Wellington Day Tours

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and the southernmost city in the North Island. Surrounded by hilly terrain and with a stunning natural harbour, the city offers plenty of things to see and do for families and independent travellers alike. Natural attractions in Wellington include Mount Victoria, the Botanic Gardens (best accessed by Wellington’s iconic Cable Car) and Zealandia native wildlife sanctuary. Wellington is also home to Te Papa, the national museum and art gallery. Situated on the waterfront, Te Papa has several floors of fun hands-on exhibits that show off New Zealand’s natural, cultural and social history, as well as hosting international exhibitions.

The ‘capital of cool’, Wellington combines big city culture with small-town charm. Its compact city centre means most attractions are within walking distance. There are shopping and dining options for every budget in the Cuba Mall precinct and along Lambton Quay. Foodies and craft beer devotees will find themselves in paradise, especially in August each year during the annual ‘Welly on a Plate’ food festival.

For film buffs and Lord of the Rings fans, Wellington is a must-visit as it’s the home of the famous Weta Workshop, where Sir Peter Jackson and his team created fantastic special effects, costumes and props for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, as well as many other well-known films.

6 Day Tours to experience

A relaxed tour of Wellington taking in the best of the city, its harbour and the myriad of beaches and bays around the Wellington coastline.
  • 3 hours
  • 3 Hour Tour
  • Wellington City Highlights

from $55 NZD

From its harbour to its hills and all the fascinating places in between, discover Wellington's charm and scenic highlights.
  • 3 hours
  • 3 Hour Tour
  • Wellington City Highlights

from $55 NZD

Take a trip into the world of the silver screen with a visit to the famous Weta Workshop, where movie magic is made.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • Behind the Silver Screen

from $68 NZD

See how the Lord of the Rings and other films were created on this exciting half-day tour.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • Includes exclusive film

from $68 NZD

Go behind the scenes with a tour of the world famous Weta Workshop in Wellington.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • See props from famous films

from $68 NZD

See how movie magic is made with a guided tour of Weta Workshop's creative process
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • See artists at work

from $68 NZD

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 2 hours in advance of your tour experience.