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See the top attractions of Wellington on a hop-on hop-off minivan tour that follows a 2-hour route throughout the capital city and its outskirts. You can hop off at any of the 17 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 Weta Cave, Old St Paul’s Church and the Parliament House on this small-group tour, limited to 11 people.


  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Wellington by minivan
  • Choose to disembark at any of 17 convenient stops to visit specific sights in depth
  • See one of the world’s best examples of Gothic Revival architecture at Old St Paul’s, considered a Wellington icon
  • Explore the natural world at Zealandia, Wellington Zoo, Carter Observatory or the Botanic Gardens
  • Stop for photo ops at the top of the Cable Car route where you get great views overlooking Wellington
  • Check out the movie-making magic of Weta Cave
  • 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 three brief photo stops at Mt Victoria, the heritage-listed Old St Paul’s Church and the top of the Cable Car route, but you can disembark at any of the 17 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; see the special effects behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy at Weta Cave; delve into Wellington’s maritime history at the award-winning Museum of Wellington City and Sea; tour the childhood home of author Katherine Mansfield; 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 24 hours from time of first use, 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, the Sheepskin Warehouse or the gorgeous waterfront around Oriental Bay. Wellington offers so much to explore, you may not want to leave.


Customer Reviews


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.

Margaret T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour with good driver and comentary

Rosanna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent tour with an informative commentary. Made the best use of our short stay in Wellington. Booking arrangements worked smoothly. Clear directions to pick up point were appreciated. Very good value for money.

Geoffrey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Unfortunately, my review for Wellington which I had completed at the same time as the review for Dunedin somehow disappeared when I pressed the submit Review button for Dunedin.
We also thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Wellington and the driver / guide was again excellent

Stephen E K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Saw all the highlights of Wellington at a great price.

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