Wellington City Sights and Coastline Guided Tour

Important, if you are arriving off a cruise ship please book our other tour for a port side pick up.

Discover the highlights of Wellington on this guided 3-hour Sightsee Wellington 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 and take an optional ride on Wellington’s iconic red cable car. You'll see and learn more with your expert guide for an excellent overview of Wellington.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Cable car
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hammonds Wellington Tours, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington 3382 New Zealand

    Throughout your tour, your guide provides informative commentary on the history and sights of Wellington. You can also get great tips on dining and local hot spots. You’ll see so much in a short time on this tour of New Zealand’s dynamic capital, making it a great introduction to this beautiful city.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    Pick up any additional passengers if required.

    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    The cable car is one of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions. At the top you will gain some of the most beautiful views of the harbour and city. If you would like to do the iconic Cable Car journey you can purchase a ticket for $5 upon arrival.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Cable Car Museum, 1A Upland Road, Wellington 6012 New Zealand

    Once you arrive at the top of the Cable Car, call in to the Cable Car Museum if time permits and take your photo on top of the old Cable Car.

    Stop At: Wellington Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore Street, 6012 New Zealand

    Disembark at the Wellington Botanic Garden, which features both native and non-native species on a gorgeous 62-acre (25 hectare) property.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Wander the Begonia House and Lady Norwood Rose Garden where formal gardens showcase more than 3,000 roses.

    Keep your eye out for the silver fern. A feature of the gardens are the major seasonal floral displays.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Admire the architecture of New Zealand’s Parliament buildings, including the unusual design of the Beehive (aka Executive Wing) and the neoclassical Parliament House.

    It has four floors below ground and also has tunnels linking the Beehive with parliamentary offices across the street in Bowen House. You will have a chance to stop and take photos outside The Beehive.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Wellington Cenotaph, Corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street, Wellington New Zealand

    This is the memorial where citizens of New Zealand and Australia commemorate the ANZACs (those who fought in World War 1 and World War 2).

    Pass By: Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

    Passby the Wellington Cathedral of St Pauls the mother church of the diocese of Wellington.

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

    Note: This attraction is currently closed for earthquake strengthening and is expected to reopen in January 2020 (TBC).

    Wellington's famous St Pauls constructed entirely of native timbers is one of New Zealand's great heritage places. Hop off the bus here to have a look inside with your guide.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    You will drive by the architecturally significant Wellington Railway Station which stands at 23.5m tall and 105.5m long.

    Stop At: Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    The Wellington Museum is currently replacing the Old St Pauls Church stop while the church is earthquake strengthened.

    You will have time to briefly explore the exhibits of the Museum.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Wellington Waterfront, Wellington New Zealand

    You will drive past the Wellington Waterfront which includes some key attractions including the Wellington Museum and New Zealand's National Museum Te Papa. Walk down the waterfront after your tour and enjoy lunch lunch or a drink at one of the many bars, restaurants or cafes.

    Pass By: Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

    This popular and scenic area is home to some of the best real estate in the city as well as some funky cafes and gorgeous restaurants. Come back here after your tour for a walk along the beach or a photo at the boatsheds.

    As you head back to the coast and pass through picturesque suburbs such as Oriental Parade, Seatoun and Thorndon, hear stories about historic shipwrecks off the South Coast and take in the vibrant atmosphere of the Wellington waterfront.

    Pass By: Carter Fountain, 150 metres in the harbour opposite Oriental Parade, Wellington New Zealand

    You will passby the Carter Fountain which is located 150m out into Wellington Harbour along Oriental Bay. It was named after its benefactor Hugh Carter who tragically drowned 4 days after its inauguration.

    Stop At: Breaker Bay Road, Wellington 2004 New Zealand

    You will drive through Breaker Bay where you will briefly stop to hear the story of the Wahine disaster.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Tarakena Bay, Moa Point Road, Wellington 6003 New Zealand

    Stop to take photos of the rugged coastline at Moa Point

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lyall Parade Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003 New Zealand

    This is a popular surfing beach for the locals but don't be fooled as the water is coming straight from the Antarctic. You will have a couple of photo stops in Lyall Bay and will be able to take in the rugged coastline.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Soak in the scenery as your coach climbs to the summit of Mt Victoria. From the lookout, enjoy panoramic city views and a bird’s-eye perspective of the rolling hills and rugged bays that surround Wellington.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    Travelers can make a request to be dropped off at Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand at the end of the tour.

    Pass By: Embassy Theatre, Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington New Zealand

    Passby the historic Embassy Theatre originally built in 1924 and is a place recognised with historic and cultural significance which also hosted the world premier of The Lord of The Rings.

  • Departure Point :
    i-SITE Bus Pickup Point, 145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-2472CITY

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