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Things to Do in Wellington

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Wellington and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Wellington activities? We have 87 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Seal Coast 4WD Safari

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 93.67


<em>Seal Coast Safari – Wellington Tours offers exclusive scenic tours to Wellington's rugged coast line, offering sublime views, exclusive access to private farmland and the chance to encounter New Zealand fur seals up close and personal. Come and enjoy the best Wellington has to offer and have a cup of coffee and gourmet muffin with the seals, whilst taking in the true beauty of Wellington.<br /><br... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Zealandia: The Exhibition and Sanctuary Valley

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 14.61


Take a trip through time and see the evolution of New Zealand's wildlife brought to life at Zealandia, one of New Zealand's premier eco-attractions located just minutes from central Wellington. At Zealandia: The Exhibition, you'll see New Zealand's incredible natural history and world-renowned conservation movement showcased in a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition. Then step outside, through the predator-proof fence and into... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

The Great War Exhibition Admission

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 11.24


The Great War Exhibition, created by Sir Peter Jackson and supported by ANZ, tells the story of the First World War in brilliant colour helping us to understand the hardship endured by those who served and those who stayed behind.&nbsp; The onsite Home Shores Caf&eacute; provides a welcome break after your journey and the On-Board Store offers a range of collectibles and WW1 themed products.

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Attraction Tickets

Staglands Wildlife Reserve Entry Ticket

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 16.49


Use your all-day admission ticket to Staglands Wildlife Reserve located in the Akatarawa Valley near Wellington and enjoy the unique and exciting opportunity to connect with nature and feed and freely interact with native New Zealand wildlife in a beautiful, natural environment. At Staglands visitors can feed and freely interact with wildlife in beautiful surroundings. Enjoy the walk-through... Read More

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Audio Guided Tours

Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 19.99


Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour.<br />Immerse yourself in the windy city of Wellington, the 'Coolest Little Capital in the World'. In this audio tour explore this beautiful seaside city where you can take a cable car up the top of Mount Victoria, walk along the breezy Waterfront and visit one of the top museums in the world, the Te... Read More

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Wellington Cocktail Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 116.15


Get away from the tourist trap,enjoy the local and quirky atmosphere and&nbsp; sample some of Wellington's best cocktail creations. In this guided 2.5 hours walking tour,you will hear about the history of the bars and meet the master mixologist at each location through this fun,informal yet informative cocktail tour.<br /><br />By the end of the tour, you will learn about the best watering holes in town with... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 71.19


From the centrally located Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you'll be enthralled from start to finish. These quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike! Your guide will keep you safe with helmets... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Wellington Shore Excursion: Guided 5-hour Tour by Electric Bike

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 71.19


From the centrally located Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you'll be enthralled from start to finish. These quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike! Your guide will keep you and your small group... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Rimutaka Inclined Cycle Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 82.43


An easy day ride with an adventurous edge to suit most levels of rider experience. 17- 35 km (depends how you choose to do it) of riding on the Rimutaka Rail Trail. This is an ideal Cruise Ship visitor experience.

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Bike Rentals

Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 56.20


Ride at your own pace by hiring an eBike on this full-day self-guided adventure of Wellington. (Optionally, extend your rental for two days and have it for your entire stay.) From the centrally located Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you'll be enthralled from start to... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 131.13


Journey into the heart of Wellington on this city sightseeing small-group tour. From its unearthly south coast to its bizarre central Beehive, the contrasts and quirkiness of Wellington's wonders are unequaled anywhere on earth. Travel by cable car to the top of Mt Victoria, visit the Parliament buildings and Te Papa - the national museum.

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City Tours

Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 206.07


On this amazing private tour you will see the top attractions in Wellington city has to offer! You will be driven around the stunning coast line to view the seals at Red Rocks.<br />Discover the views from Mt Victoria, ride the Cable Car and wander through the Botanical Gardens, before visiting Old St Paul's Church and Parliament grounds with the iconic Beehive building<br />Lunch is taken at Chocolate Fish cafe... Read More

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City Tours

Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 41.21


Discover the highlights of Wellington on this guided 2.5-hour coach tour around New Zealand's beautiful capital city. Admire local landmarks and historic buildings, including icons such as the Beehive and Old St Paul's Cathedral. From Mt Victoria, enjoy panoramic views over Wellington Harbour and the South Coast, and drive through pretty suburbs including Seatoun and Oriental Bay. Visit parts of the Wellington Botanic Garden... Read More

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City Tours

Southern Explorer Walk

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


Experience part of the Te Araroa Walkway, the Trail of New Zealand. A stunning half or full day walk that takes in the best views and scenery Wellington has to offer.

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City Tours

Paekakariki Escarpment Track

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 164.85


Tackle one of Wellington's newest and wildest walks, across steep coastal cliffs with spectacular views over the K’piti Coast.

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Cultural Tours

Greytown Country Village Heaven Tour Weekdays

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 141.62


Greytown is a country village with metropolitan style. This shopping gem has beautifully restored Victorian wooden buildings that house stylish and interesting specialty stores, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.This full-day guided tour takes you from Wellington on a scenic one-hour train journey through New Zealand countryside to Greytown. Be met by your guide off the train and discover Greytown... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Greytown Country Village Heaven Tour Weekends

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 141.62


Greytown is a country village with metropolitan style. This shopping gem has beautifully restored Victorian wooden buildings that house stylish and interesting specialty stores, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.This full-day guided tour takes you from Wellington on a scenic one-hour train journey through New Zealand countryside to Greytown. Be met by your guide off the train and discover Greytown... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Pinot to Palliser tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 215.43


Let us take  you on an impressively scenic road out to the Southern Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Visit the unique fishing village that is <br />Ngawi as seen on TV and if you're up for it climb to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse.  On a fine day you can enjoy panoramic views to the mountains of the South Island. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and have coffee or tea at the Historic Lake... Read More

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Cultural Tours

There and Back Again: The Full Experience

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 63.69


Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! You'll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you'll explore our Weta Cave Workshop Tour and our Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go.Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey and you'll get priority seating to our... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Maori Highlights Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 14.99


Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa's taonga (M’ori cultural treasures) and hear their stories for insights into M’ori culture. From historic, artistic, and contemporary perspectives, this tour will enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand's M’ori culture unique.

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Cultural Tours

Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 14.99


Discover the highlights of Te Papa Tongarewa, meaning a ''container of treasures' in the M’ori language. While admission is free to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, you'll discover these cultural treasures and hear stories told with authority and passion by a museum guide. This evening express tour lasts 45 minutes, perfect if you're short on time.

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Day Trips

Wellington’s Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 157.36


Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and movies, and see how Middle-earth was created in the beautiful countryside outside Wellington. Go behind the scenes on a visit to the Weta Studios, where 'The Lord of the Rings'... Read More

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Day Trips

Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 131.13


See Middle-earth for yourself on this scenic tour of <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> outdoor filming locations in the Wellington area. Travel around in a comfortable vehicle, stopping at locations that served as the Shire, River Anduin, Helm Deep, Rivendell and more. As you channel your... Read More

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Day Trips

Kapiti Gold Coast Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 176.09


Explore the Kapiti Coast on a scenic tour that follows a coastal route north of Wellington to Otaki. Stop at historic sites like Camp Russell and Rangiatea Church; discover natural treasures at Nga Manu Nature Reserve and Queen Elizabeth Park; get amazing views of the North and South Islands and marvel at rare vehicles in a vintage car museum in Paraparaumu. Enjoy lunch at a beachside cafe, plus stops for morning tea and... Read More

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Day Trips

Palliser Bay and Coastal Delights Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 176.09


Get off the beaten track with this tour to Palliser Bay! Visit Lake Ferry and the fishing village of Ngawi where you can take in the stunning views of this unique coastline. Enjoy visiting the largest fur seal colony in the North Island, where you will be able to experience up-close encounters with... Read More

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Day Trips

Wild Wellington - Full Day

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 176.09


The Wild Wellington Full Day Tour is a combination of our Seal Colony &amp; Farm tour and the Otari Wiltons Bush Eco Trek.<br />The tour will start with the Otari Eco Trek before heading to a Bistro Lunch at one of Wellington's iconic Cafes. A full menu is available here with vegetarian &amp; gluten free options. After lunch we will spend the afternoon enjoying the Seal Colony &amp; farm tour before... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Taste Buds Tour: Wairarapa - Full Day

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 209.81


Enjoy a full day tasting tour of the Wairarapa region with a local guide. The tour includes a scenic drive over the Rimutaka Ranges from Wellington to the Wairarapa as well as tastings at a Martinborough vineyard, an award winning olive oil grove, a local craft brewery and a tasting platter at a local cheese shop. All tasting fees and lunch at a selected vineyard restaurant are included in your tour package. The maximum group... Read More

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Ferry Services

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 48.71


InterIslander offers daily ferry services across Cook Strait linking New Zealand's North and South Islands. Cruise across in 3-hours whilst traveling in comfort and style as you savor one of the world's most scenic ferry journeys.The InterIslander is an experience not be missed.

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Food Tours

Small-Group Wellington Food Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 224.05


Discover the diverse flavors of New Zealand on this 5-hour small-group Wellington food tour. Spin through New Zealand's capital by air-conditioned minivan with a guide, and visit some of the butchers' shops, coffee-roasters, cheese-makers, and ice-cream parlors the locals love. Sample some of the diverse produce on offer, and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. This 5-hour food-lover's tour includes round-trip travel from... Read More

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Food Tours

Half-Day Wellington Foodie Experience

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 146.12


Join this 4-hour food tour designed for those with less time in Wellington but who still want a well-rounded culinary experience. Discover why the city is known as the coffee and craft beer capital of New Zealand as you visit local spots like a coffee roaster, Asian food importer, cheese supplier, and chocolatier. Samples are included. Tour is limited to 10 people to provide a small-group experience.

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Food Tours

Full-Day Wellington Foodie Experience

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 290.74


Discover why Wellington is known as the coffee and craft beer capital of New Zealand on a 7-hour culinary tour. With a guide who introduces you to the vast array of taste sensations in the city, you'll enjoy an experience you wouldn't be able to have on your own. Visit local purveyors such as a cheese importer and a spice shop to sample and learn about Wellington's foodie culture. Tour is limited to 10 people to provide a... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Wellington’s Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 71.19


Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf on a half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. See where Middle-earth was created in New Zealand's beautiful countryside on this Wellington 'Lord of the Rings' tour, and discover why the scenic region was chosen to film the famous 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' movies. Visit movie director Peter Jackson's Wellington production base, Weta Studios, to see where LOTR... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 288.49


Discover the natural highlights around beautiful Wellington on a full-day guided tour that explores the South Coast and Red Rocks, and visits the Museum of Wellington City and Sea and Wellington Botanic Gardens. Travel by 4WD to see a New Zealand fur seal colony and take in spectacular views of the Tasman Sea. Learn about Maori legends and Wellington's history, get close to native plant and bird life and enjoy lunch alongside... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Scenic Wellington Helicopter Flight

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 9 minutes
Priced From: USD 89.92


Moments after boarding your helicopter you will ascend from the heart of the capital city on a short but exhilarating flight. In an instant, the Wellington landscape is brought into perspective. You will have a unique bird's eye view of the stunning landscape dotted with iconic buildings such as Te Papa, the Beehive and the Cake Tin. Weather permitting you will be treated to views of the Marlborough Sounds and upper South... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 149.12


Escape the heart of the capital city to explore the boundaries of Wellington Harbour on this 15-minute Helicopter flight. Fly over the tectonic landscape that encompasses Wellington city shaped by a massive earthquake in 1855. Take in views of Matiu Somes Island and Cook Strait, highway to the ferries that shuttle between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. On returning back to the city glimpse at famous... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 40 minutes
Priced From: USD 224.05


Discover what lies beyond Wellington City on this 40-minute South Coast Discovery helicopter flight. Fly west towards the majestic Makara Wind Farm before turning to the south. View the wild South Coast where seal colonies line the rugged shores. Karori Rock Lighthouse appears as a standing testament to the shipping dangers of Cook Strait.Allow 40-minutes for the experience (22-minute... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Wharekauhau Helicopter Tour with 5-Course Lunch from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 423.37


Combine a gourmet lunch with a thrilling helicopter flight on this 3-hour tour from Wellington. Admire spectacular aerial views of the Cook Strait, Rimutaka Mountain Range, Orongorongo Valley, and Palliser Bay as you soar overhead on a helicopter, then touchdown to enjoy a delicious... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 520.79


Deep in the Marlborough Sounds, Bay of Many Coves, a 5-star luxury resort, offers perfect seclusion in a pristine natural environment. Enjoy a helicopter journey to discover world-class cuisine, stunning scenery, adventure, romance and a sense of relaxation you could only... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

30-Minute Romantic Helicopter Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 595.72


Treat a loved one to a special once in a lifetime experience they will never forget with this romantic private helicopter ride from Wellington City. Enjoy stunning views of coastlines and farms. Land for some quality time with your loved one with a complimentary bubbly in hand.

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Hiking & Camping

Otari Eco Trek - Half Day

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 82.43


This Eco Trek is a Half Day tour of Wellington's extraordinary natural flora and fauna. The tour departs from central Wellington and we travel past some of the city's most famous icons on our way to Otari Wiltons Bush. The Trek starts at the Waharoa (Maori for entrance) and we head through the Fernery and examine some of the undergrowth . We then head down to the creek, all the while looking out for the Native birds the... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Matiu Somes Eco Trek

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 146.12


Discover Wellington's extraordinary natural features and contrasts. On this small group tour you will take a 20 minute ferry trip from central Wellington, to land on Matiu Somes Island in the middle of Wellington harbour.

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 33.72


Discover the best of Wellington on a scenic hop-on hop-off tour that travels to top sights within the city and surroundings. See attractions including Mt Victoria, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden or the Te Papa museum on your own. Your friendly guide shares informative commentary throughout the 2-hour ride by minivan, with numbers limited to 11 people. You can hop off at any of 11 stops to explore in depth and your... Read More

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Jeep & 4WD Tours

Seal Coast Safari in Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 93.03


Enjoy the thrill of having a coffee with a New Zealand fur seal as you travel from Wellington to Tongue Point to see these beautiful creatures in their native environment.

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Movie & TV Tours

Valley Movie Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 67.44


Escape the city to experience the natural outer region of Wellington as we take you on our Lord of the Rings location tour.  Learn how Peter Jackson and his location scouts had the vision to create amazing sets in some beautiful (and not so beautiful) locations around NZ.<br />Exclusive on-location movie clips included.

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Movie & TV Tours

Wellington Movie Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 37.47


See where the famous Lord of the Rings filming all began in the “Hobbiton Woods” before exploring the home of NZ's movie-making industry and visiting the Weta Cave.<br />Exclusive on-location movie clips included.

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Movie & TV Tours

Full-Day Ultimate Movie Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 89.92


Combine our Valley and Wellington Movie Tours for this full-day tour of fun with Wellingtons biggest Lord of the Rings and scenic tour.  Let us show you the sights of the Wellington region as we take you locations used for filming many famous Lord of the Rings scenes.<br /><br />Helms Deep, Minas Tirith<br />Isengard, Gardens of Isengard, Hinged Trees of Isengard<br... Read More

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Movie & TV Tours

Weta Workshop Evening Tour including Dinner at Coco at the Roxy

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


Enjoy a journey from the Wellington CBD to the heart of Wellington's movie making precinct. On arrival you will enjoy an extended evening Weta Cave Workshop Tour. Guided by one of our skilled Weta technicians you will be shown the creative process from the Workshop floor using examples from the... Read More

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Movie & TV Tours

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Thunderbirds Are Go at the Weta Workshop

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 27.73


Blast off on an incredible journey and discover the Weta Workshop miniatures built for the popular TV series <em>Thunderbirds Are Go</em>. Your experienced guide will reveal the initial concepts, props and models used for Tracy Island, the Thunderbird hangars, Creighton-Ward... Read More

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Movie & TV Tours

Shore Excursion - Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 27.73


Blast off on an incredible journey and discover the Weta Workshop miniatures built for the popular TV series <em>Thunderbirds Are Go</em>. Your experienced guide will reveal the initial concepts, props and models used for Tracy Island, the Thunderbird hangars,... Read More

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Weta Cave Workshop Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 48.71


Tour an exhibition hall of the world's leading special effects studios at Weta Workshops, a must-see destination for 'The Lord of the Rings' fans visiting New Zealand. Start your visit on the right foot: A convenient shuttle transfer from central Wellington eliminates the hassle of driving and parking. The informative guided tour takes you through the Weta Cave exhibit for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

The Great War Exhibition Guided Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 18.73


Enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of The Great War Exhibition, created by Sir Peter Jackson and supported by ANZ. You will be told the story of the First World War in brilliant colour helping you to understand the hardship endured by those who served and those who stayed behind.&nbsp;The onsite Home Shores Caf&eacute; provides a welcome break after your journey and the On-Board Store offers a range of collectibles and WW1... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Walk and Talk Art Gallery exhibitions

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 18.73


Explore the local art scene with the locals fortnightly Walk &amp; Talk an Art Precinct. Wellington abounds with galleries. Be taken to the nooks and crannies where they are hidden. Enjoy walking to several galleries, talking about the exhibitions, immersing yourself in art discussions, meet fellow art enthusiasts, and make new friends over coffee and a chat. Also delight in the possibility of meeting artists along the... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 14.99


Discover the best of New Zealand's premier museum, Te Papa, with a guided tour that provides an excellent introduction to this must-see attraction in Wellington. With a mixture of high-tech interactive exhibits, historic artifacts, fine art and natural history, Te Papa offers an endless amount of... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Zealandia by Night Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 63.69


Enjoy a night discovering New Zealand's evolution and natural history at Zealandia, located just minutes from central Wellington. The discovery begins with a guided tour through Zealandia: The Exhibition, a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition showcasing New Zealand's natural history and world renowned conservation movement. As darkness falls, your guide will lead you into the Sanctuary Valley, the world's first fully fenced... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Small Group Zealandia Eco Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 41.21


Enjoy an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque eco-sanctuary on this 2-hour small group tour and witness the native wildlife that lives on the mainland. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about New Zealand's unique ecological history. Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Zealandia during the daytime with an experienced guide who will lead you on a two hour walking tour. 

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Nature & Wildlife

Private Seal Colony Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 82.43


Experience this 3 hour tour to Wellington's serene Seal Coast. The tour departs from central Wellington with a pickup from your hotel by your guide and you will be driven past the city limits through an authentic slice of rural New Zealand. Once you arrive, you will be able to enjoy an exhilarating journey through Terawhiti Station, a working sheep and beef farm, as well as drive across a live active fault line, over... Read More

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Obstacle Courses

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 32.22


Get your adrenaline pumping with 3-hour access to the Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in Wellington. Test your skills on a thrilling aerial obstacle course, tackle over 100 challenges across seven levels, and climb, jump and swing up to 101 feet (31 meters) in the air. Nerves will definitely be tested, but the revolutionary Clic-iT safety system will ensure you're safe at all times.

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Photography Tours

Private Wellington Photography Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 281.00


Bespoke 1-day (8-hour) private Wellington photography tour and workshop with award-winning photographer Richard Young. During this workshop, you'll learn how to shoot dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscapes, plus forest and river photography while exploring the Tararua forest park and Kapiti Coast.

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Ports of Call Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Wellington Craft Beer Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 206.07


Spend a relaxing day in the company of craft beer masters on this full-day private craft beer tour from your cruise ships arrival in Wellington. On this informative and fun private tour you will visit the breweries that have made Wellington the craft beer capital of New Zealand. After a... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Wellington Photography Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 281.00


This private shore excursion from your cruise ships arrival into the Port of Wellington is a 8 hour Wellington photography tour and workshop with award-winning photographer Richard Young. On this workshop, you'll learn how to shoot dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscapes, plus forest... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 82.43


Half day Lord of the Rings location tour brings the best  locations in Wellington City. This is the best way to see Wellington's Lord of the Rings locations in half a day with a knowledgeable Lord of the Rings specialist guide.<br />Includes; Mt Victoria, the Wellington film studios and... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 51.70


Take in the sights of Wellington while your cruise ship is in port, and discover one of the world's most charming capital cities. See where New Zealand's political leaders rule the country, and visit the Gothic Revival Old St Paul's Cathedral and other architectural landmarks. Take in views of Wellington from above on a visit to the summit of Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on Wellington's iconic cable... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 142.37


A 5 hour guided scenic tour of coastal Wellington. Tour highlights are spectacular views at the Mt Victoria Lookout, a coastal drive around Oriental Bay, Evans Bay and Shelly Bay and the Miramar Peninsula as well as a visit to the Weta Workshop Weta Cave with exclusive documentary viewing. Enjoy... Read More

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Wellington Shore Excursion: Half Day Taste Buds Tour of Petone

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 146.12


With cruise terminal pick up discover the locally made treats and secret foodie spots in Petone, one of the oldest settlements in Wellington. This 5 hour tour gives your taste buds a thrilling journey through the history and produce of local food and beverage artisans and importers. Get an... Read More

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Scenic Shore Excursion of Wellington Highlights Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 116.15


Enjoy a 5 hour guided scenic tour of coastal Wellington. This small group tour highlights are spectacular views at the Mt. Victoria Lookout. Then a coastal drive in a private vehicle around Oriental Bay, Evans Bay, and the Miramar Peninsula. As well as a visit to the Weta Workshop Weta Cave with... Read More

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Wellington Shore Excursion: Martinborough Half Day Winery Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 101.16


Make use of a cruise ship terminal pick up before enjoying a 5 hour guided tour over the Rimutaka Ranges to Martinborough, one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. Visit three of the regions best wineries and enjoy their Cellar Door experiences as you sample the world class products available.... Read More

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Weta Workshop Shore Excursion Evening with Dinner

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


Enjoy a journey from Wellington CBD to the heart of Wellington's movie-making precinct. On arrival you will enjoy an extended evening Weta Cave Workshop tour. Guided by a Weta Workshop crew member, you'll explore a converted area of the Workshop full of props, costumes and models that appear in your favourite films. Afterwards, head to CoCo at the Roxy for a delicious three-course meal in gorgeous Art Deco surroundings,... Read More

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Shore Excursion - There and Back Again: The Full Experience

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 63.69


Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! You'll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you'll explore our Weta Cave Workshop Tour and our Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small-Group Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 82.43


Make the most of your time on this 5.5-hour highlights small-group, guided tour. You will see and learn more about Wellington and be taken to places the coach tours cannot reach. Enjoy some free time in town and transfer back to the ship if you wish.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Full-Day Wellington Craft Beer Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 206.07


Spend a relaxing day in the company of craft beer masters on this full-day Wellington craft beer tour. On this informative and fun private tour you will visit the breweries that have made Wellington the craft beer capital of New Zealand. After a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Kereru Brewery, you will lunch at Art of Pizza, famous for their New York style pizzas, with Kereru craft beer on tap for the perfect match.... Read More

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Taste Buds Private Tour: Wairarapa - Full Day

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 230.80


Enjoy a full day private tasting tour of the Wairarapa region with a local guide. The tour includes a scenic drive over the Rimutaka Ranges from Wellington to the Wairarapa as well as tastings at a Martinborough vineyard, an award winning olive oil grove, a local craft brewery and a tasting platter at a local cheese shop. All tasting fees and lunch at a selected vineyard restaurant are included in your private tour package.... Read More

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Martinborough Winery Private Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 101.16


Enjoy a 5 hour guided tour over the Rimutaka Ranges to Martinborough, one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. Visit three of the regions best wineries and enjoy their Cellar Door experiences as you sample the world class products available. Your driver guide will narrate your journey and provide local knowledge about this stunningly beautiful area.

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Taste Buds Tour: Petone - Half Day

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 146.12


Discover the locally made treats and secret foodie spots in Petone, one of the oldest settlements in Wellington. This 5-hour tour gives your taste buds a thrilling journey through the history and produce of local food and beverage artisans and importers. Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at a local specialty coffee roastery, dairy factory, craft brewery, chocolate factory and an Italian restaurant and cafe or wood-fire... Read More

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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 116.15


A 5 hour guided scenic tour of coastal Wellington. Tour highlights are spectacular views at the Mt Victoria Lookout, a coastal drive around Oriental Bay, Evans Bay and Shelly Bay and the Miramar Peninsula as well as a visit to the Weta Workshop Weta Cave with exclusive documentary viewing. Enjoy the views from the south Wellington Coast and Te Kopahou Reserve. Lunch (a main and a drink) at a seaside cafe is included.

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Private Tour: Behind the Scenes Weta Workshop Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 1873.34


Get a private behind-the-scenes glimpse at areas of the Weta Group of Companies on this 2.5 hour tour at Weta Studio Tours! Learn more about the Oscar® award-winning special effects seen in films such as The Lord of the Rings, Warcraft, and Avatar and admire real movie props, costumes, and armour. Your Private Tour includes a private Weta Cave Workshop Tour, a peek inside the Park... Read More

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Walking Tours

Wellington Central City Walking Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 18.73


Spend time with a local guide walking the streets of Wellington and explore the history, culture and lifestyle of 'the World's Coolest Little Capital'. See the city the way the locals do!

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private Full-Day Martinborough Wine Tour From Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 206.07


Sample the wines of New Zealand's fertile North Island on this private full-day Martinborough wine tour from Wellington. Visit three Martinborough wineries with a private guide, and taste wines made with chardonnay, pinot gris, and sauvignon grapes. Learn of the winemaking traditions and techniques... Read More

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Martinborough Wine-Tasting Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 161.11


Spend your day visiting the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds. Visit four boutique Martinborough vineyards, meet some of the families behind the vineyards and learn how this sleepy, rural town blossomed into an internationally renowned wine region.

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Martinborough Wine Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 363.43


Join us as we journey north to Wellington's famous wine region the Wairarapa. Benefiting from New Zealand's rich volcanic past, the alluvial soils of this region are now producing some of our best wines. This stunning part of the country is only an hour's drive from Wellington city, over the spectacular Rimutaka Mountain range.<br />Once we arrive at the beautiful historic township of Martinborough you will be... Read More

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Private Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 101.16


Enjoy a 5 hour guided tour over the Rimutaka Ranges to Martinborough, one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. After a 10am hotel pickup from Wellington, you will visit three of the region's best wineries and enjoy their cellar door experiences as you sample the world class products available.... Read More

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Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 198.57


Your expert local guide will narrate as you take a scenic drive over the Rimutaka Ranges, where you will enjoy a wine tasting at a selection of Martinborough wineries, on this full day tour. Lunch will be served at a vineyard restaurant before the tour heads to the south Wairarapa coast. Visit the rugged coastal village of Ngawi and the North Island's largest permanent the seal colony. Climb the steps to Cape Palliser... Read More

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Full-Day Martinborough Guided Wine-Tasting Tour with Lunch

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 215.43


Choose from one of 4 departure times when you book. Your Martinborough small-group guided wine-tasting tour runs for approximately 8 hours around the Martinborough appellation. Relax in the comfort of a luxurious vehicle as your local guide drives you around our unique wine village which has a... Read More

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Zoo & Aquarium

Wellington: Zealandia Night Tour, Exhibit & Sanctuary

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 58.80


Step back 1,000 years at Zealandia Eco Sanctuary, to the day before mankind arrived in New Zealand, and witness the landscape as it was. Home to remarkable and endangered species, you will see kiwi and other birds, reptiles and thousands of invertebrates.

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Zealandia: The Ecosanctuary Tickets

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 13.77


Tucked away in the rolling hills yet just 10 minutes from downtown, Zealandia is the hidden gem of Wellington. Walk the treks, visit the exhibition or take a load of in Rata Caf.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Wellington Arrival Transfer Shuttle - Airport To Hotel

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.48


Pre-book your hassle free transfer from Wellington airport to your hotel. Let the drivers collect you from the Wellington International or Domestic Airport and drop you off at your accommodation doorstep. They'll even help you with your luggage.

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Wellington Departure Shuttle Transfer - Hotel to Airport

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.48


Travel from your accommodation to the Wellington Airport hassle free when you pre-book your shuttle transfer.

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Full-Day Wellington to Auckland Scenic Train Ride

Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 5.25 to 10.5 hrs
Priced From: USD 80.55


Enjoy a trip aboard New Zealand's longest running passenger service: a long distance scenic train ride running between Auckland and Wellington. Experience the extremes of New Zealand's scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparking Kapiti Coast. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tongariro National Park's picturesque sights.

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