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  • Twilight over Wellington harbour and an photo opportunity while on your New Zealand vacation.
  • Wellingtons skyline
  • Parliament library of Wellington
  • An aerial view of central Wellington
  • Parliament and Beehive office buildings in central Wellington are great photo opportunities while on New Zealand tours.
  • Wellington Harbour taken from Mount Victoria

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand located at the south west tip of the North Island and known as the country’s centre for arts and culture. It was named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington. Being the political centre, one will see, on a New Zealand vacation, numerous government buildings. It is also a university city. In recent years, it has become an important centre for New Zealand’s film industry.

This compact picturesque city is nestled between a stunning harbour and rolling green hills adorned with tiered suburbs of colonial villas. The best place to really “view” Wellington is from Mount Victoria Lookout where parts of some of the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. Wonderful views are also available by taking the Wellington Cable Car which takes you to the Botanic Gardens and the Carter Observatory on Wellington tours.

It is a very walkable city with all of its restaurants, cafes, bars, galleries and shops in close proximity to each other. This is evident in central lively Courtney Place where cultural and nightlife activities abound. There are a number of museums and art galleries including the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum, all to be enjoyes on New Zealand tours. As far as dining is concerned, there is an excellent choice of European, Asian and Polynesian cuisines from which to choose as well as local New Zealand dishes. For wine connoisseurs, not far away is Martinborough Wine Village where you can sample one of the world’s best pinot noirs.

 


 

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Wellington, New Zealand

  • Classic New Zealand

    This is the ultimate classic New Zealand tour. Begin in Auckland and then it’s on to Rotorua, next head south to the capital, Wellington before embarking on the scenic South Island.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,351
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Discover Wellington

    Perched on the edge of a beautiful harbour, Wellington is a stunning city. Vibrant and cultured, it combines the sophistication of a big city with the quirkiness of a charming village.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 343
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Look South from Auckland

    Travel from Auckland to Wellington experiencing the scenery of New Zealand's north island. Explore Waitomo Caves, visit Rotorua and Napier, then enjoy the capital city of Wellington, known for its wine regions, and Oscar-winning films.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 731
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Long White Cloud: Wellington to Auckland

    Unearth cultural treasures and heartfelt moments as you travel the length of the North Island of New Zealand. Experience the wonder of a meal cooked underground in a traditional Maori hangi, uncover a part of New Zealand’s war history and find new friends, both human and animal, on your visit to Shenandoah.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,299
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Ultimate New Zealand

    Embark on a journey through the scenic attractions of diverse New Zealand, staying at some of the most luxurious accommodation available in Auckland, Palliser Bay and Queenstown.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,985
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Wairarapa Wine Region

    Travel to Wairarapa and visit the Martinborough Wine Village, the first of four vineyards included in your tour. Indulge in wine tastings before visiting Greytown to sample local treats.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 693
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Wellington: Martinborough Food & Wine Full Day Tour

    Take the day to indulge in the food and wine culture of the Martinborough wine region. In the company of an expert guide, you'll go behind the scenes to learn about the production of pinot noir, taste several premium wine brands, and enjoy a gourmet three-course lunch that perfectly matches the region's wines.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: An Evening with Weta & Coco

    Spend an evening in the company of the digital artists responsible for the effects in The Lord of the Rings and Avatar. Visit Weta Workshop to see how movie special effects are made before heading to Coco to enjoy a delicious three-course meal in an Art Deco setting.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Capital Taste Gourmet Tour

    Experience the culinary delights of New Zealand's capital on this Wellington gourmet tour. As you explore the city's culinary scene, you'll sample chocolates, cheeses, and coffee, as well as other hidden culinary treasures that only locals know about.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: City Sights and Coastline Tour

    Explore the famous city sights of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. See the city through the eyes of a local as you explore the city’s landmarks and also get off the tourist trail, heading from Mount Victoria to the famous cable car to the rugged south coastline and hidden treasures along the way. This tour showcases Wellington at its finest.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Palliser Bay off the Beaten Track Full Day Tour

    Explore the Wellington region and experience the beauty of Palliser Bay and other natural highlights off the beaten track. On this full-day tour, you'll enjoy a close encounter with fur seals, visit the fishing village of Ngwai on Lake Ferry, and enjoy incredible views at the Cape Palliser Lighthouse.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Rover Lord of the Rings Full Day Tour

    This tour is an absolute must-do for any fan of The Lord of the Rings. Taking you across Wellington, this full day tour explores the filming locations of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, stopping off at spots used for Rivendell and Helm’s Deep, for instance, and also includes a tour of Weta Workshop.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Rover Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

    Take a day to explore film locations from The Lord of the Rings on this half day tour through Wellington, which includes a visit to Weta Workshop and the new Weta Cave and Window into Workshop exhibition.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Seal Colony & Farm Half Day Tour

    Combine the wonders of farm and nature on this half-day tour outside Wellington. After strolling through the city’s Native Botanic Gardens, you’ll visit the working cattle farm of Terawhiti Station and head down the south coast to see New Zealand fur seals in their natural habitat.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Te Papa Private Tour

    Explore the national museum of New Zealand on this quick, engaging tour for groups with tight itineraries. This guided tour takes you through Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand, to educate you about the nation’s history and culture, and experience the arts and diverse heritages that have shaped the nation.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Weta Cave Premium There & Back Half Day Tour

    Experience the premium behind-the-scenes tour at Weta Workshop. First, view an exclusive 30 minute film showcasing the history of Weta. After viewing, head on a private tour of the workshop and Weta Cave, learning how your favourite movie specials effects and props are made.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Zealandia - General Admission

    Discover the unique eco-sanctuary of Zealandia, where over 225 hectares of native forest and habitat are restored and preserved. An experienced guide takes you through Zealandia and introduces you to the wonders of the wild and the necessity of the conservation movement.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Zealandia By Night

    Take an evening in Wellington to visit a new exhibition exploring New Zealand’s natural history and conservation movement. Afterwards, see the world’s first fenced urban wildlife sanctuary by torch, exploring New Zealand’s wild bush from the confines of the city.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wharekauhau Country Estate: Stay of Distinction

    Located on a 5,000 acre working sheep station, Wharekauhau Country Estate is an award winning rural retreat that overlooks stunning coastal scenery, green pastures and native forests.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,343
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Wines, Whales & Hot Springs

    Arriving in Wellington, explore the capital before enjoying Blenheim’s wine region. Next is Kaikoura, renowned for year round whale and dolphin watching then relax in Hamner Springs.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 702
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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