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Wellington Highlights Combo Tour Including Cable Car and Guided Zealandia Tour

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Discover the best of Wellington with this Sightsee Wellington and Zealandia Ecosanctuary Combo Tour. Your full day tour includes experiencing some of Wellingtons top attractions including a 2-hr guided afternoon tour at Zealandia, a return journey on the famous Wellington Cable Car, 360 degree views at the top of Mount Victoria, New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings, the Beehive, Old Saint Pauls Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, Wellington Museum, quaint villages throughout the city, the rugged coastline of the South Coast and much more.
Your full day combo tour will have you spending the morning sightseeing around Wellington and the afternoon enjoying your guided day tour of Zealandia ‘Wellington is the only city in the world where bio-diversity is increasing, and this is due to ZEALANDIA’. – National Geographic. You will have time to purchase your lunch at Zealandia’s amazing Rata Café offering a stunning view and surrounded by birdlife or choose to bring your own.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Hammonds Wellington Tours, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Throughout your tour, your guide provides informative commentary on the history and sights of Wellington. You can also get great tips on dining and local hot spots. You’ll see so much in a short time on this tour of New Zealand’s dynamic capital, making it a great introduction to this beautiful city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

Pick up any additional passengers if required.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Wellington Cable Car, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

The cable car is one of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions. At the top you will gain some of the most beautiful views of the harbour and city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Cable Car Museum, 1A Upland Road, Wellington 6012 New Zealand

If time permits, take your photo sitting on the original cable car located just inside the door of the Cable Car Museum.

Stop At: Wellington Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore Street, 6012 New Zealand

Disembark at the Wellington Botanic Garden, which features both native and non-native species on a gorgeous 62-acre (25 hectare) property.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lady Norwood Rose Garden, 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012 New Zealand

Wander the Begonia House and Lady Norwood Rose Garden where formal gardens showcase more than 3,000 roses. Keep your eye out for the silver fern. A feature of the gardens are the major seasonal floral displays.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: New Zealand Parliament, Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160 New Zealand

Admire the architecture of New Zealand’s Parliament buildings, including the unusual design of the Beehive (aka Executive Wing) and the neoclassical Parliament House. It has four floors below ground and also has tunnels linking the Beehive with parliamentary offices across the street in Bowen House. You will have a chance to stop and take photos outside The Beehive.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Wellington Cenotaph, Corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street, Wellington New Zealand

The Wellington Cenotaph is a war memorial which commemorates the New Zealanders who did in World War 1 & 2.

Pass By: Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

Passby what is known as Pink St Pauls and hear why

Stop At: Old St Paul's, 34 Mulgrave St Thorndon, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

Note: This attraction is currently closed for earthquake strengthening and is expected to reopen in January 2020 (TBC). Wellington's famous St Pauls constructed entirely of native timbers is one of New Zealand's great heritage places. Hop off the bus here to have a look inside with your guide.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

You will pass by the Grand old Wellington Railway Station which was once New Zealand's largest building.

Stop At: Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

The Wellington Museum is currently replacing the Old St Pauls Church stop while the church is earthquake strengthened. You will have time to briefly explore the exhibits of the Museum.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Wellington Waterfront, Wellington New Zealand

The Wellington waterfront is one of the Cities most distinctive and attractive precincts.

Pass By: Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

Oriental Bay is one of the most popular areas of Wellington. Home to the rich and famous, the beach is a popular spot in summer.

Pass By: Carter Fountain, 150 metres in the harbour opposite Oriental Parade, Wellington New Zealand

Located 150 metres out into Wellington Harbour off Oriental Bay. LED lights are also used to light and colour the fountain which operates up to 4 times per day.

Stop At: Breaker Bay Road, Wellington 2004 New Zealand

You will drive through Breaker Bay where you will briefly stop to hear the story of the Wahine disaster.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tarakena Bay, Moa Point Road, Wellington 6003 New Zealand

Stop to take photos of the rugged coastline at Moa Point

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lyall Parade Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003 New Zealand

This is a popular surfing beach for the locals but don't be fooled as the water is coming straight from the Antarctic. You will have a couple of photo stops in Lyall Bay and will be able to take in the rugged coastline.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mount Victoria, Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

Soak in the scenery as your coach climbs to the summit of Mt Victoria. From the lookout, enjoy panoramic city views and a bird’s-eye perspective of the rolling hills and rugged bays that surround Wellington.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

Passby New Zealand's National Museum Te Papa which is a landmark building which took 4 years to complete.

Pass By: Embassy Theatre, Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington New Zealand

The Embassy Theatre is the only custom built 1920s cinema still used in New Zealand and has played host to the World Premier of The Lord of The Rings movies.

Stop At: ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, 53 Waiapu Road, Wellington 6012 New Zealand

Enjoy a 2-hour Zealandia by Day guided tour. Your experienced guide will point out the rare and native wildlife.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Return Cable Car Journey
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
  • Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
  • Entry/Admission - ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

  • Lunch - Lunch and drinks (can be purchased locally or bring your own)

Departure Point
170 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Departure Time
9:00 AM

7 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Cable Car Lane, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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