Wellington Sightseeing Scenic Tour | Wellington Sightseeing

Wellington Sightseeing Scenic Tour | Wellington Sightseeing

This half day sightseeing tour of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city will give you a wonderful overview and leave you free to explore on your own afterwards.

The city shoreline features a mix of contemporary and historical architecture has been opened up to restaurants, galleries and apartments. Joggers, cyclists and pedestrians throng the waterfront. Stunning views of the city can be enjoyed from Mt Victoria. You will visit must-see attractions including the famous Beehive and parliament buildings, and Old Saint Paul’s Cathedral – the Southern Hemisphere’s finest example of Gothic Revival architecture. Admire the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, and the breathtaking views of the city from the summit of Mount Victoria. Return to downtown with a drive around the rugged scenic bays of the harbour. A ride on the iconic cable car is an optional extra, but well worthwhile.

At the conclusion of the tour you have the choice of being dropped off at Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum, or taken back to your ship.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cruise Ship Shore Excursions
From: Wellington to Wellington
From (NZD) $69 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: LT61CS


Comfortable air conditioned transport
Experienced driver/guide
Pick up and drop off from the wharf


  • The Beehive & Parliament Buildings
  • Old Saint Paul’s Cathedral
  • Lady Norwood Rose Gardens
  • Stunning views from the summit of Mount Victoria
  • Optional cable car ride

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departures coincide with cruise ship arrivals
  • Departure Point: CentrePort, Wellington – just a short walk from the gangway
  • Departure Time: 8.45 am but on some days the ships may arrive or depart at different times so tour times will be adjusted to suit
  • Duration: 2 1/2 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour ends at 11.15am
  • Closed: This tour only operates on days cruise ships arrive into Wellington

Important Information

  • Advance bookings for any optional tours are recommended to be prebooked as on the day availability may be an issue
  • Children under 2 years old can travel free of charge and are not assigned a seat unless a seat is required then child rates apply
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

Tourism Affiliations

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There are 3 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Our bus driver/tour guide was VERY informative. We learnt about the city and it's history. We were taken to many interesting places including the smart decision to go to the top of the Cable Car, beating the couple of hundred people lined up at the bottom. Importantly the bus we traveled on was very comfortable. If you want to see the lovely city of Wellington this is the way to do it.
Overall Tour Rating

The tour guide gave an excellent commentary about both the history of Wellington and current day Wellington. We managed to see a lot of sights in a short period of time. The tour did not seem too rushed and there was ample free time provided throughout the day. The option of the tram car ride was a highlight of the day.
Overall Tour Rating

Excellent operator.
Overall Tour Rating

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Wellington Sightseeing Scenic Tour | Wellington Sightseeing
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Tour Code: LT61CS
From (NZD) $69 per person
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