Guided walks for community groups
In pre-Covid times Walk Wellington was providing walks for about 2,000 walkers each year, of whom over 90% were international visitors. Not having international visitors, means that our guides are now missing out on the opportunity to tell others about all the wonderful things they love about their city.
In addition we do not have sufficient income to cover all our expenses, and are unable to donate our surplus funds to not-for-profit organisations in the local tourism sector as has been our practice.
We are now offering to take groups from the wider Wellington community and other organisations, on walks of about 75 - 90 minutes duration. These walks, tailored to suit the interests of the group, will help keep our guides motivated and ready for when more tourists return. And they give locals an opportunity to learn something new about their capital city.
We have noted that many residents have not seen some of the highlights of our regular walks. These include the mechanical display clock and Inconstant remains in the Old Bank Arcade, the Supreme Court, and the Old (Wooden) Government Building on Lambton Quay. Entry to these attractions can be included in the walk.
Albatross sculpture on waterfront at Frank Kitts Park