Wellington City Guided Walking Tours -

$NZ20 per person

Children 16 and under are free!!

Covid 19 Important notice

During alert levels 1 and 2 Walk Wellington is able to offer our Essential Wellington 10am walking tour, but ONLY for pre-booked visitors.

Booking is required up to mid day on the DAY BEFORE the walk, so that we can schedule a guide.

Our volunteer guides are fully vaccinated against Covid 19 and we ask that those taking our guided walks are also vaccinated.

Our guides provide a QR poster to be scanned at the start of the walk, or alternatively the guide can record your name and phone number.

Our guides follow Ministry of Health social distancing and face covering recommendations. We ask those taking our guided walks to do likewise.

If you are interested in joining us please follow the booking link on this page.

Alternatively bookings can be made at the i-SITE up to noon on the day prior to the walk.

Please watch this page for any alterations to our booking and availability.

Updated 13 October 2021

For the latest information from the NZ Health authorities please follow this link:

  • https://covid19.govt.nz/

Parliament Buildings with statue of RJ Seddon

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 Best of New Zealand"

Get the inside story on Wellington's history, culture and landscape from a local guide who goes beyond what's in the guidebooks, and enjoy getting to know Wellington on foot. Find out what's happening around town to make the most of your time in Wellington.

Our tours are the longest established and best value in Wellington at $20 per person.

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Walk Wellington has been awarded TripAdvisor Certificates of excellence for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and is now in the Hall of Fame.

Additional recognition of the high quality of our walks is the recent awarding by TA of the Travellers Choice Award for 2020. (see below)

Daily Walks in Wellington

The Essential Wellington Walk departs from the i-SITE Visitor Centre at the Michael Fowler Centre Ticket Office 111 Wakefield St, (opposite the end of Cuba St) at 10am daily. (See image below) or Find us on Google Maps.

Get to know Wellington's waterfront, downtown, courts and parliamentary areas in an easy walk of 2 to 2.5 hours duration. Your guide will introduce you to the history, sights and culture of our vibrant city.

This walk costs $20 per person and can be booked on-line up to midday on the day before by following this link:

Essential Wellington Walk - departs at 10.00am

Note that bookings are also accepted at the i-SITE up to midday on the previous day

or by phoning the i-SITE on 04 802 4860 .

The Summer Evening Walk departs from outside the i-SITE Visitor Centre at 5.00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in summer (December through to the end of March).

This shorter walk of 1.5 to 2 hours duration covers some of the same sights as the morning walk before heading to the Courtenay Place entertainment area.

This walk costs $20 per person can be booked by contacting information@walkwellington.org.nz

Summer Evening Wellington Walk - departs at 5.00pm

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.

For our general booking page please follow this link:

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Heritage/Cable car walks around Wellington


For the convenience of passengers on cruise ships as well as independent travellers, a special walk commences at the i-SITE Visitors Centre ( very close to the shuttle bus drop-off point) at 9.30am Note that because these walks operate on specific days on demand only, bookings must be made 48 hours in advance.

Full details about this walk and booking information are given on the page Passengers on Cruise Ships

Further information is available by emailing Walk Wellington. Contact Us or email information@walkwellington.org.nz

IMPORTANT: New travel rules apply for visitors to New Zealand from 1 October 2019. Please visit here for more information: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta

i-SITE Visitor Centre where you can purchase tickets and the starting point for our walking tours

Group Walks around Wellington

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.

About us

  • Walk Wellington has been running guided walking tours in Wellington City since November 1999.

  • Walk Wellington is run co-operatively by a team of trained and experienced volunteer guides. Each guide has their own particular interests, for example local history, attractions, architecture, built and natural environment, and all are trained to give an absolutely, positively, fantastic general introduction to New Zealand’s Capital City. All guides are passionate Wellingtonians and love to have a chance to show off their home town.

  • Walk Wellington proudly supports not for profit Wellington attractions.

  • The Walk Wellington brochure is shown below.

Look for the guide in the bright green vest

Our walks can be booked in advance online or at the

i-SITE 111 Wakefield St.(at Cuba St)

or by phoning the i-SITE on 04 802 4860

Advance bookings are recommended in the busy summer months.

Please email Walk Wellington for any enquiries., information@walkwellington.org.nz

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