Wellington Half-day City Tour with Intro to Te Papa

Hit up all of Wellington's key sights on a morning city tour, then take a step back in time at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Wellington, New Zealand
6 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Not included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location

What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A 3 hr morning tour of Wellington city, seeing key sights like the Beehive, Old Saint Paul’s Cathedral, & Mount Victoria
  • Pop into the Wellington Museum & spend time wandering around the Wellington Botanic Gardens
  • A 1 hr Introducing Te Papa Tour, discovering New Zealand’s rich history & cultures
  • Transport on board an air-conditioned mini-van with expert commentary from your friendly guide
  • Convenient pick-ups from selected Wellington accommodation
  • Departs from the meeting point at Wellington i-SITE 

What's Excluded

  • A one-way trip on Wellington's Cable Car 
  • Lunch

What to Expect

See Wellington like a local with a morning tour of the city and all its sights. Departing from the Wellington i-SITE, experience the best attractions and must-see landmarks and get off the tourist trail.


View New Zealand's Parliament Buildings, including the Beehive, a unique structure that houses the Executive Wing of New Zealand Parliament Buildings. Next, pop into Old Saint Paul's Cathedral, a wooden Gothic church that's a popular wedding and event venue with stunning neo-Gothic leadlight windows.


Get back to nature with a wander around the Wellington Botanic Gardens, established in 1844. It's a 25-hectare space that has colourful displays,specialised plant collections, and some of the oldest exotic trees in New Zealand. 


Then, you'll have the option to ride the historic Wellington Cable Car (own cost) to the lookout perched above the city. It's a short, 5-min ride with spectacular views. Finally, enjoy even more views from the top of Mount Victoria as you feel the refreshing breeze in your hair. 


Along the way, there'll be plenty of photo opportunities in and around Wellington City, with personal tour commentary by your local guide. Plus, if you're not a confident speaker of English, don't worry – the Operator has a state-of-the-art multi-lingual commentary system that caters to Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese speakers.


After your morning tour, you'll have time to purchase lunch (own cost) at the Te Papa café, roam to a nearby city eatery or bring your own and explore the Wellington waterfront.


Then join the 1 hr guided Introducing Te Papa Tour, which will take you back millions of years to learn about New Zealand's history and cultures. Hear stories of the adaptive wildlife, the resilience of the Māori people, and artistic interpretations of life in the South Pacific.


Where we Visit:

  • New Zealand's Parliament Buildings and Beehive
  • Old Saint Paul's Cathedral
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens
  • Wellington Cable Car (optional)
  • Mount Victoria
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


Terms & Conditions:

  • 1 May to 31 August departures may be limited due to a winter timetable
  • Limited CBD hotel pick-ups are available – The Operator will confirm if they can accommodate your hotel pick upon receipt of your booking
  • All tours are subject to a minimum of two guests

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received within 24 hours before tour departure will be charged at full price
  • No charge for cancellations received prior to 24 hours before tour departure

Pickup Locations

  • Bay Plaza Hotel (Morning Tour Only)
  • Bolton Hotel (Morning Tour Only)
  • City Life Lambton Quay (Morning Tour Only)
  • Copthorne Oriental Bay (Morning Tour Only)
  • Distinction Wellington (Morning Tour Only)
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