Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour
from AUD $303.69
On this amazing private tour you will see the top attractions in Wellington city has to offer! You will be driven around the rugged coast line to Red Rocks with the South Island providing the backdrop.

Discover the stunning 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

Lunch is taken at Chocolate Fish cafe by the beach and we tour Peter Jackson's film empire at Weta Cave.
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In Brief

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
7 hours
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Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mount Victoria, Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

Stunning views of the city and harbour

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Weta Workshop, The Weta Cave, 1 Weka Street Miramar, Wellington 6022 New Zealand

Take the "Behind the Scenes" Workshop tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Chocolate Fish Cafe, 100 Shelly Bay Road, Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Lunch with refreshments by the sea

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Red Rocks Reserve, Owhiro Bay, Wellington New Zealand

Visit the Outdoor museum and take in the view across to the South Island

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wellington Cable Car, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

Enjoy the ride up the hill and the views from atop

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lady Norwood Rose Garden, 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012 New Zealand

Wander down through the Botanical Gardens to smell the roses

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: New Zealand Parliament, Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160 New Zealand

Meander past the buildings where the big decisions are made

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Old St Paul's, 34 Mulgrave St Thorndon, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

One of the most beautiful wooden churches in the world

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Lunch, refreshments and afternoon tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
  • Entry/Admission - Chocolate Fish Cafe
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any Wellington location including hotels and the port


  • Wellington Intl Airport, Wellington New Zealand


  • Wellington

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.31 out of 5 based on the last 13 recent reviews

Had a great tour with Kelvin. Saw the sights we wanted to see and had a great lunch. Highly recommend Kelvin as tour guide for a Day in Wellington.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
The guide is good and every little things are being taken care of. My family will surely visit this city again and of cause the same company that provide the service would be asked again.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
We did this tour on our first day in Wellington and it was so worthwhile. It gave us an overview of Wellington and we were able to do some really nice things - including the Weta Caves and the Cable Car. John - our tour guide - was amazing. Everything was so organised. The tour was personal and he really went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. He was also really easy going and happy to stop at places that weren't included in the tour to accommodate us. Would definitely recommend this tour - especially for first time visitors.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
Whoa! Absolutely best tour we done in New Zealand. From the booking and our requests John certainly delivered a spectacular day. We seen from the south to the north of wellington and so much in between. Cant thank you enough John for the day, filled with lots memories and knowledge John had shared with us about Wellington. AMAZING. John I said it would be hard for our other tours to beat yours and I can honestly say You won hands down. Please keep up the great service you are providing. Unfortunately my neighbour and brother do not stop at wellington. We will be highly recommending you to our friends who choose to travel to wellington. Thanks again Karen
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
Our tour guide, John, was excellent! I was able to contact him before our trip through email and plan the various places we wanted to see. He communicated immediately and was able to fulfill all of our wishes. We wanted to see the Southward Auto Collection especially and the beaches along the way. We stopped at the World War II Memorial which was meaningful. He was informative, answered questions and showed us some extra special places along our route. Very friendly and knew the area well. I would highly recommend working with John on this tour for whatever special places you wanted to see.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
We wanted to get to know this beautiful capitol city without the hassle of too much company. We were first time vistors so first impressions can make or break a tour. We learned alot about the city, to many places, experienced Weta and even had time in the end for Te Papa! Great experience! Thank u
• Submitted 04 Dec 2017
John picked me up on time from my hotel with his 4x4 Mitsubishi. The tour started with Weta Cave workshop which was worth visiting while you are in Wellington. John is a local from Wellington and very knowledgeable about the city. The day was full of activities but in a relaxed way. We had a light but nice meal at Chocolate Fish and in the end of the tour I received a nice gift from him. I enjoyed very much the tour. Thank you!
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
Both Tony and myself thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Phil arrived early to pick us up and showed us every courtesy throughout the day. The lunch at the Chocolate Fish was superb. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. For a private tour it was great value.
• Submitted 17 Nov 2017
Great views and the guide was friendly / knowledgeable!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Good day. Very comfortable vehicle and courteous and interesting young man taking us around. Didn't push us into anything that we were not totally interested in.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2017
The tour guide was very informative and helpful. The tour was interesting and enjoyable. A good agenda.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2016
Great way to see the city and important attractions that a tourist would want to see.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2016
On May 14th, three co-workers and I booked this full day tour of Wellington. We looked forward to the tour as it was also a picture perfect day after having been raining all week. When the tour guide picked us up from our hotel he told us that he was a substitute doing a favor for a friend. He was a really nice fellow, but he was a full time fireman and was not able to answer some of the most fundamental questions about this city. The car was crowded as well and although we all took turns sitting up front the person in the middle seat had a hard time seeing the sights. I feel that this was a pricy tour 200 x 4 for the level of comfort provided and the level of information received. I would not recommend this tour.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016

In Brief

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
7 hours
See Availability