The best way to discover the heart and soul of Wellington (New Zealand's Capital City) is on foot. Our tours are featured in Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Frommer's, as well as our reviews on Trip Advisor.
Get the inside story on Wellington's history, culture and landscape from a local guide who goes beyond what's in the guidebooks. Find out what's happening around town to make the most of your time in Wellington. Our tours are the best value in Wellington at only $NZ20 per person.
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Start of the tour in Civic Square
Daily Wellington Walks
The Essential Wellington Walk departs from the i-SITE Visitor Centre Civic Square at 10am daily.
Get to know Wellington's waterfront, downtown, courts and parliamentary areas in an easy walk of just over 2 hours duration. Your guide will introduce you to the history, sights and culture of our vibrant city.
This walk terminates in the Old St Paul's Cathedral in Mulgrave St Thorndon, enabling you to explore this fine building at your leisure.
The Summer Evening Walk departs from outside the i-SITE Visitor Centre Civic Square side at 5.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in summer (December through to the end of February).
This shorter walk of just over 1 1/2 hours duration covers some of the same sights as the morning walk before heading to the Courtenay Place entertainment area. This walk terminates in the Embassy Theatre Courtenay Place.
Both of the walking routes are one-way, allowing you to continue exploring the city after you farewell your guide.
Note that there are no walks on Christmas Day or Good Friday.
Both of these walks can be booked in advance on line, on the day at the i-SITE Visitor Centre Civic Square, or directly with the guide.
Cruise Ship special morning walks
For the convenience of passengers on cruise ships, a special walk commencing at the Wellington Railway Station at 9.30am is available. Note that because this walk operates on demand only, prior arrangements must be made by emailing Walk Wellington. Contact UsFull details about this walk are given on the page Passengers on Cruise Ships
Along the waterfront with Mt Victoria in background
Travelling with a group? Do you need to fit your tour into a busy schedule? We'll design a walk for your group that caters to your specific interests. Ideal for conventions, school trips or any group who want to set their own schedule.
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