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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$ 30.41
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Departs Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre at 11am
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Departs Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre at 12:30pm
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Departs Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre at 9:30am
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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.
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Reviewed 1 June 2018
Great way to see and learn about Wellington

This was a last-minute choice for us when we found ourselves with a couple of hours between breakfast and an afternoon commitment on our second day in the city. We checked the next departure time online, then made it to the the iSite info centre...More

Thank HazFly
RTG l, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Hi HazFly, Thanks for your great review! We're aware that people can be spontaneous when on holiday, so we always try to have availability right up to the last second. Quite a lot of our passengers actually choose to use our service as a short,...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
As a private tour

We booked late Saturday evening (online) the tour for two persons, early Sunday morning received e-mail confirmation On arrival (I-site visitor centre) we were the two only guests, brilliant (for us). We had a very warm welcoming by the driver/guide. He was professional, friendly and...More

Thank Erwin H
RTG l, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Erwin, Thanks for your review. We completely agree that booking ahead in high season is a good idea, but at this time of year things do calm down somewhat in Wellington, so late bookings and walk ups are fine. Smaller than usual buses means...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Worst experience ever

We recently visited Wellington for a day on our cruise we had great day on the hop on hop off bus in Dunedin and decided to do it again in Wellington. Big mistake we arrived about 11.00 am to the office purchased our tickets which...More

5  Thank Liarne M
Rover-Rings, Owner at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review and I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience in Wellington. However I can only assume that you were not actually traveling with us. 1. We have no bookings that line up with the amount you're quoting (I...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Great, easy way to see the sights!

We really enjoyed this simple, stress-free way of getting around seeing a lot of of places during our one day cruise port stop. Bus driver was great - very informative and gave great recommendations about each stop. Highly recommended!More

Thank Tallpeople4
RTG l, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi, Thanks for your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your day in Wellington with us. We try to make things as easy as possible, as stressful days will only leave bad memories and we want everyone's memories of Wellington to be positive. That's why...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Highly recommended

This is a great way of seeing all the attractions the city has to offer and the fact that you can get off take a look around somewhere you feel you want to see more of and then get on the next bus is excellent....More

Thank Richard H
RTG l, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Richard, Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us. With so much to see and do in Wellington, we try and give people a brief glimpse into all of them, then enough time to explore in more detail the ones of interest to...More

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I booked in the UK before our cruise