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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

  • Enjoy a full-day small group tour of Wellington's art, culture and natural beauty
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 6 passengers allowing a unique and intimate experience
  • Stroll through NZ oldest suburb, Thorndon
Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
From US$122.81
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Enjoy a half-day small-group tour of Wellington. Includes hotel pickup and drop off (excludes lunch)
From US$122.81
Full Day Tour
Enjoy a full-day small-group tour of Wellington. Includes hotel pickup and drop off and lunch.
From US$270.18
Get introduced to the cosmopolitan city of Wellington on a small-group sightseeing tour by luxury mini-coach. You’ll travel along the south coast and into the heart the capital, including the suburb of Thorndon, site of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive. Travel by cable car to the summit of Mt Victoria and visit the national Te Papa museum. Choose a half-day itinerary or upgrade for a full day that includes a beach picnic or cafe lunch. Numbers are limited to six people for an intimate experience.
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel or cruise port, explore the cosmopolitan capital of Wellington and its surroundings by luxury mini-coach on a 4-hour or 8-hour tour. 

A knowledgeable guide transports your small group along the south coast for a glimpse of the South Island from lookout points perched on steep cliffs. See the ruins of the Wahine maritime disaster of 1968, when 51 people lost their lives in Wellington Harbour, and enjoy views of Matiu/Somes Island, a scientific reserve and nature sanctuary. Learn about the island’s history as a quarantine station for immigrant ships to New Zealand as well as an enemy internment camp during World War I and II.

If you selected the full-day tour, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach or at one of Wellington’s trendy cafes.

A unique ride aboard the Wellington Cable Car takes you to the top of Mt Victoria (Mt Vic) for panoramic views of the city and harbor; this charming transport is one of the few remaining of its kind in the world. 

On a visit to Thorndon, New Zealand's oldest suburb, you’ll visit the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and its domelike Beehive, the government seat. Step inside Old St Paul's Cathedral for a look at the Gothic Revival architecture.

Conclude your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Te Papa national museum where interactive exhibits delve into New Zealand’s Maori and European cultural heritage. Afterward, relax with a convenient drop-off at your starting point.
Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Thank you for an amazing tour!

We didn't plan on having a personalised tour, but that is what we got! What Ray Meadows doesn't know about Wellington probably isn't worth knowing and it was made all that more special by him taking the time to learn about our interests and tailoring...More

Thank katrinaaus2018
RTG L, Manager at Flat Earth New Zealand Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Katrina, Thanks for your review. Ray is always happy when people enjoy his tours. Just like all our guides, he is very passionate about the city we call home and loves showing it off to people from all over the world. We believe in...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018
A Fantastic Half Day Tour of Wellington, New Zealand with Ray Meadows.

This half day tour of Wellington deserves 20 out of 10. Our guide, Ray Meadows, was fantastic. We can't praise Ray enough. Friendly, personable, genuine and knowledgeable Ray spoke to us before the tour commenced and personalised the tour for us. Both my wife and...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 24 March 2018
Ray Meadows is the best guide for Wellington, New Zealand

The personal tour we had of Wellington from Ray Meadows was one of the highlights of our trip to the North Island of New Zealand. We were picked up from our hotel on time and then Ray gave us a superlative tour covering all aspects...More

Thank _rwkenley
Reviewed 23 February 2018

This tour deserved at least six stars, not just for the content but because of the amazing guide, Ray Meadows. Ray sat with us before setting out to make sure that he knew what we wanted. He immediately found a mistake in the itinerary and...More

2  Thank Kalonymos2015
Reviewed 14 February 2018
Great experience. We didn't see just the city.

With only 5 guests in a small, comfortable van it was a very pleasant tour. Tim, our guide was friendly and informative. We started at the top of Mount Victoria which provided a great opportunity to see the city below and Tim was able to...More

Thank Toronto_Don
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5 August 2018|
Response from kblack100 | Reviewed this property |
I bought it through Tripadvisor's Viator business. I prepaid in US dollars. This small group tour was fantastic and we had a super guide that made it even better.