Thursday 27th April
Wellington Walking Tour, $24
10am – 12.30pm
The best way to discover the heart and soul of Wellington (New Zealand’s Capital City) is on foot.
Walk Wellington tours are featured in Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Frommer’s, as well as in reviews on Trip Advisor.
Get the inside story on Wellington’s history, culture and landscape from a local guide who goes beyond what’s in the guidebooks.
Get to know Wellington’s waterfront, downtown, courts and parliamentary areas in an easy Day walk of around 2.5 hours duration. A Walk Wellington guide would introduce you to the history, sights and culture of Wellington’s vibrant inner city.
The walk terminates in the Old St Paul’s Cathedral in Mulgrave St Thorndon, enabling you to explore this fine building at your leisure.
Friday 28th April
Petone World of Food and Shopping Tour, $199
8.50am – 3.20pm
Discover a world of food and a street of shopping in Petone. This charming historic seaside suburb is just a short 20 minute drive from downtown Wellington but is a world away from the hubbub of the city.
On this full day tour we visit an amazing international food emporium for a private tasting prior to their opening to the public, discover a dumpling maker, sip coffee as we watch the coffee bean roasting process, shop for quality kitchen knives and gadgets (you can never have enough!) and browse along the eclectic retailers of Jackson Street.
The tour includes a delicious Italian lunch accompanied by a glass of Prosecco sparkling wine.
Te Papa Guided Highlights Tour, $16
10.00am – 11.15 am
The perfect way to get an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Mäori treasures, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time
or wanting an introduction for an extended visit.
Saturday 29th April
Wellington Arts, Food and Culture Walking Tour, $270
Includes senior guide, morning coffee, lunch and food tastings.
Excludes any additional beverage or food purchases and the tour of parliament.
This Central Wellington tour starts with the story of Maori arrival on the waterfront and ends at New Zealand’s current Houses of Parliament, visiting many famous inner city sights on route.
Along the way, we’ll discover hidden lanes packed with foodie delights and a bustling heritage precinct, oozing with cool, local vibe. The tour will make its way to the Karaka Café at Wharewaka on the waterfront, where the group will have lunch. After lunch, the tour will focus on the history, geology, architecture and political aspects of Wellington.
The tour ends at Parliament, where participants may take the opportunity to join an Introducing Parliament Tour. This is not included as part of this package but is highly recommended.
This experience requires participants to walk 3-5 kilometres along paved streets and formed paths. It is an easy, predominantly flat, walk. However, this tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues or serious health conditions. Some access paths around venues we will be visiting are uneven and can be slippery when wet, so care is required.
This tour will proceed regardless of the weather, so participants are advised to check the forecast and dress appropriately for the conditions. Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended.
Comfortable footwear and clothing (including a light waterproof jacket and sunhat) are strongly recommended. Stiletto heels are not suitable for this tour.
Cameras are welcome, but may not be permitted at some venues.