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Join a small group sightseeing tour of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, on this shore excursion. See beautiful Victorian buildings sit beside daring architectural designs. Your guide will take you on a tour of exploration with an interesting, entertaining and informative tour of a city nestled between a magnificent harbour and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of forest clad hills.
• Enter breathtaking Old St Paul’s Cathedral, crafted from fine New Zealand timber in the 1860’s. We will even cover the donation entry fee for you. (Please note that St Pauls may be closed until 2020 due to earthquake strengthening).
• Ride the iconic Wellington Cable Car. The views from the top are stunning! Your fare is included in the tour.
• Coast along Oriental Parade then enjoy 360 degree views of the city from atop Mt Victoria.
• Visit the grounds of Parliament and get a photo of The Beehive – home to the offices of our politicians and prime minister.
• Drive through ‘Wellywood’ where we stop at Weta Cave – home to the props department renowned for famous blockbuster movies including Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong and more. (Please note – unfortunately we don’t have time for the Weta Workshop tour).
• Get your photo taken with Gandalf at the Roxy Cinema, plus drive past the studios and green screen stages where many movies are made.
• Visit the national museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Spend an hour exploring this amazing free museum – home to world class displays. Situated on the waterfront – this is also our designated lunch stop.
• Explore the rocky coastline of the Miramar Peninsula where you can enjoy scenic vistas of of Wellington Harbour and Cook Strait.
Your tour will return you to the port of Wellington Harbour with plenty of time before your ships departure.
Tour Duration: 6 hours
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.