A busy time in Wellington Harbour

Passengers on Cruise Ships

A special welcome awaits you for your day in Wellington.

If you are spending a day in Wellington as a part of your cruise, and want to join a walking tour of Wellington City, there are three options available to you.

Option 1. City Walk for Cruise Ship Guests – departs 9.30am

The walk will depart from Brandon St, which is the city drop off point for your shuttle bus. The walk commences at 9.30am and finishes at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand between 11.30am and 12 noon. The route includes Parliament, Old St Paul's Cathedral, Old Government Building, Supreme Court, Lambton Quay, Old Bank Arcade, Queens Wharf and the waterfront and on to Te Papa. Alternatively, on request, the termination point can be at the i-SITE Visitor Centre Civic Square.

The route is generally the reverse of the 10am Essential Wellington Walk, and the walking route is on the flat.

Note that the walk will only take place if attendees are confirmed, with no provision for 'walk-up' guests unless accompanying other confirmed walkers.

The cost of this walk is $NZ 20 and is to be paid at least 48 hours before the start time, so that we can schedule a guide. Any non booked accompanying guests will pay the guide directly.

We are happy to assure you that if your cruise ship schedule is changed a full refund will be made.

Bookings for this walk can be made by following this link to our booking page. Please ensure that you enter your contact details correctly.

City walk for cruise ship guests - departs at 9.30am

On the day of the walk you will be met by our guide who will be wearing a green vest/jacket.

Because it is not possible for us to advertise this walk on the cruise ship, we would appreciate it if you could pass the information on to other fellow travellers.

If you need any further information please email information@walkwellington.org.nz or by following this link Walk Wellington

Option 2. Heritage/Cable Car walk for cruise ship guests – departs 9.30am

The walk will depart from Brandon St, which is the city drop off point for your shuttle bus. The walk commences at 9.30am and finishes at Brandon St between 12.30 pm and 1.00pm.

The route includes a ‘skip the queue’ ride up in the Cable Car, followed by a downhill walk through the Botanic Garden and Rose Gardens, Thorndon Heritage area, Parliament, Old St Paul's Cathedral, Old Government Building, and the Supreme Court. A brief refreshment stop is available in the Rose Garden. This walk is flat or downhill.

Note that the walk will only take place if attendees are confirmed and with no provision for 'walk-up' guests unless accompanying other confirmed walkers.

The cost of this walk is $NZ 30 and is to be paid at least 48 hours before the start time, so that we can schedule a guide. Note that the Cable Car ride is included in this cost.

Any non booked accompanying guests will pay the guide directly.

We are happy to assure you that if your cruise ship schedule is changed a full refund will be made.

Bookings for this walk can be made by following this link to our booking page. Please ensure that you enter your contact details correctly.

Heritage/Cable Car walk for cruise ship guests - departs at 9.30am

On the day of the walk you will be met by our guide who will be wearing a green vest/jacket.

Because it is not possible for us to advertise this walk on the cruise ship, we would appreciate it if you could pass the information on to other fellow travellers.

If you need any further information please email information@walkwellington.org.nz or by following this link Walk Wellington

Option 3. Essential Wellington Walk - departs 10am

Make your way to the i-SITE Visitor Centre at 111 Wakefield St at Cuba St. The journey will take about 8min by taxi, or about a 15 minute walk from the shuttle bus drop off point in Brandon St. You can then join the regular 10am Essential Wellington Walk. Details of this walk are included in the Daily Walks page.

The cost of this walk is $NZ20 and can be paid at the i-SITE on the day or booked in advance by following this link to our booking page. Please ensure that you enter your contact details correctly.

Essential Wellington Walk - departs at 10.00am

If you need any further information please email information@walkwellington.org.nz or by following this link Walk Wellington

Old Government Building