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Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Wellington by minivan
  • Choose to disembark at any of 11 convenient stops to visit specific sights in depth
  • Explore the natural world at Zealandia, Wellington Zoo, Carter Observatory or the Botanic Gardens
Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
From US$ 31.55
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See the top attractions of Wellington on a hop-on hop-off minivan tour that follows a 90 minute route throughout the capital city and its outskirts. You can hop off at any of the 11 stops to explore points of interest such as Mt Victoria Lookout, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden or the Te Papa museum on your own. Your guide points out sights such as Parliament & Old St Paul’s Church and the Cable Car on this small-group tour.
What to Expect
Start your hop-on hop-off minivan tour at the Wellington i-Site Visitor Centre. Your guide makes a brief photo stop at Mt Victoria, but you can disembark at any of the 11 stops to visit a site in more depth on your own.

View interactive exhibits on Maori culture at the Te Papa Tongarewa, a premier museum, or take in contemporary design at City Gallery Wellington; delve into Wellington’s maritime history at the award-winning Museum of Wellington; discover New Zealand wildlife at Zealandia or the Wellington Zoo; stroll Wellington Botanic Garden; or gaze up at the southern hemisphere in the Carter Observatory’s digital planetarium.

Your ticket is valid for the day of purchase (tickets purchased for the last departure of the day are also valid for the following day), and your driver can tell you when the next minivan will arrive to take you to the next location. If you’d like to check out great cafés, restaurants and shops, disembark at chic Courtenay Place, bohemian Cuba Precinct or the gorgeous waterfront around Oriental Bay. Wellington offers so much to explore, you may not want to leave.
Reviews (206)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The guide was great and the bus turned up as scheduled at stops. Glad we chose this service to take a quick guide to windy Wellington.More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank E3523PFrobw
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi E3523PFrobw, Thanks for your review. Our guides are all very enthusiastic in sharing our knowledge of the Coolest Little Capital with our visitors, and we try and cram as much information into our tours as possible. We recognise that a lot of people visiting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour with Robby

You can buy tickets at the Tourist Information Center and the bus departs across the street by the Amora Hotel. My tour started with just three people and picked up two more. Robby was very informative and friendly. I learned a lot about New Zealand,...More

Thank azogal
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi azogal, Thanks for your feedback. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Robbie so much you decided to stay on the whole loop! Due to the nature of Wellington's roads, the big double deckers you find around the world on Hop...More

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Great driver and guide.

My girlfriend and I take hop-on hop-off bus tours in all the cities we visit and what really makes or breaks the tour is the commentary of the guide. Our guide/driver, Kostas #Gus, was amazing full of interesting facts about each of the areas in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank robertbI1447NP
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi robertbl1447NP, Thanks for your feedback. We're really happy your enjoyed our tour! The road layout in Wellington doesn't allow for big, double decker buses so our small 20-seat vehicles were chosen. This also allowed us to utilise driver/guides, rather than relying on pre-recorded commentaries....More

Reviewed 5 February 2019
Great way to see Wellington

My husband and I were impressed with how well this worked for us. It was almost always on time. Be sure you understand how long it takes to get back where you need to be at the end of the day. We were on board...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debbie S
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Debbie S, I very pleased you were so impressed! We try our best to be on time, every time, but as is the nature of traffic, occasionally we do get delayed. Our tours are timed with cruise ships in mind, which is one of...More

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Inflexible and customer-unfriendly

Turned up at 2.45 pm on a summer's day to tour this beautiful city of Wellington only to find that the last bus of the day had departed at 2.30 pm. We were very disappointed as we leave early tomorrow morning. Seems crazy when there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ashmike48
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ashmike48, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you're not impressed with our service. We choose to run our last departure at 2:30pm for several reasons - partly because several of our stops actually begin to close from 5pm. So although the sun...More

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2 February 2019|
Response from RTGL | Property representative |
Hi, Our tours depart directly across the road from where the cruise ship shuttles drop people at the i-SITE Visitor Centre. It takes maybe 10-15mins to drive from the port. Thanks, Wellington Hop On Hop Off
2 January 2019|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
We went in September but at this time of the year, January, it would be best to book.
Janet F
20 November 2018|
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Response from Janet_M_13450 | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship shuttle bus will take you to the bus stop to catch the hop on hop off bus