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 cityUs 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 cityUs 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 MansfieldUs 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.
Wally HammondUs Scenic Tours
This group offers several bus tours of Wellington and the surrounding
areas. All tours depart from Wellington Railway Station, Bunny St,
or you can arrange to be picked up from your hotel. Ph. 0-4 472 0869.
After hrs and weekends, 0-4 528 2248. Fax 0-4 471 1730.
Capital City Scenic Tour: Departs daily 10am and 2pm, lasts about 2.5
hours, NZ $20.00 (YHA, Senior Citizen discounts). Takes you around
Parliament, Old St Pauls cathedral, Rose gardens/Botanical Garden,
National art gallery & museum, lookout points and bays.
Wellington Twilight Tours
See WellingtonUs faultine, skyline, sights and coastline by night.
Departs 6.30pm, from the Information Center, Wakefield St. Returns
8.45pm, costs NZ$25.
Kapiti Gold Coast Tour
Departs daily 9.30am and 1.30pm, lasts about 3.5 hours, NZ $55.00.
Includes Cashmere and great views of harbour, Tawa, Porirua, Plimmerton,
Lindale farm (cheese making, home made ice cream, animal shows etc.)
vintage car museum, chocolate factory, native bushlands, historic
Wairarapa, Palliser Bay Tour
Departs 9.30am, returns approx. 5.30pm, NZ $85.00. Includes Rimutaka
Ranges, rugged South coast of Wirarapa, sheep farms, fishing village
of Ngawi, seal colony at Black Rock near Cap Palliser Lighthouse.
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.