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.

Special Note

For the 2018-2019 season these walks all depart from the i-SITE Visitor Centre 111 Wakefield St at Cuba St; the final drop-off point for the shuttle buses from your ship. The central city Brandon Street starting point referred to in some earlier publications is no longer a shuttle bus drop-off point.

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

The route includes the waterfront, Queens Wharf, Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Supreme Court, Old Government Building, Old St Paul's Cathedral, and Parliament.

This route is similar to the 10am Essential Wellington Walk, and the walking route is on the flat.

This one-way walk departing at 09.30 a.m. from the i-SITE in Wakefield St at Cuba St, finishes by 12.00 noon in the Government Precinct at the northern end of our city. Your guide will ensure you know how best to return to your shuttle bus pick-up point or to continue to your next point of interest.

The $NZ20 cost of this walk is to be paid at least 48 hours before the start time. This is to confirm your booking and to enable us to schedule our volunteer guides. Any non-booked accompanying guests will pay the guide directly. Please note that the walk will only take place if attendees are confirmed. These is no provision for 'walk-up' guests unless they are accompanying other confirmed walkers.

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.

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 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. The Cable Car fare is included in the cost, but not refreshments.

This walk is flat or downhill.

This one-way walk departing at 09.30 a.m. from the i-SITE in Wakefield St at Cuba St, finishes by 1.00 p.m. in the Government Precinct at the northern end of our city. Your guides will ensure you know how best to return to your shuttle bus pick-up point or to continue to your next point of interest.

The $NZ30.00 cost of this walk is to be paid at least 48 hours before the start time. This is to confirm your booking and to enable us to schedule our volunteer guides. Any non-booked accompanying guests will pay the guide directly. Please note that the walk will only take place if attendees are confirmed. These is no provision for 'walk-up' guests unless they are accompanying other confirmed walkers.

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.

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

After arriving on the shuttle at the i-SITE Visitor Centre at 111 Wakefield St at Cuba St you can then join the public regular 10am Essential Wellington Walk.

Details of this walk are included in the Daily Walks page.

The $NZ20.00 cost of this walk can be paid at the i-SITE on the day or booked in advance by following this link to our booking page.

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


Old Government Building