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Full Day Tour of Wellington
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Full Day Tour of Wellington

By Xplor Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 387–420 minutes
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cruise ship pick up
  • Small-group tour or private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
  • Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Wellington isite Visitor Information Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    The Wellington iSite at 111 Wakefield Steet is the alternative pick up point if you are not arriving off a Cruise Ship or your Hotel is outside of the CBD pick up zone.
Pickup details
  • ******CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS WILL BE COLLECTED FROM THE PORT IN THE DESIGNATED PICK UP AREA, YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO IN TO THE CITY****** Please select "Toll Aotea Quay" option as your pick up location and enter your ship name in the additional booking details. Your pick-up time will be 45 minutes after the ship has docked (even if your ship has been delayed or arrives early) with 8.45am being the earliest pick-up time. For the convenience of other guests, please ensure you arrive at the tour area promptly as the tour may not wait for you. Look out for the Xplor Tours guides who will greet you. NON-CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER BOOKINGS: Pick up times may differ from tour start times if there are multiple guest pick-up locations. We will contact you in advance of your tour with your estimated pick-up time if this is the case.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Toll, Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66479P4

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Cruise Ship Passenger bookings should select the following option as their pick up location which is the Port: 151 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Cruise Ship Passenger bookings should add their ship name in special requirements field.
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with Full Day Tour of Wellington?
      How much is Full Day Tour of Wellington?
      Full Day Tour of Wellington price starts from ₹ 14,740.16. Discover and book Full Day Tour of Wellington on Tripadvisor
      What is the Full Day Tour of Wellington cancellation policy?
      Full Day Tour of Wellington cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full Day Tour of Wellington on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Full Day Tour of Wellington?
      Full Day Tour of Wellington is hosted by Xplor Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Xplor Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full Day Tour of Wellington on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66479P4

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Wellington isite Visitor Information Centre
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Mount Victoria
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • 2
        Weta Workshop
        Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
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      • 3
        Wellington Cable Car
        Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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      • 4
        Wellington Botanic Garden
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 5
        Lady Norwood Rose Garden
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • 6
        New Zealand Parliament
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • 7
        Old St Paul's
        Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • Xplor Tours
        515
        Wellington, New Zealand
        Joined in June 2017
      • Trip62120800890
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing time!
        Nathan is an amazing tour guide! He picked us up from the port ahead of time, he’s enthusiastic which made the tour extra enjoyable. He showed us cool places,,he loves what he does which transpires very much. He is proud of his country’s success and explained well about the history. When arrived at Weta Workshop, Nathan gave us clear instructions what to do, what to expect and how make most of the time onsite. He even gave the props for picture taking! The time we spent at Lord of the Rings area is even more enjoyable by the way Nathan described the transition, we felt like we were there during the filming. We enjoyed every bit of the tour including the commentary. Nathan made us feel very welcome and he is very cool! We had an elder and small child with us so the group is a bit slow but Nathan allowed us plenty of time to enjoy, take photos and get to know more about the area. Many thanks Nathan! We hope to see you again soon!
        Written 2 March 2024
      • Marcel P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour to see quickly the highlights.
        Informative excursion. Driver was Excellent. Gave a lot of information during the tour. Stops are short but long enough. Dropped us off at the bottom of the cable car and picked us back up at the top. At the end of the tour, he dropped us off, depending on our plans for the afternoon.
        Written 28 February 2024
      • robertwG8391MW
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful tour of Wellington
        Comprehensive tour of Wellington city and surrounding areas. We especially liked the beach areas, Mount Victoria, parliament buildings and cable car. Guide gave a good historical perspective of NZ and Wellington.
        Written 27 February 2024
      • Climber700866
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not good
        Dean our guide spent way to much time trying to be funny and not enough time giving us good information about Wellington. would have been a better trip with a better guide
        Written 27 February 2024
      • Camper08595728665
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous guide and tour!
        What a great tour! Our guide, Dean, was professional, warm, funny, and very knowledgeable. He augmented the tour with personal antidotes and places he thought would interest us. He was the BEST!
        Written 26 February 2024
      • FarAway54253996885
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip
        Dean our Aussie/Kiwi driver was awesome and gave us a view of every steep street in Wellington city it seemed. Great views from many locations and an amusing commentary. Thanks xplor tours and Dean our driver. 👍👍👍
        Written 26 February 2024
      • DB08
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Weta workshop is a real eye opener.
        We had a great time on this tour, not being LOTR or Hobbit fans we found the Weta workshop fascinating, to see the amount of work done here on special effects for so many movies was a real eye opener. The tour of Mount Victoria and some of the filming locations was very special and so well described by our tour guide. Highly recommend this tour.
        Written 25 February 2024
      • Vacation22721908717
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun tour
        We really enjoyed our tour with our guide Lester. The tour of Weta Studios was fantastic. The only down fall and issue was with bus. The bus did not have working AC and it was a warm day with 15 people on board. Felt at times we were melting. This was the only reason I marked this tour down by 1 star.
        Written 25 February 2024
      • clarkwilli
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dennis is the best guide.
        Dennis was our guide and he was great, so fun and informative. He met right off the cruise ship and was so organized. He quickly learned everyone’s names. He made the day memorable for us. We loved Wellington, well worth the time and Dennis made it very comfortable.
        Written 25 February 2024
      • Ginna A
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        See a lot of Wellington in half day
        Fantastic trip through beautiful Wellington. The views from the overlook were fantastic. Commentary from Allan was just the right amount and very informative. Strongly recommend booking this tour!
        Written 25 February 2024
      • portert
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent Tour Guide!! Dennis
        Are tour guide was simply amazing!! He took us all over and explain things to us thoroughly. I would highly recommend this tour if you have not visited before!!
        Written 24 February 2024
      • 434natw
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do it 😊
        Started with Nathan being awesome and picking up a mistake I made with dates. We were Lucky he was able to change my dates. Thank you. The pick up from our Ship was easy and appreciated. Marty, our driver was very knowledgeable, easy going, kind, friendly and just a great bloke. The tour was great and covered a lot. I would have loved to have done a culture tour also (hopefully available next time). However the places we stopped and scenery of this tour was great. The bus was very clean, comfy, air conditioned with a step. I travelled with my 75yr old mum and we both enjoyed it. Thanks for turning on the perfect, sunny, non windy weather.
        Written 24 February 2024
      • Dream8186
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Colin, you made Wellington so special for us!!
        Our driver Colin was so funny, informative and took us on a 6 hour tour instead of just 3 hours. He actually got to know us by our first names and sent a text after the tour to thank us for joining him. He went above and beyond and recommend him highly!!! He was THE BEST!!!
        Written 24 February 2024
      • Roving550078
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Half day Wellington, a quick way to go see its city!
        Alan was an awesome driver-guide. He kept us all informed about Wellington's places of interest, the high & lows, and all that tourists like us need to know. Great work, Alan and thank you!
        Written 23 February 2024
      • vickiwM5186MO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic
        Very informative terrific locations shown would definitely recommend best value for money. Our driver was very helpful dropped everyone off where they wanted to go
        Written 20 February 2024
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      300janices
      Copper Mountain, United States10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      Ray our tour guide and driver was incredible! He was not only so engaging but well connected. The only downside was the 1 1/2 hour bus ride from the cruise port to Wellington and then back again!!! It would have been helpful to have known this before we booked this tour. The tour of Wellington only took 45 minutes total so it was a long day, although the scenery was awesome.
      Written 5 March 2020
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      Hi 300jani Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. I think you might have your cities mixed up. It sounds like you are talking about going from Akaroa to Christchurch as this does takes about 1.5 hours from the port and I am aware that the tour of Christchurch itself only takes 45 minutes. In Wellington you are in the city in 5 minutes. Ray looked after you in a full day Wellington Tour not Christchurch. Ray is one of our Wellington guides and is an incredible tour guide full of knowledge and fun. So hopefully when you refer to Ray it is about your Wellington Tour.
      Written 9 March 2020
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      Kent W
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      Ray picked us up promptly in a nice clean comfortable van. He had us introduce ourselfs, and by the end with the fellow passengers, we were like family.
      We were given a great tour of Wellington. Everything from lookout points to gardens with the City in-between. Ray was knowledgeable and he made it fun. Five Stars!!
      Written 25 February 2020
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      Hi Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. Ray is one of the best tour guides in Wellington. Knows lots about the place and most importantly loves to have fun with his group and sounds like he did that on your tour. Once again thank you for your review.
      Written 1 March 2020
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      Anne B
      Finley, New South Wales, Australia14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      We had only 4 people on our mini bus. We were pick up at the port and driven over the coast line of Wellington. Our driver was talking the entire way about the region and its history.
      Stopping to take photos or just to grab a coffee.
      Our tour of the Weta Works was fantastic. Our guide was so enthusiastic about his job it was infectious. Amazing place, and to be able to see and touch things , was a great day.
      Written 25 February 2024
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      Glad you enjoyed it & thanks for taking the time to place your review.
      Written 29 February 2024
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      Rachelle G
      75 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      We where on a cruise and had issues getting into Wellington. Xplore was great! Answering emails late in day and helping moving our tour date. The tour was great and on a small bus. A necessary requirement on such small roads. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Small glitch on dinner venues as a lot where closed due to Bank Holiday but he over came to find us something!
      Written 15 February 2024
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      Clemens
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2019
      Richard took us on a full day tour to see Wellington on 21st of August.
      He showed us all the attractions we wanted to see and some more.
      He is very knowledgable but does not overload you with his knowledge.
      It was a perfect sightseeing day for us.
      He did everything in a very nice and outgoing manner.
      Highest recommendations!!!
      Written 2 September 2019
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      Hi Clemens Thank you very much for your review it is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure taking you and Bridget on a tour of my lovely city. We had a few laughs, a bit of fun and I really enjoyed your company for the day. I hope the rest of your stay in New Zealand was enjoyable. Once again thank you for your review.
      Written 3 September 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      KARTHIK
      11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022
      I had a great day. The best sightseeing day tour ever. Richard has incredible knowledge about wellington/history past and present. Pretty much covered everything in a day with lunch being included. It was an amazing experience. I promise you won't be disappointed with this tour. Just call or email them how many people are in your group or solo, they'll get it sorted. I also think "YOU CAN'T BEAT WELLINGTON ON A GOOD DAY" - KARTHIK
      Written 15 January 2022
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      Hi Karthik Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I really enjoyed myself taking you around Wellington. We had fun which is what my tours are about learning and having fun at the same time and with you it was so easy. Once again thank you for your review and all the best for the future.
      Written 17 January 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Svseitz
      McDonough, GA14 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      Wellington, NZ is a bit underwhelming. We made it to all the listed stops but it could be done in 4-hours. The included Weta workshop tour was worthwhile and fortunately guided by a Weta employee. It was cold and windy during our visit to Mt. Victoria so we didn't stay long.
      Written 3 March 2024
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      gamesinc4
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dean was the best tour guide- happy. Knowledgable and Friendly. He’s the best navigator, answering questions and asking for our preferences.
      Written 25 February 2024
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      Amazing! Dean is a great guide & we're delighted he looked after you so well. Hope to see you again
      Written 26 February 2024
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      UncleGabeCalifornia
      Solvang, CA67 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful day with Allan our guide & driver….he is incredibly friendly and accommodating, and certainly knows his way around Wellington. Very comprehensive and educational tour. Highly recommended
      Written 3 February 2024
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      Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us in Wellington.
      Written 3 February 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      john d
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Very knowledgeable tour guide. We took amazing photos from all the view points and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, especially Weta. Highly recommended
      Written 3 January 2024
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      Wow John, thanks for that great review. Glad you left Wellington with great photos and memories.
      Written 10 January 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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