Passengers on Cruise Ships

A special welcome awaits you for your day in Wellington.

If you are spending a day in Wellington as a part of your cruise, and want to join a walking tour of Wellington City, there are two options available to you.

Option 1.  The walk will depart from Brandon St which is the city drop off point from your shuttle bus. the The walk commences at 9.30am  and finishes at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand between 11.30am and 12 noon. The route includes Old St Paul's Cathedral, Parliament, Wooden Government Building, Supreme Court, Lambton Quay, Old Bank Arcade, Queens Wharf and the waterfront and on to Te Papa.  Alternatively, on request, the termination point can be at the i-SITE Visitor Centre Civic Square.


The route is generally the reverse of the 10am Essential Wellington Walk.

Bookings for this walk must be made at least 48 hours before the start time by emailing information@walkwellington.org.nz or following this link  Walk Wellington

so that a guide can be scheduled. Please include in your email the date, number of walkers and contact name.

Note that the walk will only take place if attendees are confirmed and that there is no provision for 'walk-up' patrons unless accompanying other confirmed walkers.

Because it is not possible for us to advertise this walk on the cruise ship, we would appreciate it if you could pass the information on to other fellow travellers.

The charge for these walks is $NZ20 which can either be paid in cash to your guide, or on-line. Instructions on how to access the special on-line booking process for this walk will be provided when the walk has been confirmed.




Option 2.   Make your way to the I-SITE Visitor Centre at 111 Wakefield St at Cuba St. The journey will take about 8min by taxi, or by shuttle bus from the Aotea Quay terminal. You can then  join the regular 10am Essential Wellington Walk. Details of this walk, including booking arrangements are given above.


Wellington City with two cruise ships in port

Special information for Holland/America Cruise Ship passengers

On Holland/America cruise ships, bookings can be made on board the ship for the Walk Wellington Wellington Heritage Walk.

Passengers taking this walk are transported from the Aotea Quay terminal to Old St Paul's Cathedral, and then further on to the walk starting point. The trip is completed in 2 hours, and passes through the Thorndon historical area, the Botanic Gardens and Rose Gardens, the Bolton St Memorial Park, the Government Centre and concludes at the cruise ship shuttle pick-up point in Brandon St. From there you can catch a shuttle bus back to your ship, or continue to explore Wellington.

Visitors from the Oosterdam in the Botanic Gardens

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