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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.
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.
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.
Calling all Lord of the Rings fans who want to explore as many of the trilogy’s filming locations in a day as possible. This tour combines the Valley Movie Set and Wellington Movie Set tours into a full-day of exploring filming locations. See where director Peter Jackson and his scouts created sets—of Helms Deep, Rivendell, Minas Tirith, and more—in beautiful locations around New Zealand. The tours combined make one to rule them all.
This is an independent three day tour departing Wellington daily with two nights in a 4 - 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua prior to your tour concluding in Auckland on day 3. The tour includes a full day in Rotorua with admission and tours of the Agrodome, Rainbow Springs and Te Puia. On day three the tour travels to Auckland via Waitomo where you will experience a guided tour of the glowworm caves. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included for all transfers and activities listed.
Although most travellers know Wellington for its walkability, Lord of the Rings fans are often disappointed to find that many of the region’s shooting locations are out of the city and down an unwelcoming rural side-road. On this guided tour of the trilogy’s Wellington locations, your guide takes care of transport so you can focus on the scenery of Helm’s Deep, Minas Tirith and Isengard.
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.
Journey out to Wellington’s south coast, looking out over the Cook Strait, and visit the region’s only fur seal colony. Journey out to Karori Rock’s ‘leaning lighthouse’ to meet this thriving community of once-endangered critters. Tea, coffee and snacks are provided so you can relax and watch the seals in this isolated area that even many Wellingtonians don't know about.
This is one of the most interesting and memorable food tours you will have to opportunity to join that will take you on an amazing adventure around Wellington where you will explore the hidden gems and eat and drink the magic of local taste sensations.You will also see the sights and learn about the history of this stunning New Zealand capital, Wellington, that has grown into the amazing city it is.
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.
Experience a day trip of a lift time to one of New Zealand's conversation jewels; Kapiti Island. Soak up the beauty, hear the stories of the Ngati Toa Maori people, spot whales and sea birds, native birds in their natural environment free of predators such as rats, stoats and possums. Feel like you have like you have been taken back in time as you walk through stunning native bush spotting rare native birds found nowhere else in the world. You will see birds which are on the brink of extinction.Walk the tracks and summit the island, sit on the beach in peace and admire the rugged coastline or swim in the Kapiti Marine reserve, picnic on the lawn or down the beach. The choice is yours!
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.
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.
The whole Wellington region is known for its mountain biking, but visitors often stick to the shorter central city trails to avoid hiring a car. On this tour, enjoy a longer ride through bird-filled native forest, over bridges and through rail tunnels. Equipment, transport and food are taken care of - all you need to is to be ready and dressed at your accommodation.
Wellington is the epicentre of New Zealand’s culinary scene, but for the inside scoop on where to eat and drink, a local guide is a must. This 7-hour tour offers an authentic Wellington foodie experience, including craft beer tasting, a coffee making demonstration, a visit to a chocolatier, an introduction to Asian cuisine, and cheese tasting.
There are plenty of tours that take visitors around Wellington’s many highlights, but there aren’t many that can be customized down to the stop. On this private sightseeing tour, though, choose between a half-day and a full-day tour and see the side of Wellington that most excites you. Personalize your schedule with the help of your private guide and visit attractions like the New Zealand Parliament, the Wellington Cable Car and the Weta Workshop Weta Cave.
Bundle up for this 3-hour bike tour around “Windy Wellington,” so nicknamed due to the high winds brought in by the Cook Straight. Head out along the waterfront past the Te Papa museum and the beaches of Oriental Bay. Cruise the southern coastline, admiring the colorful Victorian homes and picturesque views. Plenty of stops for photos and sightseeing are included.
Discover Wellington's beautiful Eastern Bays and beyond, when you hire an electric bike (eBike) from The Bike Shed Pencarrow! The Bike Shed is conveniently located right next to the start of the Pencarrow coastal trail, and is easily accessed by public transport or car from Wellington or The Hutt Valley. Duration: 8 hour bike hire from The Bike Shed - Pencarrow, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island.
Discover Wellington's beautiful Eastern Bays and beyond, when you hire an electric bike (eBike) from The Bike Shed Pencarrow! The Bike Shed is conveniently located right next to the start of the Pencarrow coastal trail, and is easily accessed by public transport or car from Wellington or The Hutt Valley. Duration: 4 hour bike hire from The Bike Shed - Pencarrow, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island.
Enjoy yourself on a relaxing private tour heading north to the Kāpiti Coast. Appreciate the Coast's natural unspoilt beauty, deserted beaches, local birdlife, fabulous art and great food at a relaxed pace. Car enthusiasts will not want to miss the over 400 classic cars at Southward Car Museum.uTours offers you flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space and the opportunity to connect with the Kāpiti that locals love.Why chose uTours:Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements.You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually your accommodation. We will communicate with you quickly and clearly.You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after. For your comfort, groups larger than 6 people will travel in two vehicles.At the end of your tour, you will have a good sense of the Kāpiti area.Shore excursion timing will be based on your ship's schedule. uTours – it really is all about you!
Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty. The flagship daytrip of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this is suitable for riders of all levels, and can be lengthened or shortened to suit you. 18/25km of easy/moderate riding.
Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty, the meandering Hutt River trail, and the beautiful Eastern Bays. Taking in some of the best parts of the the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this is a challenging ride with a steep uphill climb to begin with. 65km of moderate riding.
Discover Wellington's beautiful Eastern Bays and beyond, when you hire an electric bike (eBike) from The Bike Shed Pencarrow! The Bike Shed is conveniently located right next to the start of the Pencarrow coastal trail, and is easily accessed by public transport or car from Wellington or The Hutt Valley. Duration: 2 hour bike hire from The Bike Shed - Pencarrow, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island.
Join the locals on the fortnightly Saturday morning Walk & Talk an Art Precinct.Explore art the best way, with other art lovers and an expert guide. Find the contemporary dealer art galleries in the city. Each Walk is to a different cluster of galleries. We are introduced to the gallery, gallerist, exhibition and sometimes we are lucky to get to talk with an artist. We get all the extras of being with a person the gallerists know and respect. Sometimes we go to art auction houses and/or artist studios. Returning several weeks later we find new exhibitions and therefore new experiences. Guides are chosen for their intimate knowledge of the region’s art scene, galleries and artists. As the exhibitions are constantly changing, no Walk is the same. Returning to the precinct will always take us to different exhibitions, deepening and extending our knowledge of the art. We always find a good place for coffee and more talking.