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Wellington Cable Car Tours and Activities

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Operating since 1902, the Wellington Cable Car is one of the city’s most famous sights. The ride, from the central business district to the city’s tranquil botanic garden, offers a stunning light show inside the tunnels as well as gorgeous vistas of Mount Victoria and Wellington Harbour as you reach the top.

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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

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Maximize your time in port in Wellington with this shore excursion and take in the highlights of the New Zealand capital. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, take in the views from Mount Victoria, explore the old and new St. Paul's Cathedral, visit the famous Weta Cave, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$86.07
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$86.07

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Cave and the historic Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, ride the Wellington cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Victoria.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.30
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$70.30

Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the windy city of Wellington, the "Coolest Little Capital in the World". In this audio tour explore this beautiful seaside city where you can take a cable car up the top of Mount Victoria, walk along the breezy Waterfront and visit one of the top museums in the world, the Te Papa Museum.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$15.29
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$15.29

Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Wellington’s hills and devise your own itinerary on this self-guided electric bike tour. Opt for a 1 or 2-day bike rental and zip between sights like the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Zealandia Sanctuary; glide along the Wellington Waterfront; or escape the city to cycle the Rimutaka Rail Trail or take in the views from Mt Victoria.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.80
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$53.80

Private Wellington Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Private Wellington Full Day Sightseeing Tour

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Tick off the top attractions of the Windy City on this private full-day tour of Wellington. Experience the myriad delights of New Zealand’s capital as you take in the views from Mt Victoria, spot seals at Red Rocks, then go behind-the-scenes with a 45-minute tour of the Weta Cave, where the special effects for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were created. After a scrumptious lunch at the Chocolate Fish Café (included), ride the cable car over Wellington and visit landmarks like the Botanical Gardens, the Parliament Buildings and the Beehive.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.25
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$197.25

Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia

Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia

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Zealandia is the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary and home to some of New Zealand’s most extraordinary wildlife. This 2-hour guided walking tour will introduce you to native birds such as kakariki, tui, and bellbirds; rare species like takahē; and unique reptiles including green gecko and tuatara. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.16
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$39.16

Zealandia Small Group Eco Wildlife Night Tour

Zealandia Small Group Eco Wildlife Night Tour

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Gain entry to Zealandia at night and take a guided tour of Zealandia: The Exhibition, which showcases New Zealand’s natural history. Interact with a life-size model moa and Haast’s eagle — both extinct — and learn about the country’s conservation efforts to preserve other native species. Located just minutes from central Wellington, Zealandia includes a night tour of Sanctuary Valley, a fenced eco-sanctuary and safe haven for endemic animal and bird species such as the nocturnal little spotted kiwi.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.97
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$60.97

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

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An hour or so north of Wellington, Martinborough is fast making a name for itself as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading wine regions. Each weekend, Wellingtonians make the trek over the Remutakas to escape to this European-style wine village. This small group tour is a convenient way to visit Martinborough. There’s no need to stress about driving on country backroads, and no need to plan the day’s itinerary - leaving you to focus on the wine and the iconic scenery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.42
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$100.42
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Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

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Spend a day touring the Wairarapa, the most accessible wine producing region from the capital. This convenient tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers or those with limited time in Wellington as return transfers from the central city are provided. Visit three top-notch wineries and taste samples at each, and enjoy a platter-style lunch at one. Spend time in Greytown and Featherston, and visit a Lord of the Rings filming site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.33
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$171.33

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

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Board the InterIslander ferry for a 3-hour cruise across Cook Strait, which links New Zealand’s capital city in the North Island to a charming enclave in the South Island. The Wellington-to-Picton ferry offers daily service one way, with jaw-dropping views along one of the world’s most scenic waterways.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.35
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$50.35

Martinborough Winery Private Tour

Martinborough Winery Private Tour

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Martinborough is known as one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. This private tour takes you to three of the best Martinborough wineries—Palliser Estate, Poppies Martinborough, and Te Kairanga Wines—tastings included. Cellar door experiences let you sample world-class wines. Departure time is flexible, with hotel or port pickup from Wellington.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.37
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$136.37
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Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

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Combine award-winning wine and gorgeous scenery on a full-day tour from Wellington to Martinborough that also explores Hutt Valley, the Rimutaka Ranges, the Wairarapa coast, and Lake Onoke. You'll visit Martinborough wineries for cellar tours and tastings, pause for lunch in a vineyard restaurant, then eat dinner at the edge of Lake Onoke after a short shoreline hike. This Martinborough wine tour includes meals and a wine tasting, and it's limited to 11 people to ensure personalized service.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.35
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$222.35
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

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Wellington’s south coast is both a popular choice and a missed opportunity for visitors; although a visit to Weta Workshop is a popular choice, many visitors pass up the chance to see the rocky beaches and rough surf that Wellington locals have learned to love. From the Weta Cave to the Taputarenga Marine Reserve, this small group tour offers the full south coast experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.93
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$121.93
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Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

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This sightseeing tour is ideal for Cruise Ship travelers and for those visitors who want to experience the best guided half day tour in Wellington. Join Brian from Talk of the Town Tours for an interesting , fun and memorable trip around the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions. You will visit all of the best attractions and experience a visit to the Museum of NZ and the Maori Cultural Centre. Visit the Mount Victoria lookout for panoramic views over Wellington. We will drive out to the Hutt Valley region where we will stop for a light lunch at a local cafe / bakery. This tour will give you "an experience to remember"
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.43
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Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day

Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day

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We make Wellington easy for you. On your private tour you will explore our inner city, historic buildings, our beautiful beaches and hills. Learn about our history, our people & our earthquakes from a passionate local. Enjoy flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space in our comfortable vehicle and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love. Why chose a uTours private tour: Travel only with your friends (maximum 10). Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements. Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours. You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually your accommodation. We will communicate with you quickly and clearly. You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after. At the end of your tour, you will have a good sense of Wellington. Available as a shore excursion, based on your ship's schedule. uTours – where it's all about Wellington and all about you!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.05
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$114.05

Wellington Full Day Tour

Wellington Full Day Tour

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Discover the top attractions of Wellington on this all-day guided tour. The itinerary includes a drive up to the top of Mount Victoria for the views, a visit to Weta Studios on the Miramar Peninsula to see where "Lord of the Rings" was filmed (if option selected), a ride on the Wellington Cable Car, plus stops at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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  • 6 hours 27 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.49
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Spectacular Wellington: Private Sightseeing Tour - Full Day

Spectacular Wellington: Private Sightseeing Tour - Full Day

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There are plenty of tours that take visitors around Wellington’s many highlights, but there aren’t many that can be customized down to the stop. On this private sightseeing tour, though, choose between a half-day and a full-day tour and see the side of Wellington that most excites you. Personalize your schedule with the help of your private guide and visit attractions like the New Zealand Parliament, the Wellington Cable Car and the Weta Workshop Weta Cave.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.77
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Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

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Design your perfect New Zealand trip and feel like a VIP with every detail taken care of on this custom-made tour. Where you go and what you do is completely up to you, so you could visit the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the North Island; discover Milford Sound, Queenstown, and the Fox Glacier on the South Island; or tour LOTR sites such as Tongariro and Hobbiton.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$839.19
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Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private Tour

Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private Tour

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Wellington’s sprawling coastline can be intimidating to explore. This guided tour will take you around all the highlights in around five hours. Starting with views of the harbour and the sprawling Wellington region at the Mount Victoria lookout, you’ll be driven around Oriental Bay, the Miramar Peninsula and the winding southern coastline. In between, enjoy stops at Weta Workshop’s Weta Cave shop, the Wahine Memorial Park and Taputarenga Marine Reserve.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.86
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$139.86
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Wellington Golf Tour

Wellington Golf Tour

This is a genuine Kiwi golf tour experience. Quality Taylor Made clubs supplied with electric trundler. The option to play with a local knowledgeable member of the club is available. Travel in safety and style in the BMW 740 Li. Experience the home visit, with a lunch of genuine Kiwi fish and chips, overlooking the majestic Wellington harbour. Take the time to look at his locally noted artists and his royal Worcester collection. While travelling it is hard to find a unique local experience. This will certainly tick all the boxes!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$182.90
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$182.90

Wellington and Martinborough Overnight Combo Tour

Wellington and Martinborough Overnight Combo Tour

A combination of our two most popular tours plus accommodation makes this the best option for seeing Wellington and it's surroundings over an enjoyable two day tour!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.87
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$243.87
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Wellington Scenic Full Day Tour

Wellington Scenic Full Day Tour

Your tour is your tour only! No mixed groups! You get to have your own dedicated Driver/Guide and 'Memory Creator' for your entire tour. Enjoy a 7 hour private tour capturing the best of Wellington - Oriental Bay, Mt Victoria, Weta Cave & Workshop, Massey, Wahine and Ataturk memorials, scenic drive of Eastern and Southern bays, Wellington Wind Turbine at Brooklyn, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park/Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Wellington Cable Car, Parliament Buildings and Old St Pauls Cathedral.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.83
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$174.83
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Should I book Wellington Cable Car tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Wellington Cable Car can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Wellington Cable Car 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Wellington Cable Car costs USD 15.29. Guided Wellington Cable Car tours start around USD 15.29 per person.
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