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Wellington

A vibrant art and café scene, thriving film industry and variety of architectural styles and designs.

Kapiti Coast

Leave the hustle and bustle of Wellington behind you as we take you on a scenic drive which hugs the coastline as you head north.

Wairarapa

Escape the city and take in a rural scenic drive over the Rimutaka Mountain Pass to quaint colonial towns and wineries.

Wellington

Explore the “coolest little capital in the world” with our Wellington City Highlights Tour which can include:

  • The spectacular 360 degree views of Wellington from the Mount Victoria Lookout – a fantastic photo opportunity.

  • Soak up the Bohemian culture on Cuba Street with an eclectic collection of cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Enjoy some of the best coffee in this District.

  • Take a ride on the Historic Cable Car. Trips are every 10 minutes with great Wellington city and harbour views at the top.’

  • Stop by the Beehive and Parliament Buildings to enjoy the distinctive architecture.
  • Visit the historic gastropub across the road “The Backbencher”

 

There are many more sights. If you have something particular you would like to do just let us know and we will ensure this is accommodated in your personalised tour.

  • Stroll through the Botanic Gardens and the exquisite Lady Norwood Rose Garden.

  • Visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Free entry and a range of hands on activities. View the captivating exhibition “Gallipoli” designed by Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop.

  • Discover the Gothic architecture of Old St Paul’s Cathedral – a completely wooden structure in the heart of the city. If you are interested in churches you could then visit the New St Paul’s Cathedral just across the road.
  • Visit the 19th century wooden cottages in Thorndon, birthplace of New Zealand’s most famous author, Katherine Mansfield (B.1888)

  • A visit to Weta Cave to see where the Lord of the Rings was made. On the way back a drive around the Miramar peninsular, you may spot penguins and seals as you head around Wellington’s Southern coastline.
  • Visit the Wellington Museum housed in an historic 1892 Bond Store.

  • Drive to Makara West Winds Farm with over 60 wind turbines atop coastal hills

  • Visit Zealandia – a wildlife sanctuary where 225ha of forest is being restored.

  • For cricket fans visit the Basin Reserve and the New Zealand Cricket Museum

  • Have a close encounter at Wellington Zoo.

  • Enjoy a spectacular drive along Wellington’s waterfront, Oriental Parade, Miramar peninsular and the south coast road.

Kapiti Coast

Enjoy the stunning coastal drive to the Kapiti Coast which is named after the prominent landmark Kapiti Island.  You will travel through seaside townships, horticultural land, past market gardens and see sights including:

  • The world famous Southward Car Museum housing one of Australasia’s largest collections of over 4,000 antique and unusual cars.
  • The Tramway Museum for a look at Wellington’s history through restored wooden trams.

  • A visit to Tuatara Brewery, Wellington’s famous and oldest craft brewery.

  • Lavender Creek Farm, home to over 300 types of lavender and producer of high quality lavender oils.
  • Trinity Farm, the heritage rose nursery.

  • Maori and local arts and crafts.

  • Explore Queen Elizabeth Park with its relatively unchanged sand dunes and wetlands.

  • The bird sanctuary Nga Manu Nature Reserve.

  • Pick your own fruits and berries on the way home, time permitting.

 

  • Visit Lindale Village, home of the original Kapiti Cheeses with boutique retailers and unique attractions in a serene park-like setting.
  • Transfers available to Paraparaumu for your pre-booked trip to Kapiti Island.

There are many more sights. If you have something particular you would like to do just let us know and we will ensure this is accommodated in your personalised tour.

Wairarapa

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and be driven across the breathtaking Rimutaka Mountain Pass entering the colonial towns of the Wairarapa to:

  • Drive to Martinborough the gateway to boutique wineries, vineyards, wine tours and wine tasting.

  • See the only remaining Fell Locomotive Museum in the world.

  • Be driven through the unique crayfish and paua fishing village of Ngawi to the seal colony.

  • Cape Palliser to the classic Cape Palliser Lighthouse and enjoy the stunning views.

  • See the amazing rock formations at Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, one of the sites used in The Lord of the Rings. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

  • Visit Stonehenge Aotearoa for the views and the incredible acoustics.

  • A spectacular drive to Castlepoint the walk up to Castlepoint Lighthouse to appreciate the natural scenery.  There are 253 steps to the top of this lighthouse.

  • Visit the outdoor Cobblestones Museum to learn about the town’s local history.

  • Get up and close and personal with alpacas at The Alpaca Place.

  • See how mushrooms grow at Parkvale Mushroom

 

  • Visit Kahikatea Gardens with native trees, stunning flowers, animals and produce to purchase.

  • The historic Brancepeth Homestead and Garden which has been on the hands of the Beetham family since 1957. See the work of the early farming pioneers.

  • See Italian inspired ceramic artist Josephine Durkin at work in her Oggidomani studio.

  • Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre and walk through the free flight aviary.

  • Shop at Paua World for unique New Zealand souvenirs.

  • Scenic drive back past Lake Wairarapa.

  • Visit the Vintage Aviator Museum, home to the largest collection of airworthy WWI fighter aircraft in the world.

  • Other speicality museums include The Woolshed Museum and the Pointon Collection of vintage memorabilia .

  • Transfers available to the exclusive Wharekauhau Lodge, nestled beneath the Rimataka Range and the beautiful Lake Ferry.

There are many more sights. If you have something particular you would like to do just let us know and we will ensure this is accommodated in your personalised tour.

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