Explore the world without leaving home
With travel on hold, you can explore the world and support tour operators with our collection of virtual tours and activities.
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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.
Spend the morning or afternoon visiting Middle-earth on this half-day 'The Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. A guide with insider knowledge entertains Frodo fans on a journey into the scenic New Zealand countryside. Get a behind-the-scenes look at LOTR movie production on a tour of Weta Studios and discover why director Peter Jackson selected this region to film the renowned trilogy along with ‘The Hobbit’ movies.
See the top attractions of Wellington on a hop-on hop-off minibus tour that follows a route throughout the capital city and its outskirts. You can hop off at any of the stops to explore points of interest such as Mt. Victoria Lookout, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden, or the Te Papa Museum on your own. Your guide points out sights such as Parliament and the cable car on this group tour that can accommodate up to 20 people.
Explore Wellington’s key sites on a half-day shore excursion that’s designed to make the most of your time. You’ll tick off a long list of sightseeing highlights as you stand atop Mount Victoria, tour the south coast, and visit surrounding villages. Portside pickup cuts down on time in transit; instead, you'll use every minute to experience New Zealand’s vibrant capital city.
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.
Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Cave and the historic Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, ride the Wellington cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Victoria.
Board the InterIslander ferry for a 3-hour cruise across Cook Strait, which links New Zealand’s capital city in the North Island to a charming enclave in the South Island. The Wellington-to-Picton ferry offers daily service one way, with jaw-dropping views along one of the world’s most scenic waterways.
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.
The hills around Wellington offer a spectacular backdrop for a cycling tour, but you don’t need to worry about biking uphill. This 4-hour electric bike tour takes all the effort out of cycling, so you can concentrate on admiring the sights and enjoying the views.
Set amid 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of lush countryside and rolling hills, the Wharekauhau Country Estate is an idyllic spot for a lunch date and the most spectacular way to arrive is by helicopter. Make like a VIP on this 3-hour tour from Wellington, with round-trip transfers by helicopter and a 5-course lunch of gourmet cuisine and wine.
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 .
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.
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.
Getting around all of Wellington’s landmarks and attractions by yourself can be a grind: making sense of bus schedules, working out where the best spots are, finding the time to eat in between activities. This scenic tour offers a chance to visit all the must-see locations highlighted in the travel brochures - the sprawling harbour views of Mount Victoria, the props and memorabilia at Weta Workshop’s Weta Cave, the marine life of Te Kopahou Reserve – without having to worry about micromanaging your itinerary.
We make Wellington easy for you. On your private tour you will explore our inner city, historic buildings, our beautiful beaches and hills.
Learn about our history, our people & our earthquakes from a passionate local.
Enjoy flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space in our comfortable vehicle and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love.
Why chose a uTours private tour:
Travel only with your friends (maximum 6).
Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements.
Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours.
You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually your accommodation.
We will communicate with you quickly and clearly.
You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after.
At the end of your tour, you will have a good sense of Wellington.
Available as a shore excursion, based on your ship's schedule.
uTours – where it's all about Wellington and all about you!
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.
Discover the capital city of New Zealand on a 3 hour coach tour of Wellington. Your driver-guide points out the highlights, including historic landmarks and iconic buildings such as the Beehive and Old St Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll stroll through the Wellington Botanic Garden, drive through the suburbs of Seatoun and Oriental Bay, appreciate the vista over Wellington Harbour and the South Coast from Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car.
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.
When you ship docks in Wellington, explore New Zealand's vibrant capital city while getting fresh air and exercise on an electric bike tour. Ride along the Wellington Waterfront and Miramar Peninsula, pedaling past beaches, urban landmarks, and residential neighborhoods with a guide and small group. Stop often to snap photos, and use the bike’s battery power to easily scale Mt. Maupuia for stellar views over the city and coast.
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.
So let’s get straight to the point. You want to visit 3 of our best Breweries? You want to taste some of the best beers you’ve possibly ever tasted? You want to get introduced to a Brewery that you will possibly talk about forever? How about meet the people who make the brews? You have a shorter amount of time but want to fill that up with as much flavour as possible? Well buckle up spaceman, this skyrockets about to take flight.
First up we’ll head to Fork & Brewer, the home to over 40 brews on tap, then it’s off to Fortune Favours where good fortune will favour you after one of their beers and finally, Whistling Sisters who's ethos is to experiment and create new tastes, (Tuesday - Friday), or Heyday Beer Co, where the decor is just as hip and cool as their innovative brews. (Saturday's and Sunday's).
"We don't want to give you just a tour, we want to give you an experience".
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"
An independent four-day tour package departing Wellington daily with three nights 4 to 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua and Auckland. Visit some of the best attractions in Rotorua including Te Puia, with its impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, and cultural Maori performances, as well as a working New Zealand farm and nature reserve which showcases our native wildlife. Visit the famous Hobbiton Movie Set for a fully guided tour of this unique attraction as well as a boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where hundreds of tiny glowworms lights guide the way. Finally, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland on the final day. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included for all transfers and activities listed.
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.