Start of walk in Civic Square
Take a walk - Every day at 10.00am ... Daily Wellington Walks give you an excellent introduction into this exuberant, walkable city and its people. Our guides have a deep knowledge and love of Wellington and enjoy helping to make your visit an absolutely positively fantastic experience. During the summer, from 1 December to 31 March, take advantage of Wellington's long days with an evening walk on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 5.00pm.
We recommend that you take one of these walks at the start of your stay because then we can give you lots of information that will help you to make the most of the rest of your time in Wellington.
Morning walks take 2 to 2.5 hours, and evening walks 1.5 to 2 hours. We walk rain or shine, so it's best to dress to suit the weather.
Daily Wellington Walks leave from the i-SITE Visitor Centre 111 Wakefield St (at Cuba St). Look for the guide in the bright, green vest!
Special notice for guests arriving after 29 April 2019.
Because of construction work, the Wellington i-SITE and commencement point for Walk Wellington walks is being temporarily relocated for about 6 weeks. The new location is in the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre, 18-32 Manners St, which is on the south side of Manners St between Willis and Victoria Sts, about 300 metres from the current i-SITE
This is a Google map link to the temporary location.
Our 10.00am Essential Wellington Walk features Civic Square, the waterfront, Queen's Wharf, Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Supreme Court, The Old Government Buildings, Parliament, Old St. Paul's Cathedral and more. Your guide will also consider any special interests you have and alter their route if possible to take these in.
Note that our Daily Wellington Walks are wheelchair accessible, but there is a slope up to the Parliament Buildings.
Our 5.00pm Summer Evening Walk features Civic Square, The Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Queen's Wharf, the waterfront, Courtenay Place, The Embassy Theatre and more. Your guide will also consider any special interests you have and alter their route if possible to take these in.
This evening walk will recommence in December 2019
This walk is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings for the months of December, January, February, and March. Note that both walks are 'one way' and you will continue your exploration of Wellington after you farewell the guide.
No advance booking is required but is recommended.You can book ahead by using the "Online Booking" secure link at the bottom of the page below. Alternatively book in person at the i-SITE Visitor Centre, or by phoning the i-SITE on (04) 802 4860.
Free for children 16 years and under
(Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Look for the guide in the bright green vest
Heritage/ Cable car walks
These walks operate on demand in the cruise ship season from early October to late April on specific days. Advance booking is essential. Cruise ship guests and independent travellers are both welcome.
Refer to the page Passengers on Cruise Ships for more information