Wellington - trips around the Wellington region

Many of our trips pass through the Wellington region and enjoy the nations capital. For those joining a tour passing through Wellington heres a taste of what you will be up to.

About the Wellington area:

If you’re someone that would rather be hiking than spending a day in the city then please keep reading as we’re sure you will enjoy your time in Wellington regardless!

Aside from Wellington being our Capital of New Zealand as well as our Parliament building being oddly shaped like a beehive, it’s one very cool and colourful city. Oh and if you haven’t already done your research, Wellington is pretty notorious for being windy (highest recording was gusts up to 248 km per hour!), however, don’t let that put you off as most likely you’ll end up with a beautiful day in summer or, you won’t need to brush your hair as the wind will do that for you!

Wellington is a very compact and accessible city by foot. Actually we recommend a full day of leisurely strolling around points of interests as this is very good for the muscles after Tongariro Crossing the day before! If you’re feeling hungry or in need of some energy, the choice is yours as there are more cafes than New York (per population). The cafe scene in Wellington is second to none. Coffee is awesome and the food is gourmet and delicious - There is something for everyone! Cuba Street is a must!

There is definitely something about Wellington and the local population (approx 350,000) that illuminates a funky or quirky vibe. Shopping is endless with high end department stores, boutique retailers, recycled clothing to even local kiwi designers.

Ahh and not to be forgotten and even if you’re not a fan of spending your time in museums, the Tepapa museum might convert you! It is a very interactive museum with lots of interesting history, culture and geography that could have you easily spending your day in.

From the Wellington Botanical Gardens for a picnic lunch, strolling the waterfront, hitting the cafe/ bar scene or shopping, you will be able to fill your day before enjoying the ferry crossing to the South Island.

Optional activities:

  • Taking in the culture and attractions of the capital city.
  • Te Papa museum is highly recommended
  • There's great shopping here, so plenty to spend your money on if your feeling flush!

Walk options:

A stroll round the bars, cafes and shops of Wellington or amble through the Botanical Gardens which are found at the top of the cable car in central Wellington. For those really active Flying Kiwis, grab a walking map and head up to Mt Victoria which overlooks Wellington Harbour!

Cycle options:

There are no cycling options today.