Wellington City Guided Walking Tours
from $NZ25 per person
Children 16 and under are free!!
Wellington city and harbour from Mt Victoria
Welcome to Wellington - Te Whanganui-a-Tara (The great harbour of Tara). We are glad that you have come to visit us.
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, from $25 per person.
Our TripAdvisor traveler rating is based on over 375 reviews.
Walk Wellington has been awarded TripAdvisor Certificates of excellence and is now in the Hall of Fame.
Additional recognition of the high quality of our walks is the awarding by TripAdvisor of the Travellers Choice Award for 2020.
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 in green vest for a very environmentally friendly tourism activity!
The Essential Wellington Walk departs from the i-SITE Visitor Centre 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.
The charge for this walk is $25 per person, and can be booked as follows:
On-line up to 5pm on the previous day by following this link:
Advance bookings are recommended in the busy summer months.
At the i-SITE, up to 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.
The route is not currently accessible by wheelchair due to building work in the Civic Square. When this work is complete access will again be possible.
Note that there are no walks on Christmas Day or Good Friday.
More information is on the Essential Wellington Walk page
Look for the guide in green
Heritage/Cable Car walk
For the convenience of passengers on cruise ships as well as independent travellers, a special walk commences at the shuttle bus drop-off point Lower Lambton Quay, outside the Old Government Building at 9.30am.
(This is a new start point for the 2023/2024 cruise season.)
Note that because this walk operates on cruise ship visit days, on demand only, bookings must be made at least 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.
i-SITE Visitor Centre where you can purchase tickets and is the starting point for the 10am Essential Wellington Walk
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 green.
Please email Walk Wellington for any enquiries., firstname.lastname@example.org
Website updated 31 May 2023