated Adventure Tour

This full North Island loop starting and finishing from Wellington shows why New Zealand’s North Island is so unique as its dramatic thermal wonders, Maori culture, golden coastlines, ancient forests and inviting turquoise waters await. With a range of Cultural and Adventure options to choose from mixed with scenic cycle rides, short walks and the option to experience the world’s best 1-day Alpine hike the Tongariro Crossing, this action-packed loop has it all.
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  • 10 days
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$1,463.57
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$1,463.57

Lighthouses and Lakes Supported Cycle TourMountain Bike Tours

Lighthouses and Lakes Supported Cycle Tour

This bike excursion starts with a scenic cruise across Wellington Harbour, followed by a leisurely cycle around the coast. With views of the south coast and the Kaikoura Ranges, it’s a great way to take in the sights at an easy pace. Select a mountain bike or e-bike on this all-inclusive supported ride—packed lunch, full gear, GPS tracker, and transport provided.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.78
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$93.78

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
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$188.93
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 Kiwi Coastal Tours showing you Wellington and its spectacular sceneryHalf-day Tours

Kiwi Coastal Tours showing you Wellington and its spectacular scenery

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Kiwi Coastal Tours. A trip with Craig and Kiwi Coastal Tours will not disappoint, from the start to the end you will be wanting more. Be prepared for a relaxing no rush journey around Wellington city, around the coast and along secluded beaches, take in the awesome scenic panoramas of Raukawa (Cook strait) and on a fine day views of the south island of New Zealand.Learn about the maori way of life pre-European to the present day,hear about the legends of the land and the way Maori used what nature provide for sustenance and as medicines.Safe off road sojourns are a special delight you will get to visit areas that even the locals rarely get to view, there is so much on offer with Craig and Kiwi Coastal Tours so bring a camera and a smile and Craig will throw in a cuppa tea or coffee at our designated rest area and an awesome view. Be prepared for an enjoyable three (3) hours. Did I mention the wild animals ? I have a reliable vehicle that transports 4 (four) persons comfortably .
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.05
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$103.05

Middle-Earth Filming Location Full DayNature and Wildlife

Middle-Earth Filming Location Full Day

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Venture to Middle-earth to see where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy was filmed. On a half-day or full-day tour, an insider guide escorts you to movie locations in the Wellington area. Stop at landmarks that were featured as the Shire, River Anduin, Helm's Deep, Rivendell and more. Hear behind-the-scenes fun facts as you take in the gorgeous scenery of the North Island. Round-trip hotel transport and lunch (full-day option only) are included on this small-group tour, limited to only six passengers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$264.50
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2 Hour Electric Bike (eBike) HireMountain Bike Tours

2 Hour Electric Bike (eBike) Hire

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Discover Wellington's beautiful Eastern Bays and beyond, when you hire an electric bike (eBike) from The Bike Shed Pencarrow! The Bike Shed is conveniently located right next to the start of the Pencarrow coastal trail, and is easily accessed by public transport or car from Wellington or The Hutt Valley. Duration: 2 hour bike hire from The Bike Shed - Pencarrow, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.49
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$33.49

8 Hour Comfort Mountain Bike HireMountain Bike Tours

8 Hour Comfort Mountain Bike Hire

Discover Wellington's beautiful Eastern Bays and beyond, when you hire a comfort mountain bike from The Bike Shed Pencarrow! The Bike Shed is conveniently located right next to the start of the Pencarrow coastal trail, and is easily accessed by public transport or car from Wellington or The Hutt Valley. Duration: 8 hour bike hire from The Bike Shed - Pencarrow, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.49
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2 Hour Comfort Mountain Bike HireMountain Bike Tours

2 Hour Comfort Mountain Bike Hire

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Discover Wellington's beautiful Eastern Bays and beyond, when you hire a comfort mountain bike from The Bike Shed Pencarrow! The Bike Shed is conveniently located right next to the start of the Pencarrow coastal trail, and is easily accessed by public transport or car from Wellington or The Hutt Valley. Duration: 2 hour bike hire from The Bike Shed - Pencarrow, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.09
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4 Hour Comfort Mountain Bike HireMountain Bike Tours

4 Hour Comfort Mountain Bike Hire

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Discover Wellington's beautiful Eastern Bays and beyond, when you hire a comfort mountain bike from The Bike Shed Pencarrow! The Bike Shed is conveniently located right next to the start of the Pencarrow coastal trail, and is easily accessed by public transport or car from Wellington or The Hutt Valley. Duration: 4 hour bike hire from The Bike Shed - Pencarrow, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.79
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Remutaka Rail Trail Reversi Cycle TourMountain Bike Tours

Remutaka Rail Trail Reversi Cycle Tour

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty, the meandering Hutt River trail, and the beautiful Eastern Bays. Taking in some of the best parts of the the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this is a challenging ride with a steep uphill climb to begin with. 65km of moderate riding.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.78
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Remutaka Rail Trail Explorer Cycle TourMountain Bike Tours

Remutaka Rail Trail Explorer Cycle Tour

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Beginner and advanced cyclists alike will enjoy this fun cycling tour through the Remutaka Ranges, on the Remutaka Cycle Trail. The easy-to-moderate trail is suitable for most riders who are up for an adventure, and the standard 11 mile (18 kilometer) route can be lengthened or shortened to suit your needs. Enjoy the forested scenery that you’ll ride through, and learn more about the history of this area from your local guides.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.78
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