Wellington City Guided Walking Tours -
$NZ20 per person
Children 16 and under are free!!
From Wednesday 9 November 2022, Walk Wellington is able to offer our Essential Wellington 10am walking tour, without the requirement for booking in advance.
Online booking is available up until midnight, or book at the i-SITE Visitor Centre up to the walk departure time.
A guide will be available every day except Christmas Day
Bookings for the 9.30am Heritage/Cable car walk need to be made on line at least 48 hours before the walk, so that we can schedule a guide.
If you are interested in joining us please follow the booking link on this page.
Please watch this page for any alterations to our booking arrangements and availability.
For the latest information from the NZ Health authorities please follow this link:Site Updated 26 November 2022
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)
Walk Wellington tours have a very low impact on the environment. Our guides come to the meeting point either by public transport or on foot. So come and join the guide with the green vest for a very environmentally friendly activity!
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 by following this link:
Note that bookings are also accepted at the i-SITE up the walk departure time
or by phoning the i-SITE on 04 802 4860 .
The walking route is 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.
Heritage/Cable Car walks around Wellington
NOTE THAT THIS WALK WILL OPERATE WHEN CRUISE SHIPS RECOMMENCE on 25 October 2022.
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.
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.
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., firstname.lastname@example.org