After pickup from your hotel or cruise port, explore the cosmopolitan capital of Wellington and its surroundings by luxury mini-coach on a 4-hour or 8-hour tour.
A knowledgeable guide transports your small group along the south coast for a glimpse of the South Island from lookout points perched on steep cliffs. See the ruins of the Wahine maritime disaster of 1968, when 51 people lost their lives in Wellington Harbour, and enjoy views of Matiu/Somes Island, a scientific reserve and nature sanctuary. Learn about the island’s history as a quarantine station for immigrant ships to New Zealand as well as an enemy internment camp during World War I and II.
If you selected the full-day tour, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach or at one of Wellington’s trendy cafes.
A unique ride aboard the Wellington Cable Car takes you to the top of Mt Victoria (Mt Vic) for panoramic views of the city and harbor; this charming transport is one of the few remaining of its kind in the world.
On a visit to Thorndon, New Zealand's oldest suburb, you’ll visit the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and its domelike Beehive, the government seat. Step inside Old St Paul's Cathedral for a look at the Gothic Revival architecture.
Conclude your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Te Papa national museum where interactive exhibits delve into New Zealand’s Maori and European cultural heritage. Afterward, relax with a convenient drop-off at your starting point.