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Mt. Victoria Lookout Tours

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Mt. Victoria Lookout
Looming out of the land at the end of Courtenay Place, Mt. Victoria is deeply embedded in the life of Wellington’s central city. Standing at more than 640 feet (195 meters) at its highest point, the Mt. Victoria Lookout offers 360-degree views of Wellington stretching out past the scenic harbor.

The Basics

The Mt. Victoria Lookout is a popular Wellington spot and provides impressive views extending on a clear day out to the Hutt Valley in the north, Remutaka Range to the east, and the Cook Strait in the south. A memorial to Antarctic explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, who used Wellington as his base during his second Antarctic expedition, stands atop the lookout, where there are also information panels detailing the history of the city and the summit.

Mt. Victoria is located in the Town Belt, a series of parks, forests, and green spaces protected from the advances of the city. There are numerous walks in the area, including the steep trail to the lookout, as well as many challenging mountain bike routes. Half- and full-day sightseeing tours of Wellington, as well as shore excursions, frequent the lookout.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Mt. Victoria Lookout is a must-see for first-time visitors to Wellington. It’s also great for families, as there are several playgrounds on the mountain, including an obstacle course just a short walk from the summit.
  • If walking to the lookout, come prepared for a steep and sometimes-exposed climb—pack water and sunscreen, and wear appropriate footwear.
  • Many of the mountain paths are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, but some (including the lookout walk) can be steep. The lookout itself can be accessed only by some stairs from the summit’s parking lot.
 
How to Get There
You can walk to the lookout from any part of Mt. Victoria—just follow the maps along the various paths. Alternatively, catch the number 20 Kilbirnie bus from Courtenay Place to the summit, or drive up along Marjoribanks Street. There is plenty parking at the summit and around the mountain.

When to Get There
Mt. Victoria is a perfect place to watch the sunset. Whether you head up to the lookout moments before or you take some fish and chips up to one of the many parks on the western slope, you’re almost always going to enjoy uninterrupted views of the city. Mt. Victoria is an easy walk year-round, although it can be shrouded in fog on a cloudy day in Wellington.
 
LOTR on Mt. Victoria
A number of Lord of the Rings tours in Wellington stop at Mt. Victoria, where an early sequence from The Fellowship of the Ring was filmed. The hobbits first encounter the ringwraiths on a leafy path just off the Hataitai to City track. The now-immortalized path is clearly signposted at either entrance.
Address: Lookout Road, Hataitai, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
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Wellington City Sights and Coastline Guided TourHalf-day Tours

Wellington City Sights and Coastline Guided Tour

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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.
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Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour)Half-day Tours

Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour)

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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.
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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

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Maximize your time in port in Wellington with this shore excursion and take in the highlights of the New Zealand capital. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, take in the views from Mount Victoria, explore the old and new St. Paul's Cathedral, visit the famous Weta Cave, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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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.
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Shore Excursion: Wellington City Sights and Coastline TourHalf-day Tours

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

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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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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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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.
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Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small GroupHalf-day Tours

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Combine a tour of Wellington and the Lord of the Rings locations during this half-day excursion from Wellington port. Follow your guide, a LOTR specialist, to locations including the Weta Workshop, the LOTR filming and post-production facilities, and Mt. Victoria. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Wellington port provided. This small-group tour, limited to 15 people or fewer, ensures an intimate experience.
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New Zealand’s charming capital is known as a vibrant cultural hub with plenty of attractions to explore. This fully customizable, half-day tour lets visitors choose their own itinerary from a curated list of the city’s best sights. This tour is the perfect option for first-time travelers to Wellington, particularly those looking for experiences catered to their individual preferences.
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Ride at your own pace by hiring an eBike on this half-day self-guided adventure of Wellington. From the centrally located Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you’ll be enthralled from start to finish. These quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike. You will be provided with riding instructions, a helmet, a lock and a cycle map of the city, including top picks of places to stop on your ride. You can ride the bays to take in the best view points or use your eBike as your transport between the Wellington must see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, you'll love exploring Wellington on these top-quality electric bikes!
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Wellington Movie TourHalf-day Tours

Wellington Movie Tour

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Welcome to Weta Workshop’s home.  The movie industry doesn’t often open its doors!  Here, you’ll be thrilled by genuine, life-size movie props from a number of different contemporary movies.  Learn how Weta turns a director's vision into scenery, models, and figures. Some of the most captivating Hollywood films use Weta's props, and this tour explains why.
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group TourFull-day Tours

Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

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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.
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Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private TourHalf-day Tours

Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private Tour

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Wellington’s sprawling coastline can be intimidating to explore. This guided tour will take you around all the highlights in around five hours. Starting with views of the harbour and the sprawling Wellington region at the Mount Victoria lookout, you’ll be driven around Oriental Bay, the Miramar Peninsula and the winding southern coastline. In between, enjoy stops at Weta Workshop’s Weta Cave shop, the Wahine Memorial Park and Taputarenga Marine Reserve.
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights TourHalf-day Tours

From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

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Wellington’s south coast is both a popular choice and a missed opportunity for visitors; although a visit to Weta Workshop is a popular choice, many visitors pass up the chance to see the rocky beaches and rough surf that Wellington locals have learned to love. From the Weta Cave to the Taputarenga Marine Reserve, this small group tour offers the full south coast experience.
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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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Mercedes Viano Wellington Tour

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Travel Instyle with a German Luxury car or Van and be guided by Aaron a kiwi born Chef and Guide. Enjoy local hospitality and guided recommendations for shopping and food including Manuka honey Sheep skins and Jade/Greenstone.
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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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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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Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Wellington’s hills and devise your own itinerary on this self-guided electric bike tour. Opt for a 1 or 2-day bike rental and zip between sights like the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Zealandia Sanctuary; glide along the Wellington Waterfront; or escape the city to cycle the Rimutaka Rail Trail or take in the views from Mt Victoria.
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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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