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.
2.5-hour guided coach tour of Wellington's highlights
Get great photo ops of Wellington's architectural landmarks, rolling hills and rugged coastline
See the iconic Beehive and other Parliament buildings
Stroll around heritage-listed Old St Paul's Cathedral
Visit the Begonia House and Lady Norwood Rose Garden, located in the stunning Wellington Botanic Garden
Take in 360-degree views of Wellington from Mt Victoria
Have the option to ride the classic red cable car (own expense)
Get an overview of Wellington, New Zealand’s dynamic capital, on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour — a great introduction for those short on time. Meet your driver-guide at a central location and get settled aboard the comfortable coach, then listen to informative commentary on Wellington’s history and landmarks. Pass by the neoclassical Parliament House and learn about the unusual architectural design of the Beehive (aka Executive Wing). You’ll make a stop at the heritage-listed Old St Paul’s Church to walk around and admire its timber construction. Meander the paths of the 62-acre (25-hectare) Wellington Botanic Garden, following your guide to the Begonia House and Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Opt for a scenic 5-minute ride from here to the city center on the Wellington Cable Car (own expense). Next, your coach motors up to the Mt Victoria lookout, which boasts sweeping views over Wellington, before returning to the coast. You’ll pass through Oriental Parade, Seatoun and Thorndon, and soak up the bustling atmosphere of the Wellington waterfront, before your tour ends.
A nice quick trip around the essential sights of Wellington
, Jun 2019
Took this tour in June 2019. Our driver/tour guide, Jack, was friendly and knew the sights in Wellington. He was accommodating and patient. The tour itself gives you a nice “overview” of Wellington. The 2.5 hours were sufficient for such kind of tour - it wasn’t too tiring or hectic as well. Although the short time meant that the tour would be tight. We didn’t have much time to go around the Wellington Museum. It’s all good though as the drive around the city was nice and relaxing. Will definitely recommend this particular tour.
We were stumped by the beauty of Wellington. Loraine was so passionate and patient in taking us around her town. The time that the tour takes is 2 hours ideally, but she does not mind even if the tour goes on for half an hour more. She was knowledgable, funny and extremely good driver. She took us around all the key sites and shared some lovely information about each of it. But what we loved the most is the coast of Wellington and understanding the lifestlye of the people who live in the city. I would surely recommend this tour to all the travellers who visit Wellington.
Hi there, thanks for doing the City Sights tour with us. Lorraine (and Hammonds) are proud of our city and love to show it off when we can. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Safe travels, nga mihi Janet
This was the best organised tour thanks to your company. Due to weather conditions our ship had to change course and all our timings were out. I was concerned that we would miss out, but no, Viator was totally up to date and notified us in plenty of time. We were picked up at the wharf and returned in time to board our ship. Wonderful driver, he had a great knowledge of Wellington and his co driver was also very pleasant and helpful. Don't hesitate with this company. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip.
The driver dropped us to take the cable car and then would meet us at the top...as we approached the bus she started to drive off...we ran to catch up. At the second stop we were there at the correct time and she drove off again! At another site she didn’t stop because she was pressed for time. And on and on it went...
We landed a great driver who was very engaging and willing to answer our questions. We saw quite a few things around the city which were historical and interesting. Stopped at a beautiful Anglican Church which in itself was worth the whole trip.
Our guide was very pleasant but this was a large bus and a cruise ship had just come into port, complete full. It felt like it took a long time to get everyone on and off the bus and only 15 minutes at each stop so I feel like we didn't really see that much. We could not go up to Mt. Victoria as it was closed for a car rally. If you want a really quick overview, perhaps this is the tour for you but with hindsight, I would rather have gone on a more in depth tour with fewer people. Our driver and guide was knowledgeable and did his best to make this tour enjoyable for everyone.
Really enjoyed my recent Wellington City Tour - our driver made sure we arrived at the various places of interest at different times to the tours organised by our cruise ship, so no crowds to contend with. Commentary was interesting, bus was very comfortable and having fine weather that day certainly added to the experience.