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Wellington City Tours

There are lots of tours of the city that you can take either on foot, by bus, boat or plane. A pretty comprehensive list is given below.

Walking Wellington Tour

The City Council has worked out a number of pleasant routes you can walk by yourself. The Information Centre in Civic Square will give you a brochure that has the walks, a map of where you are going and descriptions of the places to visit.

Harbour Capital Bus Tours

This group offers several bus tours of Wellington. All tours depart from the Information Centre in Civic Square, or you can arrange to be picked up from your hotel. All tours connect up with the Trust Bank Ferry at Queens wharf on which you can take a ride across the harbour. The ferry ride is about 30 minutes each way. Return Ferry fare (with bus tour) costs NZ$11.00 ($9.00 for students and senior citizens, $6.00 for children).

Phone 0-4 499 1282, after hrs 0-4 387 8700.

Faultline Tour: departs 9.00am, lasts 1 hour, NZ $15.00 ($12.00 for students and senior citizens, $7.50 for kids). Includes cable car ride.

The Skyline Tour: departs 10.30am, lasts 1&1/2 hours, NZ $18.00 ($14.00 for students and senior citizens, $9.00 for children). Takes you to many of the city's best known sights. Includes cable car ride.

Coastline Tour: departs 1.30pm. lasts 2&3/4 hours, NZ $21.00 ($16.00 for students and senior citizens, $10.00 for children). Takes you to many of the city's best known sights, as well as to lookout points and around parts of the harbour coastline. Includes cable car ride.

Wellington Heritage Highlights Tour

Takes you around the historic landmarks of the city, including Old St. Pauls, the treaty of Waitangi, Katherine Mansfield's birthplace etc. Departs daily from Wellington Railway Station, Bunny St, at 9.30am and 2pm. Harbour lunch cruise an optional extra (morning tour only).

Free pick up and return from city hotels. Ph. 0-4 478 8315.

Hammond's Scenic Tours Offers 3 tours run daily, with complimentary pick up from central city hotels/motels
  • 2 1/2 hour Wellington City Sights & Coastline, departs 10 am & 2 pm. Takes in many of the city's landmarks and icons, and offers amazing views of Wellington City, harbour and hills from come of the best vantage points. Also ventures out of the city around the beautiful rugged coastline and bays. Adult price NZ$40
  • 4 hour Kapiti Gold Coast. Tour, departs 9 am & 1:30 pm. Travel through the seaside resort of Plimmerton and up the coastal highway via the Chocolate New Zealand Factory to Paraparaumu. Visit Lindale Farm and Southward Vintage Car Museum, and then travel back via the Paekakariki Hill Summit, which offers awe inspiring views of Kapiti Island and the South Island. View native bush and farm country. Adult price NZ$75
  • Full day Palliser Bay Seal Colony & Lord of the Rings Tour, departs 8:30am. Visits numerous scenic Lord of the Rings filming locations, including Hobbiton Woods, Rivendell, and The Great River Anduin. Highlights also include the Rimutaka and Tararua Ranges, Featherston and Martinborough, a top vineyard for wine tasting, the sleepy fishing village of Ngawi, and the wild south coast and Palliser Bay fur seal colony. Achieve unbelievably close encounters with the seals! Fantastic coastal scenery. Light lunch included. Adult price NZ$150

Children 4-14 years old half price. Phone +64 4 472 0869 or fax +64 4 471 1730 for bookings, info@WellingtonSighteeingTours.com.

Trust Bank Ferry Trips

Queens wharf to Days Bay, 30 minute trip, lovely view of the harbour. Up to 8 sailings daily. Timetable: 0-4 499 1273, office 499 1282.

Dynamic Tours Ltd

This group offers tours in the Wellington, Wairapa, Kapiti Coast and Marlborough regions. Specializes in personalized tours and tailored itineries. They do scenic tours, wine trails, golf trips, twilight tours, jet boating, rafting, ski trips, fishing, etc.

Ph. 0-4 801 6900, fax 0-4 801 6896.

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