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Experience the history, sights and culture of our vibrant city with Walk Wellington's guided walks.
The best way to discover the heart and soul of Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is on foot. Walk Wellington makes this very easy by giving you a personal introduction to the city. Their enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guides will show you the key historical and cultural sights, and give you insights about this vibrant city. They will reveal stories about Wellington's past, present, people and places - things you won't always find in the guide books.
This easy paced two to two and a half hour walk begins at the i-Site Visitor Centre at the front of the Michael Fowler Centre (111 Wakefield St at Cuba St Intersection). Some of the highlights will include Civic Square, Wellington's beautiful waterfront, Queen's Wharf, Lambton Quay, Supreme Court, Old Government Buildings, grounds of Parliament and Old St. Paul's Cathedral.
Walks depart at 10am daily, rain or shine. (Except on Good Friday and Christmas Day)
This walk is wheel chair accessible but there is a slope up to Parliament Buildings.
For the convenience of passengers on cruise ships, two special walks commence at the shuttle bus drop-off point at the i-SITE Visitors Centre at 9.30am. Note that because these walks operate on demand, bookings must be made on-line at least 48 hours in advance.
One of these walks is similar to the Essential Wellington walk described above, and is named City Walk for cruise ship guests.
The other walk named Heritage/Cable Car walk for cruise ship guests is a longer walk, and includes a ‘skip the line ride’ up in the cable car, followed by a downhill walk through the Botanic Gardens.
Full details and booking arrangements are given on the Walk Wellington website.
If you wish, you can book now by following the booking button on this page.
We realise that sometimes cruise ship schedules change, preventing you from joining the walk. If this occurs, we will happily refund your payment.
Take advantage of the long days of summer with a 90 minute to 2 hour guided tour through Wellington's city centre. The tour begins at the i-Site Visitor at the front of the Michael Fowler Centre (111 Wakefield St at Cuba St Intersection). Highlights include Civic Square, Wellington's beautiful waterfront, Queen's Wharf, Old Bank Arcade, Courtenay Place and Embassy Theatre, home of the Lord of the Rings world premiere in 2003.
Walks depart at 5:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from December 1 to March 31.
" Note that this start time is earlier than is shown in some other publications."
This walk is wheel chair accessible.
Groups can be accommodated with a customized tour to suit your needs and interests. Tours can be scheduled to fit into your available time, and can include extra features such as the Wellington Cable Car, a stop at a local cafe, or a walk through the Botanic Garden. Their low guide to guest ratio means that you will get the best possible experience during your visit to Wellington.
Book at least four weeks ahead by e-mailing [email protected]. Minimum charge applies.
For all tours, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.