Wellington City Guided Walking Tours -

$20 per person

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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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.

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Special notice for visitors returning to this website

The Wellington i-SITE has now reopened for business at 111 Wakefield St. For the last 2 months it has been undergoing renovation and the i-SITE was in a temporary location.

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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 terminates in the Old St Paul's Cathedral in Mulgrave St Thorndon, enabling you to explore this fine building at your leisure.

This walk costs $20 per person can be directly booked here:

Essential Wellington Walk - departs at 10.00am

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 directly booked here:

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.

Both of these walks can also be booked at the i-SITE Visitor Centre or directly with the guide.

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


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)

Advance bookings are recommended in the busy summer months.

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

Alternatively phone us and leave a message on (04) 473 3145 and we will get back to you within 24 hours

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