Wellington Sightseeing Scenic Tour | Wellington Highlights

Wellington Sightseeing Scenic Tour | Wellington Highlights

Depart on a small and intimate tour through the capital city of New Zealand, affectionately known as the "Windy City".

Head directly to the iconic cable car, your tour includes the ride up the steep cable railway to the top station. You will have a little time to look around the cable car museum and take some photos.

Be collected by your driver and continue onto your next stop at the top of Mt Victoria, another great location for photos. Your guide will point out the surrounding landmarks.

Travel through the steep and winding streets of the city and down to the harbour side and out to the Port Lighthouse and around the coast, passing the many bays and interesting waterfront properties along the way and watch out for seals!

Wellington is famous for its film industry such as The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Your lunch venue today, the Art Deco Roxy Cinema at Miramar owes its recent restoration to the support of many film industry stars.

Following lunch (own expense) take a short drive to Weta Cave where will be able to see some of the props used in some of the many movies they have been involved in and have a look around the retail shop for souvenirs.

Departing Weta Cave we head back into the city to the cruise terminal while getting to see many other landmarks enroute. You have the option to be dropped at Te Papa Museum and a driver will return later to transfer you back to the ship in good time for its departure.

Please note: the the order of the tour may vary slightly depending on weather conditions, ships arrival times and traffic.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cruise Ship Shore Excursions
From: Wellington to Wellington
Price: From (NZD) $119 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: WLG1


Comfortable air conditioned transport
Experienced driver/guide
Pick up and drop off to the cruise ship tenders
A one way cable car ride


  • Small Group Tour
  • Art Deco Roxy Cinema
  • Stunning views from Mt Victoria
  • Old St Pauls Cathedral
  • Parliament Buildings
  • Te Papa Museum
  • Wellington harbour and waterfront
  • Weta Cave

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departures coincide with cruise ship arrivals
  • Departure Point: CentrePort, Wellington – just a short walk from the gangway
  • Departure Time: 9.30am but on some days the ships may arrive or depart at different times so tour times will be adjusted to suit
  • Duration: 5 1/2 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour ends at 15:00pm
  • Closed: This tour only operates on days cruise ships arrive into Wellington

Important Information

  • Availability is very limited, Please email or make contact with a Relaxing Journeys consultant first to check availability before booking via the website.
  • Lunch is not included but a lunch stop is available to purchase lunch (own expense)
  • Children under 4 year olds 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.
  • Voted #1 on Trip Advisor and award winners 2014, 2015 and 2016

Tourism Affiliations

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There are 6 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.5 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

It is a nice tour for the highlight of Wellington. Ian is an excellent Tour Guide.
Overall Tour Rating

I very much enjoyed the tour. The pick-up was smooth and the guide excellent. Many thanks.
Overall Tour Rating

The tour was very i formative and very thorough. The tour guide was very informative. Lord of the Rings fans on board made it more worthwhile. The only negative was that when we arrived at Wellington we were told to look for a sign with our name in it well there wasn't one it was the tour code in the board and only by chance we realised that was the tour we were supposed to be on. But overall a good day.
Overall Tour Rating

For an overview of Wellington this tour delivers. You will see a bit of the city, beautiful views, ride the cable car. It is a full day an unlike some other tours where a lot of time is spent driving to places that hold little interest this tour keeps moving. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour will pique your interest and leave you wanting more time to explore the city. It was very easy to find the tour guide and the whole process was easy with good communication and polite service.
Overall Tour Rating

We had a very thorough tour of Wellington. We really enjoyed the Te Papa museum and wish we had more time there. The only comment we have is that the lunch choices were not the greatest.
Overall Tour Rating

Todd was excellent, took the time to advise and help all passengers. Information flowed and was very interesting. Knowledge of the area we covered and anecdotes were a highlight. A lot was fitted in to our day out. Will love to go on another tour with this company.
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Wellington Sightseeing Scenic Tour | Wellington Highlights
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: WLG1
From (NZD) $119 per person
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