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 three options available to you.

Option 1.  Walk from Brandon St

The walk will depart from Brandon St, which is the city drop off point for 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.

The walking route is entirely on the flat.

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  Personalised walk

With this option, your guide will meet you at the dock, from where you will be taken by taxi to the start point of your personalised walk. The walk will finish at the departure point for the shuttle bus back to yuor cruise ship, or some other location by arrangement,

Time for refreshments and a meal break can be included in the programme.

Three routes or combination of routes are available. These are:

1 The Thorndon Historical precinct, including the Rose Gardens, historical cemetery, and the Government Centre. This walk is partly uphill and partly downhill

2 A ride up in the Cable Car followed by a downhill walk through the Botanic Gardens and Rose Gardens to the Government Centre. This walk is flat or downhill

3 Old St Pauls Cathedral, Government Centre including the Supreme Court, downtown area and waterfront, finishing at Te Papa the National Museum. This walk is all on the flat

Flexible start time and tour duration can be arranged, as well as modifications to the route to suit your preferences.

Cost will depend on the features included, the tour duration and the numbers in your party.

If you are interested in a personalised walk please contact us by emailing

information@walkwellington.org.nz or follow this link, and we can tailor a tour to suit your interests.



Option 3.   Walk from I-Site
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 included in the Daily Walks page



Wellington City with two cruise ships in port

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