Top 20 Experiences in wellington
Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Must See and Fun Tour of Wellington Where your Wellington adventure begins … Features include: • Downtown entertainment area of Wellington • Mt Victoria • Rugged Coastline • Weta Cave • Southern Hemisphere’s largest roundabout • War Memorial park • Cable Car • Lady Norwood Rose Gardens • Southern Hemisphere’s largest wooden building • Parliament Grounds • Old St Paul’s Cathedral
From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour
A 5 hour guided highlights tour of coastal Wellington. Tour highlights include spectacular views at the Mount Victoria Lookout, a scenic coastal drive from Oriental Parade around the Miramar Peninsula as well as a visit to the Weta Workshop Weta Cave with exclusive documentary viewing. Enjoy the views of the rugged south Wellington Coast as far as Te Kopahou Reserve and the Brooklyn Wind Turbine before optional central city stops including the Cable Car, Botanical Gardens and Lady Norwood Rose garden and Old St Paul's Cathedral. Lunch (a main and a drink) at a seaside cafe is included.
InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton
InterIslander offers daily ferry services across Cook Strait linking New Zealand's North and South Islands. Cruise across in 3.5-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.
Lord of Rings Half Day Tour
We make our way up to the Mount Victoria Lookout to see spectacular views of Wellington’s city by driving up Courtenay Place, past the Embassy Picture Theatre which held two world premieres; The last LOTR instalment The Return of the King (2003), and the first Hobbit movie An Unexpected Journey (2012). Then it is off to Hobbiton Woods where the filming of his epic trilogy began. Home of the Shortcut to Mushrooms scene; Sam & Frodo’s Second Breakfast; the location where the Hobbits hid from the Black Rider (“Get off the Road!”); the Race to the Buckleberry Ferry scene; and King Théoden’s Dunharrow Encampment. Now we are off to the Weta Workshop in Miramar. for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour where you see how props plus weaponry are made and probably maybe meet artists at work. At the Weta Cave see and have photos with Gollum, Lurtz the Uruk-hai, Bilbo’s three Trolls. The tour concludes with a drive around the bays where you will enjoy the delights of a ‘Rivendell Ripple’.
Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour
First stop is Dry Creek Quarry site of Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith. Then the River Anduin where the Fellowship travelled to Amon Hen, Gardens of Isengard -Gandalf met Saruman to discuss the Ring, where Saruman’s Orcs destroy the gardens. Rivendell home of the Elves. More adventurous may cross swing bridge. Lunch at a local cafe (not included in tour price). Weta Workshop seeing how props, weaponry are made, maybe meet artists at work and see sets from Thunderbirds. Meet Gollum, Lurtz the Uruk-hai, Bilbo’s Trolls. Hobbiton Woods where the trilogy began. Shortcut to Mushrooms scene; Sam & Frodo’s Second Breakfast; where Hobbits hid from the Black Rider (“Get off the Road!”); Race to the Buckleberry Ferry scene; King Théoden’s Dunharrow Encampment. Mount Victoria Lookout to see views of Wellington. Back into the city Courtenay Place, the Embassy Picture Theatre which held two world premieres; The Return of the King (2003), first Hobbit movie An Unexpected Journey (2012).
Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington
Your expert local guide will narrate as you take a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges, where you will enjoy wine tastings 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 seal colony as well as a drive by of the famed “Paths of the Dead” from Lord of the Rings, the Putangirua Pinnacles. Finally climb the steps to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse for epic sweeping sea views before heading to the Lake Ferry Hotel on the edge of Lake Onoke for dinner. This 10 hour tour takes in a variety of stunning landscapes in the greater Wellington region.
Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington
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 dream of. Please allow 3-hours for this tour. 3-course meal and glass of wine included.
Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington
Enjoy the view from the Remutaka Summit at 555m as we cross the Remutaka Ranges into the Wairarapa region. Enjoy a wine tasting experience at the famous Poppies. Sample a fixed menu of 5-6 of their locally produced wines that are available only at the Cellar Door and online! Enjoy a range of 4-5 locally produced wines at Moy Hall Wines. Enjoy the view across the vineyard to the hills beyond from outdoor tables amongst the vines (indoor options available when weather dictates). Enjoy a tasting experience of up to 5 wines of your choice from the excellent Margrain Vineyard. Specific wineries may vary subject to availability.
Northern Explorer Train Journey from Wellington to Auckland
New Zealand's longest running passenger service, the Northern Explorer is a long distance scenic train service running between Wellington and Auckland. Experience the extremes of New Zealand's scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti Coast.
Wellington Full Day Tour
Wellington Full Day Tour A fully escorted tour showcasing all of the best highlights of Wellington city and some of its outer suburbs. Among visiting iconic landmarks, the tour will also include a cafe lunch beside the sea (cost not included), and the choice of taking either a guided tour of the Weta Workshop Studios, or for the nature lovers, a guided tour of our renowned wildlife sanctuary Zealandia. Features include: • Mt Victoria lookout (360 views of Wellington) • Ride on Iconic Wellington Cable Car • Parliament Buildings (Beehive) • Old St Paul's Cathedral • Lady Norwood Rose Garden • Rocky coastline • Wahine Memorial • Drive through downtown Wellington • Lunch at a seaside cafe (cost not included) • Weta Cave Tour or Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary (tours are with a guide)
Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour
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 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. You will be provided with riding instructions, a helmet, a lock and a cycle map of the city, including top picks of places to stop on your ride. You can ride the bays to take in the best view points or use your eBike as your transport between the Wellington must see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, these top-quality electric bikes make your mode of transport an experience in itself.
Wellington Full Day Private Tour in Electric Tesla SUV
Our guests enjoy travelling in the comfort and luxury of new electric Tesla SUVs , with zero emissions. We provide a private tour for you, offering flexibility in the itinerary and taking you to a scenic locations and vineyards that large tour buses do not offer. Tours are fully inclusive with no added extra charges. They include morning refreshments , lunch, and all entry fees. Complimentary Antipodes artesian mineral water, along with HEPA air conditioning. Please note venues may vary as a result of their availability.
Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia
The ultimate way to experience New Zealand's rare and amazing wildlife! 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.
Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike
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 provided and full riding instruction. The tour is lighthearted, fun and engaging with the focus on riding and finding the best view points. You’ll get a local’s perspective on the culture and history of our vibrant city and surrounding bays.
Wellington Scenic Full Day Tour
Your tour is your tour only! No mixed groups! You get to have your own dedicated Driver/Guide and 'Memory Creator' for your entire tour. Enjoy a 7 hour private tour capturing the best of Wellington - Oriental Bay, Mt Victoria, Weta Cave & Workshop, Massey, Wahine and Ataturk memorials, scenic drive of Eastern and Southern bays, Wellington Wind Turbine at Brooklyn, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park/Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Wellington Cable Car, Parliament Buildings and Old St Pauls Cathedral.
Wētā Workshop Experience in Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand, is home to an entire community of creative Wētā Workshop artisans who’ve brought life to such films as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar, and many others. Wētā Workshop is your gateway to filmmaking creativity. Join our guided tours and learn about the making of movie effects, from armour to weapons, creatures to costumes, make-up to miniatures, and more!
City Heights Wellington Tour
Travel Instyle with a German Luxury car or Van and be guided by Aaron a kiwi born Chef and Guide. Enjoy local hospitality and guided recommendations for shopping and food including Manuka honey Sheep skins and Jade/Greenstone.
Martinborough Foodie Half Day Tour
Enjoy a 5 hour return guided tour over the spectacular Remutaka Ranges to the Wairarapa region, home of world class culinary producers. Enjoy a stop at C'est Cheese factory and cafe where the tour will include a tasting platter of locally made cheeses. Continue up State Highway 2 to Greytown for a tasting of some of chocolatier Murray Langham's amazing chocolate range at Schoc Chocolates. Our third stop is in the world class wine region of Martinborough famous for it's pinot noir. Enjoy a tasting flight at one of the finest local wineries. The final stop is at the Martinborough Memorial Square in the centre of town and allows for guests to tailor the tour for their own tastes. Guests may choose one final tasting stop from Olivo extra virgin and infused olive oils, Martinborough craft brewery paddles, a local vineyard or cafe lunch, The Martinborough Sweet Shop or the Wine Bank. This final stop is seasonal, subject to availability and at the guests expense.
Spectacular Wellington: Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Let uTours make Wellington easy for you. Your private tour or shore excursion will be totally customised to meet your interests, pace & time requirements. We believe in going the extra mile, being helpful & making your day awesome. Wellington's stories will become a part of your travel story. Visit our funky food lanes, ride the Cable Car, check out the views from the Wind Turbine or Mt Vic Lookout, and explore our rugged beaches. Sample local snacks and refreshments free of charge. You will learn about our history, our people & our earthquakes from a passionate local. Enjoy informed conversation, individual attention & personal space in our comfortable vehicle. Connect with the Wellington that locals love. Why chose uTours: Travel only with your friends (max 10). You will be met on time at an agreed location. We will communicate with you quickly and clearly. You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after. uTours – where it's all about Wellington and all about you!
Private Martinborough Wine Tour in an Electric Vehicle - Tesla Model Y
Our guests enjoy travelling in the comfort and luxury of new electric Tesla SUVs , with zero emissions. We provide a private tour to you, offering flexibility in the itinerary and taking you to scenic locations and vineyards that large tour buses do not. Tours are fully inclusive with no added extra charges. They include morning refreshments , a three course lunch, and all wine tasting fees. Complimentary Antipodes artesian mineral water , along with HEPA air conditioning, and if you wish your choice of music on Tesla's Spotify system on the way back to Wellington. Please note vineyards visited may vary as a result of their opening hours.