• Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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)

What You Can Expect

Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour

Mt Victoria, Wellington

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Short tour but well worth it, providing a terrific overview and much interesting information on the capital city of New Zealand. After the tour, we loved visiting the National Museum of New Zealand on our own. It's real life exhibit of World War 1 is more than amazing.

Elizabeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Great tour to get an over view of the city. Includes a trip on the cable car which is well worthwhile.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Enjoyed the trip with Joel as our guide.
Some tour can be stuffy and full of statistics, Joels knowledge of Wellington was first hand and informative and we had sufficient time at the landmarks.
Would recommend this tour

Raymond G J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour for short stays in Wellington

Monica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is well worth the trip and change. Start early; it can be a little exhausting, but in a good way. Provides a good overview of the city and area as way to plan your visits. On another day visit the Lower Hutt - lots of little local shops; if you like BBQ, Check out Uncle Mike’s Kansas City BBQ.

Angela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We got to see many of the coastal attractions at Wellington. Our driver was very accommodating and friendly.

Philomena S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I was the only tourist on this trip but my driver/guide was an absolute delight. I would highly recommend this tour to other visitors.

Terrence H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

An enjoyable, well organized tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Really good tour, and we got to ride the cable car as well.

Carly L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The bus driver was a mineful of information, The roads were hairy compared to Australia but not once did I feel afraid. His driving skils were amazing and the trip was everything we wanted to see in Wellington in a short tie

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