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Outdoor experiences

Wellington is perched on a sparkling harbour and nestled between lush hills, making it the perfect base for some outdoor exploring. From exclusive tours of the region’s rugged coastline to paddling the harbour in a traditional Māori canoe, Wellington offers plenty of opportunities to connect with nature.

Waka Tours

A tour of Wellington’s stunning harbour in a waka (traditional canoe) is an awe-inspiring way to experience New Zealand’s Māori culture. This once-in-a-lifetime experience teaches you traditional chants, commands and haka before embarking in the carved canoe with the trained crew.

Tora Coastal Walk

This three-day coastal walk is recognised as one of the country’s best private walks. Explore the diverse landscapes of the Wairarapa coastline, from native bush to farmland, with gourmet food and warm rural hospitality. Delicious local meals are provided, as well as accommodation in charming rural cottages and architecturally-designed lodges.

Seal Coast Safari

Explore Wellington’s wild coastline and connect with the real New Zealand on an exclusive, private Seal Coast Safari tour. A 4WD truck will take you to a world away just 10 minutes from central Wellington, through rugged private farmland down to the South Coast, famous for its colony of fur seals. Add in claybird shooting or lunch if you fancy.


This exclusive day retreat offers a range of thrilling outdoor activities, all based in a lodge perched on cliffs above an untouched coastline. Cliff-top extreme golf, claybird shooting, archery, knife throwing, hot laps and off roading await at this lodge, as well as fresh seasonal fare and local beverages after a day of exploring.

Remutaka Cycle Trail

Whether you want a three-day cycle adventure or a day trip with unique scenery, this cycle trail on Wellington’s doorstep offers an amazing experience. Explore ancient Maori settlement sites, European colonial history and raw natural beauty. Book a private group tour with Green Jersey Cycle Tours, who can tailor the ride to your experience level.


Soak up the sights and sounds of New Zealand’s unique native wildlife on a private guided tour of this ecosanctuary. Just 10 minutes from central Wellington, this predator-free 225-hectare wilderness is an amazing place to relax, and a night tour is your best bet when it comes to spotting rare kiwi birds.

Looking for more places to walk or bike in the Wellington region? Browse through the many trails at