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Wellington NZ 2-day Small Group Tour

  • 2days
  • NZ North Island

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Discover New Zealand's capital

the lovely city of Wellington and its surrounds

Enjoy all the Wellington must see spots on a city tour before escaping the crowds to the beautiful Wairarapa.

Tour highlights:

  • city highlights tour in and around Wellington including the Stuart Macaskill Lakes and Remutaka Summit
  • visit and tastings at three world class wineries in the Martinborough Wine region
  • scenic coastal drive around Oriental Bay and Evans Bay Parades
  • a visit to the famous Weta Cave Shop
  • the Lady Norwood Rose Gardens via a walk through the Botanical Gardens
  • A scenic drive to Shelly Bay and around the Miramar Peninsula
  • Old St. Paul’s Cathedral dating back to 1856

Included in the small group tour:

  • Airport or hotel pick up and drop off (Day 1 and 2)
  • Overnight accommodation in a 4* hotel with cooked breakfast
  • One lunch included on day 2 of the itinerary (days may be switched around according to local conditions)
  • Experienced local driver guide for the duration of the tour

Notes:

  • To join this tour guests must arrive at Wellington airport prior to 0900 on Day 1 and depart from Wellington airport no earlier
  • than 1700 on Day 2
  • Optional activities are at the guest’s discretion/expense and are not included in the tour price

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  • Day 1

    Arrive in Wellington

    Martinborough Winery Tour Your day begins with hotel or airport pick up. Travel in comfort in a private vehicle whilst enjoying expert commentary along the way from your professional, local driver. You will depart Wellington and follow the Hutt River up the Hutt Valley and over the Remutaka Ranges with sightseeing stops at the Stuart Macaskill Lakes and Remutaka Summit. Enjoy a visit to local cheese shop C'est Cheese for an optional cheese tasting and the chance to pick up a snack for the road. Once we arrive in Martinborough, you will visit three of Martinborough's best wineries. Each visit takes between 15 and 45 minutes as the cellar door staff will introduce a variety of their wines which you may sample at your discretion. Tour includes all cellar door admission and wine tasting fees. Return drop off to Wellington accommodation from 1500.

    Optional (Free entry): drop off available at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand after checking in at your hotel. The museum is a 10-minute walk back to your hotel.

  • Day 2

    From Cave to Coast Highlights

    Your day starts with a hotel pick up before we drive along the Wellington Waterfront and up Mt Victoria to the Mt Victoria Lookout for stunning 360 degree views of Wellington city and it's picturesque harbour. Take a scenic coastal drive around Oriental Bay and Evans Bay Parades and have a look at the variety of private cable cars perched precariously on the hillside. We make a brief stop at the iconic Wellington Blown Away sign before a visit to the famous Weta Cave Shop, the hub of Weta Studio Tours in Miramar, Wellington. It's not just a retail store: it's a cavern of creativity. At the Weta Cave you can snap a selfie with the life-sized sculptures, wander through the mini museum, and watch the exclusive documentary. It's a movie lover's paradise. The coastal theme continues with a drive along scenic Shelly Bay and around the Miramar Peninsula including a lunch stop at a seaside cafe or restaurant (mains and a drink included). The tour takes on a sombre tone with a short stop at the Wahine Memorial Park before you explore the south Wellington coast, Taputarenga Marine Reserve and Te Kopahou Reserve Visitors Centre. The tour returns to the city via the Brooklyn Wind Turbine with it’s unbeatable city views before a return to the city proper with downtown sights including an optional ride in the famous Wellington Cable Car (tickets not included) and a look at the Lady Norwood Rose Gardens via a walk through the Botanical Gardens. The final tour destination is Old St. Paul’s Cathedral and its impressive stained glass windows. Explore the native hardwood timber cathedral which dates back to 1856. A drop off service from 1500 to the airport or hotel completes the tour.

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