Mount Victoria Lookout Tours

One of the best places to get your bearings in the city of Wellington is from the Mount Victoria Lookout.

The panoramic views stretch from the harbor islands all the way to planes taking off and landing at the airport south-east of the city center.

Mount Victoria is 196 meters (642 feet) high. The lookout is topped by a triangular memorial to Antarctic explorer Admiral Byrd.

Practical Info

Mount Victoria Lookout is east of the city center in an area of parklands known as Town Belt. Buses run to the lookout on weekdays.
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Address: Lookout Road, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
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Admission: Free
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Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

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, plus locales like the Embassy Movie Theatre, site of the world premieres. You’ll 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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$66.82
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Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Shore Excursion of Wellington Highlights Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$116.06
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Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$87.92
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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small-Group Tour

Maximise your time in port in Wellington with a 6-hour shore excursion and take in the highlights of the New Zealand capital. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, take in the views from Mount Victoria, visit the famous Weta Cave, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$80.89
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour

Discover the capital city of New Zealand on a 2.5-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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$41.50
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$123.09
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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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