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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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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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 Studios and the historic Old St Paul’s Cathedral, ride the cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views of Wellington Harbor from the Botanic Gardens and the top of Mount Victoria.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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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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  • 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

View the must-see attractions of Wellington on a 2.5-hour shore excursion. During your sightseeing tour of New Zealand’s capital, observe architectural landmarks such as the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive, and visit Old St Paul’s Cathedral. Soak up picturesque views of the city and harbor from a lookout pt on Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car. Round-trip port transport by coach is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Shore Excursion - Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go

Ever wanted to visit a real shooting stage? Blast off on an incredible journey and discover the Weta Workshop miniatures behind the popular TV series, Thunderbirds Are Go. Enjoy a rare photo opportunity, and get a collectable Thunderbirds Are Go pin to take home.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Wellington Shore Excursion: Martinborough Half Day Winery Tour

Just a short drive from Wellington lies Martinborough, a country town nestled among some of the country’s best wineries. Don’t worry about rental cars and petrol prices: on this tour, your guide will pick you up direct from your cruise ship and transport you across the Rimutaka Ranges to three world-class Martinborough wineries. Sample their signature wines and be back in Wellington in time for dinner.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Shore Excursion - There and Back Again: The Full Experience

Go behind the scenes at Weta Workshop to see the creative studio behind ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and other top films. The crew member-led ‘There and Back Again’ tour gets you access to the Weta Cave Shop, props and costumes from Weta Workshop projects, and priority seating at a documentary screening, along with a round-trip shuttle from central Wellington that saves you the hassle of coordinating separate transit.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.66
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Shore Excursion: Wellington Craft Beer Tour

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!
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Wellington Shore Excursion: Half Day Taste Buds Tour of Petone

Receive a cruise terminal pick up and discover the locally made treats and secret foodie spots in Petone, one of the oldest settlements in Wellington. This 5-hour tour gives your taste buds a thrilling journey through the history and produce of local food and beverage artisans and importers. Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at a local specialty coffee roastery, taste freshly made cheeses, sample local craft beers, visit a chocolatier, try Martinborough's fine wines or have a tasting platter at an Italian restaurant and cafe. A different tasting experience at every location. Itinerary varies daily! Return drop off at the cruise ship terminal available at the completion of the tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Weta Workshop Shore Excursion Evening with Dinner

Discover the creative space and minds behind the ‘Lord of the Rings’ on a four-hour tour of Wellington’s Weta Workshop, where you’ll learn from crew members who design props, models, and weapons. See behind-the-scenes footage, then enjoy a three-course dinner at CoCo at the Roxy, a creative eatery decked with vintage movie posters. This four-hour Weta Workshop tour includes dinner, as well as round-trip transport from a central location in Wellington.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Wellington Shore Excursion: Rimutaka Rail Trail Bike Ride

Take a half-day bike ride on the Rimutaka Rail Trail when your cruise ship docks in Wellington. The well-maintained bike trail follows the Pakuratahi River through New Zealand's lush green countryside for an exhilarating ride that includes lunch, and the use of a bike and helmet.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Explorer - Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Discover the Remutaka area’s rich rail history and natural beauty on an easy, all-inclusive, 6 hour mountain biking day trip. The flagship of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this trail is suitable for riders of all levels. Cycle through native, bird-filled forest, over bridges and through tunnels while enjoying views of the natural landscape and the old railway system. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the Summit and embark on a fun (but easily controllable) descent to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa, home to some of New Zealand’s most scenic farmland.  You will be provided with everything you will need for your adventure - transport to and from your cruise ship, comfort mountain bikes 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! Distance 18/25km, riding time 3-4 hours, total duration 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Shore Excursion: Wellington Photography Tour

This private shore excursion from your cruise ships arrival into the Port of Wellington is a 8 hour Wellington photography tour and workshop. On this workshop, you’ll learn how to shoot dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscapes, plus forest and river photography.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$277.26
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Shore Excursion from Wellington

Your tour is fully customisable and subject to your personal preferences. We can start and finish at whatever time suits you. Be collected from the Wellington Cruise Ship Terminal. You can choose to visit Wellington City's famous sights. Visit Greytown. Venture out through the spectacular counrtyside to Martinborough for wine tastings at some of New Zealands top vineyards. Select one of the wineries to have a relaxed lunch amongst the vines. After return to your ship. This booking does not include any entry fees. You must book these yourself.
  • Duration: 1 to 12 hrs
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 1 to 12 hrs
  • Free Cancellation
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