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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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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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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.27
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US$58.27

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.47
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US$43.47

From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour
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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107.02
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US$107.02

Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington
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Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

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Across the Cook Strait is the Marlborough Sounds, a cluster of picturesque bays, inlets and islands. Set in one of these bays is the Bay of Many Coves Resort, a luxury hotel that can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. Your helicopter will leave the Wellington waterfront and fly you over the Cook Strait to the Resort. Once there, you’ll be treated to a three-course lunch at the resort’s gourmet restaurant The Foredeck.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$533.28
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US$533.28

Lord of Rings Half Day Tour

Lord of Rings Half Day Tour

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We make our way up to the Mount Victoria Lookout to see spectacular views of Wellington’s city by driving up Courtenay Place, past the Embassy Picture Theatre which held two world premieres; The last LOTR instalment The Return of the King (2003), and the first Hobbit movie An Unexpected Journey (2012). Then it is off to Hobbiton Woods where the filming of his epic trilogy began. Home of the Shortcut to Mushrooms scene; Sam & Frodo’s Second Breakfast; the location where the Hobbits hid from the Black Rider (“Get off the Road!”); the Race to the Buckleberry Ferry scene; and King Théoden’s Dunharrow Encampment. Now we are off to the Weta Workshop in Miramar. for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour where you see how props plus weaponry are made and probably maybe meet artists at work. At the Weta Cave see and have photos with Gollum, Lurtz the Uruk-hai, Bilbo’s three Trolls. The tour concludes with a drive around the bays where you will enjoy the delights of a ‘Rivendell Ripple’.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.74
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US$92.74

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.18
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US$89.18

Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour

Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour

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First stop is Dry Creek Quarry site of Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith. Then the River Anduin where the Fellowship travelled to Amon Hen, Gardens of Isengard -Gandalf met Saruman to discuss the Ring, where Saruman’s Orcs destroy the gardens. Rivendell home of the Elves. More adventurous may cross swing bridge. Lunch at a local cafe (not included in tour price). Weta Workshop seeing how props, weaponry are made, maybe meet artists at work and see sets from Thunderbirds. Meet Gollum, Lurtz the Uruk-hai, Bilbo’s Trolls. Hobbiton Woods where the trilogy began. Shortcut to Mushrooms scene; Sam & Frodo’s Second Breakfast; where Hobbits hid from the Black Rider (“Get off the Road!”); Race to the Buckleberry Ferry scene; King Théoden’s Dunharrow Encampment. Mount Victoria Lookout to see views of Wellington. Back into the city Courtenay Place, the Embassy Picture Theatre which held two world premieres; The Return of the King (2003), first Hobbit movie An Unexpected Journey (2012).
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  • 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.71
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US$150.71

Private Wellington Full Day Sightseeing Tour
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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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$168.10
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US$168.10

Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland

Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland

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Take the scenic route from Wellington to Auckland and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most spectacular train routes. Hop aboard for a dramatic journey through the Tongariro National Park, passing along the Kapiti Coast, through the Waikato countryside, and beneath the towering peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, and Ruapehu mountains.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107.24
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US$107.24

Wellington Full Day Tour

Wellington Full Day Tour

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Discover the top attractions of Wellington on this all-day guided tour. The itinerary includes a drive up to the top of Mount Victoria for the views, a visit to Weta Studios on the Miramar Peninsula to see where "Lord of the Rings" was filmed (if option selected), a ride on the Wellington Cable Car, plus stops at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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  • 6 hours 27 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$154.58
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Spectacular Wellington: Private Sightseeing Tour - Full Day

Spectacular Wellington: Private Sightseeing Tour - Full Day

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Experience the capital city of New Zealand at your own pace on a customized private tour. Visit the hole in the wall food stores, ride the iconic Wellington Cable Car, take in the view from Mount Victoria Lookout or visit the wind turbines. Learn about the history of the city and enjoy local snacks and refreshments on this tour where it’s all about you!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$202.30
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US$202.30

Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike
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Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.78
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7-Hour Private Scenic Kapiti Coast Tour from Wellington
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7-Hour Private Scenic Kapiti Coast Tour from Wellington

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Escape from Wellington for the day on this private fully-day tour of the beautiful Kapiti Coast. Enjoy a variety of sights and attractions to suit your needs and interests, including the views from Paekakariki Hill, the Nga Manu Wildlife Centre, and the Tuatara Brewery. This is an ideal tour for travelers short on time in the Wellington region who want to explore beyond the city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$172.16
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Wētā Workshop Experience in Wellington
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Wētā Workshop Experience in Wellington

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Wellington, New Zealand, is home to an entire community of creative Wētā Workshop artisans who’ve brought life to such films as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar, and many others. Wētā Workshop is your gateway to filmmaking creativity. Join our guided tours and learn about the making of movie effects, from armour to weapons, creatures to costumes, make-up to miniatures, and more!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.13
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US$29.13

Private Wairarapa Wine Delights Tour from Wellington
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Private Wairarapa Wine Delights Tour from Wellington

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Get out of Wellington city for the day and enjoy the rural atmosphere of Martinborough and the South Wairarapa wine country on this full-day wineries tour. Over the day you’ll visit four wineries and enjoy tastings at each, plus a delicious lunch at one. The tour is private and customizable so you can request in advance any specific wineries you may want to visit.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$195.34
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US$195.34
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Whitewater rafting exhilarating rapids through rugged wilderness

Whitewater rafting exhilarating rapids through rugged wilderness

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Wellington rafting's Grade 3 wilderness river tour is the closest wilderness river tour to any city in New Zealand, only 45 minutes from the city the forest you travel through is untouched ancient New Zealand flora. The scenery is outstanding with it's cascading waterfalls and 1000 year old native podocarp's reaching to the sky, this tour is the best grade 3 wilderness tour in New Zealand. The river section is mostly gorge and has over 50 exciting rapids to get you buzzing, the river is flow dependent so catching it after rain makes a more exciting river tour. We embrace the indigenous New Zealand culture and include interpretation of the Maori culture. Staff at Wellington Rafting a full of life and live to share the fun loving culture of the river with you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.35
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US$115.35

Zealandia - Twilight Guided Eco Wildlife Tour

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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US$50.53
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Walking Food Tour Of Wellington

Walking Food Tour Of Wellington

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Lovers of good food and drink will enjoy this small-group food walking tour of Wellington. Sample some of the capital’s finest cuisine, including local specialties. Your guide will show you the best spots, and eat at places that you might miss when touring independently. Whether you’re a first-time or repeat visitor to Wellington, you’re sure to try something new.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.93
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Martinborough Winery Private Tour
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Martinborough Winery Private Tour

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$118.91
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City Heights Wellington Tour

City Heights 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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$347.79
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Martinborough Foodie Half Day Tour
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Martinborough Foodie Half Day Tour

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Take a break from the city and spend the day in Martinborough, one of the finest food and drink destinations in the North Island. Enjoy the views as you leave Wellington and cross the Remutaka Ranges into the Wairarapa region. Visit a cheese factory, a chocolatier, and a winery, tasting some of the finest local produce as you go. Spend some free time in Martinborough at the end, sampling more food if you wish.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.18
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Half- Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Half- Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Every member of your group can enjoy cycling around Wellington with e-bike rental that makes it quick and easy to get around. You’ll be provided with a quality e-bike, instructions, a helmet, a lock, and a cycle map of the city. Follow the map’s recommendations or create your own itinerary as this is a self-guided tour. Cycle with ease along the waterfront or up to some of Wellington’s hilly neighborhoods.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.58
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Kapiti Island Day Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$113.03
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Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia

Small Group Daytime 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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