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See the top attractions of Wellington on a hop-on hop-off minivan tour that follows a 90 minute route throughout the capital city and its outskirts. You can hop off at any of the 11 stops to explore points of interest such as Mt Victoria Lookout, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden or the Te Papa museum on your own. Your guide points out sights such as Parliament & Old St Paul’s Church and the Cable Car on this small-group tour.


  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Wellington by minivan
  • Choose to disembark at any of 11 convenient stops to visit specific sights in depth
  • Explore the natural world at Zealandia, Wellington Zoo, Carter Observatory or the Botanic Gardens
  • Stop for photo ops at the top of Mt Victoria where you get great views overlooking Wellington
  • Hear informative commentary onboard the minivan from your friendly and knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour

Old St Paul's, Wellington

Start your hop-on hop-off minivan tour at the Wellington i-Site Visitor Centre. Your guide makes a brief photo stop at Mt Victoria, but you can disembark at any of the 11 stops to visit a site in more depth on your own.

View interactive exhibits on Maori culture at the Te Papa Tongarewa, a premier museum, or take in contemporary design at City Gallery Wellington; delve into Wellington’s maritime history at the award-winning Museum of Wellington; discover New Zealand wildlife at Zealandia or the Wellington Zoo; stroll Wellington Botanic Garden; or gaze up at the southern hemisphere in the Carter Observatory’s digital planetarium.

Your ticket is valid for the day of purchase (tickets purchased for the last departure of the day are also valid for the following day), and your driver can tell you when the next minivan will arrive to take you to the next location. If you’d like to check out great cafés, restaurants and shops, disembark at chic Courtenay Place, bohemian Cuba Precinct or the gorgeous waterfront around Oriental Bay. Wellington offers so much to explore, you may not want to leave.


Customer Reviews

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

All went smoothly and a good trip at a reasonable price, excellent

Alex Sharp New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

As an Ex Wellingtonian I wanted the opportunity to see how the city had changed since I lived here over 30 years ago. Our guide, Stan, was excellent in providing verbal snapshots of key elements of Wellingtons suburbs and history. By the end of the tour I felt the intervening years had vanished and I had caught up on what Wellington has always been. A must for newbies to this great city, tourists and returning residents.

Dan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

great way to see all the sights in Wellington


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Very friendly, safe and informative drivers who made the trip entertaining. Would highly recommend this mini version of the typical hop on off bus we are used to.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Well organised and friendly staff

Ann L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This isn't your typical big city double-decker hop on hop off bus. It is a small 9-10 person, intimate 2-hour tour of Wellington with 12 different stops where you may get off and another driver will pick you up in 1 hour. The driver will stop at four of the stops for about 5-10 minutes for you to take photos Mt. Victoria, Weta Cave and Studio where 90 films, including parts of Avatar and the Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed, The Cable Car station and museum and St. Pauls Cathedral. I highly suggest stopping off for the Weta Cave tour and afterwards, when you are picked up, the famous Le Pape museum. There is a charge for Weta Cave but the museum is free. This is a five-star tour and I have toured 83 countries to date.

Dr Gerrard T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Look no further, this is the BEST! John does the tour straight from his heart.

Neeraj A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

One of the best, I give all star to everyone involved specially the person who shown me around. Very happy to receive such a response. Wish all the best, and definitely use it in a new city, where ever I go in future.

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very informative trip - would recommend

Cathy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

bus tour was very good. driver and stops were good, which enable us to get a nice overview of
wellington. his commentary of the sites were very interesting.

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