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Shore Excursion: Wellington City Sights and Coastline Tour

We make it super easy for you and your friends to hop on board your Hammonds Wellington City Sights and Coastline Tour. We have a special portside departure available on days where there is a cruise ship entering Wellington Port. We will pick you up directly from the Cruise Port.
It’s so easy and our experienced driver guides will ensure you’re back in time to board your ship and won’t be left behind.
The Wellington City Sights Tour is the perfect introduction to Wellington City.
See the best of Wellington on Wellington's only multi-lingual commentary tour. Explore through the eyes of a local on this tour. Experience the best attractions and must see landmarks of this vibrant city and get off the tourist trail. Gain a 360° view of the city from Mount Victoria, experience the rugged south coast seas and explore interesting quaint villages throughout the city.
Take a ride on the famous cable car (optional at own cost) but most of all sit back and enjoy Wellington at its finest!


3 hours


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Wellington Port Pick Up and Drop Off
    • Driver / Guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Cable Car (optional) $5
    • Snacks - Food & Drinks (unless specified)
    • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Hammonds Wellington Tours, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    You will be met at the Wellington Cruise Port once you disembark your cruise ship by a Hammonds Wellington Tours representative.

    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.
    If you would like to do the Cable Car you can purchase a ticket for $5 upon arrival.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    The Cable Car Museum is up at the top of the Cable Car. If time permits you are able to take your photo sitting in the old Cable Car.

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

    The Botanic Gardens covers 25 hectares of native forest and specialised plant displays in the heart of the city.
    Explore the outdoors and one of New Zealand's oldest gardens.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Visit the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and the beautiful Begonia House. Hop off here and 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

    The Beehive is the common name for the executive wing of New Zealand's parliament building. 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

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

    This is the memorial where citizens of New Zealand and Australia commemorate the ANZACs (those who fought in World War 1 and World War 2).

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

    Passby the Wellington Cathedral of St Pauls the mother church of the diocese of Wellington.

    Pass By: Wellington Waterfront, Wellington New Zealand

    You will drive past the Wellington Waterfront which includes some key attractions including the Wellington Museum and New Zealand's National Museum Te Papa.
    Walk down the waterfront after your tour and enjoy lunch lunch or a drink at one of the many bars, restaurants or cafes.

    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 ground floor exhibits of the Museum.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    This popular and scenic area is home to some of the best real estate in the city as well as some funky cafes and gorgeous restaurants.
    Come back here after your tour for a walk along the beach or a photo at the boatsheds.

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

    You will passby the Carter Fountain which is located 150m out into Wellington Harbour along Oriental Bay. It was named after its benefactor Hugh Carter who tragically drowned 4 days after its inauguration.

    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

    You will be driven to the top of Mt Victoria (or Mt Vic as the locals call it) where you will be able to take in 360 degree views of this beautiful city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    You will drive by the architecturally significant Wellington Railway Station which stands at 23.5m tall and 105.5m long.

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

    Travelers can request to be dropped off at Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand at the end of the tour.

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

    Passby the historic Embassy Theatre originally built in 1924 and is a place recognised with historic and cultural significance which also hosted the world premier of The Lord of The Rings.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Upon disembarking your cruise ship onto the Port area you will be met by our representative holding a Hammonds Wellington Tours sign. They can assist you with any enquiries and direct you to meet your driver guide. It’s so easy and our experienced driver guides will ensure you’re back in time to board your ship and won’t be left behind.Ports
    • Wellington Port
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Hammonds Wellington Tours

Activity ID: V-2472P1

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