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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$65.28
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US$65.28

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$173.18
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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$168.85
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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$48.71
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Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington
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Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Martinborough Wine Experience

Martinborough Wine Experience

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Martinborough - just a stone's throw from central Wellington - is one of New Zealand's most prestigious and awarded wine areas. This full-day tour includes tastings at three boutique wineries, showcasing some of the finest local drops from the region, and travels through beautiful natural scenery featured in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. For those less inclined to wine, stop at a local brewery to try some craft beers.
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  • 6 hours 10 minutes to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day

Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day

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Make the most of a short time on land with a private half-day tour of Wellington. You’ll be picked up from the cruise ship pick-up zone, to save you the hassle of navigating the city. Customize the itinerary and timing to suit your needs. Visit the capital’s highlights, including Oriental Bay, Cuba Street, the Beehive, Weta Workshop, and more. Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy Wellington.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$161.70
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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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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$119.89
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Lord of Rings Half Day Tour

Lord of Rings Half Day Tour

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Travelers with a short time in Wellington can enjoy a Lord of the Rings-themed tour in just half a day. Visit Hobbiton Woods, where many scenes were filmed, and take a tour of Weta Workshop, where many of the films’ special effects were thought up and brought to life. You’ll even see the theater that hosted the films’ world premiers. This is a must-do tour for Tolkien fans.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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 3-4 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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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

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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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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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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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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Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

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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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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Wharekauhau Degustation Heli-lunch

Wharekauhau Degustation Heli-lunch

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

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Spend a day touring the Wairarapa, the most accessible wine producing region from the capital. This convenient tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers or those with limited time in Wellington as return transfers from the central city are provided. Visit three top-notch wineries and taste samples at each, and enjoy a platter-style lunch at one. Spend time in Greytown and Featherston, and visit a Lord of the Rings filming site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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A Taste Of Wellington Food Tour (half Day)

A Taste Of Wellington Food Tour (half Day)

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Wellington is home to a thriving culinary scene, with more cafes and restaurants per capita than New York City. With new eateries regularly opening and local favorites shutting shop, it can be hard to pick out the must visit spots. On this private tour, your guide showcases Wellington's best artisan coffee roasters, cheesemongers and gelaterias.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Heights Wellington Tour

City Heights Wellington Tour

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Get to know the ‘coolest little capital’ Wellington on this private guided tour. Take in spectacular views of the city from three incredible vantage points; Mount Victoria the Wind Turbine and the top of the Cable Car. See the golden sands and colorful townhouses of Oriental Bay, discover nature at the Rose Gardens and see Peter Jackson’s impressively restored art-deco style Roxy Cinema.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington
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Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington

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Sip your way around Martinborough — a once sleepy colonial town that’s now a prominent wine village at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail — on this private day trip from Wellington. Following hotel or port pickup and a scenic drive through the Wairarapa, you’ll visit three of Martinborough’s renowned wineries. Enjoy a guided wine tasting at each and a lunch platter with wine at Poppies Martinborough. Then, choose to continue hopping around Martinborough’s wineries or travel to nearby Greytown, whose pretty streets are thronged with cafes and antique stores.
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  • 7 hours
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What people are saying about Wellington Tours

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Wellington Sightseeing Tour
"The tour was excellent. We enjoyed it all, but especially the great views and our guide's historical and personal stories of Wellington"..."
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Wellington Full Day Tour
"Danny was great!! Really personalized our tour and made a special effort to find and take us to a place where we could buy some specialty NZ items we had our hearts set on. Lunch was great and he made sure we got to all the must see places. Thank you Danny for a wonderful day!"..."
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Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour
"Not to be missed. Do this tour before going to the museum, Te Papa. It will bring that experience alive! Amazing guide who was knowledgeable and kind and knew the cry, LOR, and the small group allowed time for questions and flexibility. If you are on a ship, choose this one over the ship tour. They are very aware of ship schedules and the need for early return!"..."
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InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton
"Time to relax before the next part of our trip. We are on a family orientated journey and Blenheim was the next call."..."
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Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington
"Phil was excellent throughout and had some excellent wine recommendations for the group. Great knowledge of the history of the area."..."
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Martinborough Wine Experience
"Our driver was very helpful when I wasn’t well on the journey in. The drive in was spectacular. The wine tastings were interesting. The lunch was excellent. The inclusion of a brief stop at Rivendell was an added bonus."..."
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Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day
"Highly recommend using Suzee for a private tour around Wellington. She is a local guide and know how to avoid the crowds. Had a booster seat and snacks for our 3 year old son. 5 stars"..."
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Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland
"Very pleasant journey, it's worth it! The thing I recommend is for the variety of the food and, if possible to have more seatings at the food coach. Otherwise, excellent!"..."
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour
"Scenery was amazing guide was very knowledgeable of the spot's we visited lunch was great we saw the seals look out points were amazing"..."
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Lord of Rings Half Day Tour
"The overall trip was grest, seeing the sets on mount Victoria to the Weta Workshop Tour, it was amazing, a must for all."..."
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Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike
"Bike riding in beautiful parts of the world is one of our favorite things to do while traveling. Wellington, NZ did not disappoint! The scenery was breathtaking and the bikes were great! Thank you!"..."
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Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington
"The helicopter ride, our pilot who gave us great commentries, the lunch was yummy, the resort wow and the staff were all amazing!"..."
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington
"Excellent weather, wines and great small group company. The driver was flexible and accommodating and helpful. A beaut day out!"..."
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Wētā Workshop Experience in Wellington
"Great tour, very interesting, would do it again next time we visit Wellington, worth visiting if you love movies"..."
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Spectacular Wellington: Private Sightseeing Tour - Full Day
"It was a fabulous day. Very informative. Suzee was always very helpful. A perfect day. Especially recommended for disabled people."..."
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Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
"My husband and I had a wonderful day in Wellington with the ebikes we rented. Location was easy to find and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We rode approximately 30 miles up the coast and in land and even up Mt Victoria. Bikes were awesome 😎"..."
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Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia
"Excellent guided tour, takes you all around Zealandia with fascinating stories about New Zealand’s wildlife! Perfect afternoon in nature!"..."
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Walking Food Tour Of Wellington
"We loved the food tour in Wellington. Some awesome food and our host, “Peter” was superb. He had interesting facts and was a lot of fun."..."
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Wharekauhau Degustation Heli-lunch
"The wine matching to the world class cuisine along with the outstanding service, makes this an unforgettable experience."..."
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Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour
"Had a great experience on our day out at Martinborough. Our Tour guide Brian was awesome. Very friendly and informative. Super nice guy. The vineyards we’re lovely and the lunch was delish. The drive was stunning as well. I would recommend this Tour to anyone. A fantastic way to spend a a day. Thanks Brian."..."
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A Taste Of Wellington Food Tour (half Day)
"We had an amazing day with Jon. The food was incredible and from very diverse countries. We ended at a brew pub with good beer and wine. Jon is very personable and is very knowledgable about Wellington, New Zealand and Australia. He customized our tour to our tastes and even added some sightseeing. Great day, great guy. Highly recommend. Garth and Ginny from Delaware."..."
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Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington
"Our wonderful and accommodating tour guide Kelvin was there waiting for us by the cruise ship upon our arrival. We visited three fabulous wineries and had an amazing charcuterie lunch at Poppies! Also cause we had extra time in the morning we even had a forest walk at a national park. Highly recommend this memorable tour!!!"..."
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