Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, situated on a beautiful natural harbour. A compact city that’s great to explore on foot with a local guide who can introduce you to Wellington, both past and present
Our private tour options in Wellington include walking tours, food tours and a day trip to neighbouring region, the Wairarapa. Take a look at our standard options or enquire today about customised itineraries to suit your special interests. All tours start and end at your chosen Wellington inner city hotel or agreed cruise shuttle stops in the city. Our guide can also meet you on request at the waterfront helipad or Wellington Airport. Standard departures times for half day tours are 10am or 1pm. Departure times for full day tours are typically 9am. Private couples, small groups and larger groups can all be handled with ease. Enquire about rates for groups.
Half Day Private Tours
Wellington city walking tour
Discover the capital of NZ on this authentic ‘insider neighbourhood’ private walking tour, hosted by a mature local guide.
Positioned on the edge of a beautiful natural harbour, Wellington is a compact city that’s great for walking. As the capital city of NZ, there are unique public spaces to explore and interesting cultural venues. Tour the city on foot with a local and discover Wellington through their eyes.
Tour highlights include: Private tour with a mature local guide, departs and ends at your inner city hotel, visits to scenic spots and historic precincts, interesting architecture and eclectic neighbourhoods.
Private Couples Tour – NZ$330 per person (Minimum 2 people)
This tour is not suited to anyone with limited mobility or low levels of fitness. We recommend a moderate level of fitness to enjoy this tour – participants are required to walk 3km-5kms along formed paths. Sturdy walking shoes, a weatherproof coat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. Stiletto heels are not suitable for this tour. Tour duration: 2.5 hrs
Wellington fresh taste tour
Local artisan food producers and fresh produce. A private food walking tour of Wellington city hosted by a mature local guide.
Wellington is home to an eclectic mix of culinary businesses, food markets and artisan producers. Your private guide will take you on an interesting journey through the heart of the city, visiting great hospitality outlets and local food producers. A mix of sweet and savoury food tastings and beverages are included.
Tour highlights include: Private tour with a mature local guide, departs and ends at your inner city hotel, visits to local produce markets, gourmet food tastings, meet local artisan food and beverage producers
Private Couples Tour – NZ$499 per person (Minimum 2 people)
This tour is not suited to young children under 14 years. This tour is not suited to anyone with limited mobility or low levels of fitness. We recommend a moderate level of fitness to enjoy this tour – participants are required to walk 3km-5kms along formed paths. Sturdy walking shoes, a weatherproof coat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. Stiletto heels are not suitable for this tour. Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notification. A customisation fee will apply. Tour duration: 3 hrs
CAPITAL CITY HIGHLIGHTS
Get acquainted with the heart of New Zealand’s capital city, Whanganui a Tara Wellington
As the capital of New Zealand, Wellington has a fascinating history and eclectic modern vibe. Home to politicians, academics, artists and artisans, this is a city where everyone is engaged with what makes New Zealand ‘tick’. Your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you on a guided tour of Parliament Grounds and the National Library (home to the foundation documents of NZ). This private half-day experience includes transfers and finishes back at your hotel in the central city.
Tour highlights include: Private luxury tour with a mature local guide, visit to two significant heritage properties*, morning or afternoon tea and comfortable transportation throughout the tour. This tour is also available as a full-day tour – please enquire for more information.
Private Couples Tour – NZ$859 per person (Minimum 2 people)
* Venues subject to availability – options include Parliament, the National Archives, Old St Paul’s and Old Government House. This tour is not suited to young children under 14 years. This tour is not suited to anyone in a wheelchair or pushchair – however, those able to walk with a frame or walking stick can be accommodated on request. Tour duration: 3-4 hrs
Full Day Private Tours
A taste of the Wairarapa
Join us for a highly scenic drive to the charming villages of martinborough and Greytown, located just over 1 hour from downtown Wellington.
Fully guided throughout, the journey will include short stops along the way to enjoy views across Wellington harbour, the beautiful Hutt River and the Remutaka Forest Park making the total coach trip around 90 mins each way. On arrival in the Wairarapa, you’ll enjoy tasting 4-wines from a local producer, followed by a rustic lunch at an historic hotel built in the late 1850’s. A walking tour of the Greytown village with your guide is highly recommended. Kick-back and relax on the drive back to your hotel or cruise terminal in time for ‘all aboard’.
Tour highlights include: Scenic drive through the Wellington region and across to the Wairapapa, meet local artisan winemakers at their urban winery, taste delicious fresh local produce, enjoy lunch at an historic hotel, browse the boutiques and local stores of Greytown for interesting souvenirs and gifts if you wish
Private Couples Tour – NZ$1,349 per person (Minimum 2 people)
This tour is not suited to young children under 14 years. Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notification. Tour duration: 7-8 hrs