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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)

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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

Diane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

great day very funny bus driver

Sandy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is a must do tour if you visit Wellington. You get city sights as well as a drive along the gorgeous coast with stops along for photos! Lunch at a funky fun place on the coast. Cable car ride was awesome!

Tanya C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I've always had great experiences using Viator and this tour was no different. Our tour guide, Rob, was friendly, accommodating and full of interesting little facts about Wellington and New Zealand. If you're short on time and would like to get a nice all-round feel for the city, as well as check out some of the main sights, then this tour would definitely work for you.

Bob O Mexico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Gave us a good overview of the city

Sandra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a really good tour bus driver was lovely and the cable car was great

Valmai C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had the most enjoyable tour of Wellington ,our tour guide was incredibly informative and helpful.

Christine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great value, informative and interesting tour of Wellington, taking in the city sights and coastal views. I would highly recommend this tour as a great way to see Wellington and get a feel for the city and surrounding coast. Our driver was knowledgeable and interesting. Great value and great day. Thankyou so much.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very Good to join this local tour. Drive you travel around whole city. Highly recommend cause parking is a big problem in Wellington. Take this tour can save you a lot of time to go through whole city.

Leeann C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely beautiful

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


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