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What to do in Wellington

Interislander: Wellington to Picton

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Great for
  • Beaches & boats

The Interislander offers a convenient daily service across the twelve mile Cook Strait separating the North and South Islands. In three hours, you’ll cruise across Wellington’s stunning harbour, around the remote North Island coastline and into the peaceful Marlborough Sounds – which is the breath-taking entrance to the South Island.

Passenger Seat from £41 per adult

Kaitaki Premium Plus lounge from £67 per adult

Zealandia - Twilight Kiwi Spotting

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As dusk falls, Zealandia (formerly known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary) comes alive with birdsong. Join your guide as you endeavour to seek out the elusive New Zealand mascot, the kiwi. With over one hundred calling the sanctuary home, there is a high 'spotting' chance as they rummage through the leaf litter. In addition, view glowworms that will light up your path as you explore two reservoirs and historical buildings.

General Admission from £12 per adult

Zealandia by Night £47 per adult

Please Note: Tour operates daily from the Zealandia Visitor Centre. Times vary throughout the season, please confirm on arrival to Wellington. City hotel transfers can be pre-booked at an additional cost. Duration of tour is 2.5 hours. Evening tour not suitable for children under twelve years. Alternative day tours are available, please ask your Travel Designer for details.

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Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour

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Great for
  • Food & wine
  • Rail journeys

Step onboard a 60 minute train journey from Wellington to the world-class wine region of Wairarapa. Lunch is included at one of the delightful cafés, before continuing to the remainder of the days selected wineries - visiting four in total. Finish with a delicious cheese platter before heading back to Wellington after a full day sampling some of the famous wine of this region.

From £119 per adult

Please Note: Tour includes return train fares and all coach transport within the Wairarapa, tastings at four award winning vineyards, cheese platter and coffee or further tastings at the Martinborough Wine Centre. Departs at 8.25am - Monday to Friday, and 9.55am - Saturday and Sunday. (Hammonds)

Zest Walking Tour - Capital Tastes

Coffee Hands

Explore the tastes, history, art and culture of Wellington on a 3.5-hour walking tour of the city. Hear the insider stories, meet the passionate people behind our local gourmet products and see how we walk the sustainable talk. 

From £116 per adult

Please Note: Tour operates daily at 9.30am, and is approximately 3.5 hours in duration. Departs from iSite Visitor Centre, 111 Wakefield Street opposite the bottom of Cuba Street, Wellington.

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