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My husband and I are in NZ for just under three weeks (hopefully we’ll be allowed to fly home to the U.S. on March 29!). We are in Wellington for six nights, after spending some time in Auckland. We’ll then go on to Christchurch.
We decided to take a walking tour with Walk Wellington, to get an overview of the city, so that we’d have a better sense of the areas/museums/sites we’d like to focus on. We were fortunate to have a small tour group of seven, and a wonderful guide named Russell. He was friendly and very knowledgeable about the city. We saw parts of it we might not have stumbled upon on our own, and learned quite a lot about the city: politically, culturally, etc. Russell pointed out many public sculptures and explained their meaning to our group~I’m sure that I would have walked by many without really “seeing” them. And he talked about the Maori culture in NZ as well.
All in all, a terrific overview of this beautiful city by a very knowledgeable and amiable guide.
Ellen from USA visited on 18 March 2020
Great orientation tour fulfilling all our expectations. We were the only 2 who did an evening walk with volunteer Carol for 1.5/2 hours around downtown Wellington. Carol was delightful and informative, helpful and interesting as we strode around downtown Wellington route covering local history and current events finishing up at the War Memorial / top of Cuba Street as we had asked for. Many thanks for such a grand tour and for fulfilling all our expectations.
Donald from UK March 2020
Excellent walk sprinkled with anecdotes and we saw many sights we would not normally have noticed. Very well informed guide.
Harry from UK February 2020
Great tour! Wasn't too long and got to see important sites, and our guide Chris was friendly and informative.
David from NZ February 2020
Stella showed us the highlights of Wellington in a most professional manner. If you only have one day in Wellington, this is the experience to go for. We saw far more of the city than we would in normal circumstances.
John from UK February 2020
We had beautiful weather and our excellent guide Stella gave us an insiders history of the city . Well recommend this informative overview of Wellington
Yvonne from UK February 2020
Really enjoyed the tour. Great opportunity to see highlights of the city. Very interesting. Would recommend! Enthusiastic tour guide.
Meyada from NZ February 2020
We are huge fans of walking tours. We do one in every city that we visit. This tour was right "on par" with other walking tours that we have taken. Although we didn't take advantage of it, our guide generously offered to chat with people while she walked home along Cuba St.
Kelly from Canada February 2020
Thanks for some great hours with the guide Peter and the other tourists! Peter showed us the highlights of the city and also a historic background. And everything with great engagement. I don’t know, but if I would guess I think Peter was a teacher, and a popular one, before he retired. Thanks a lot!
Jan from Sweden February 2020
Voluntary guides ensure you get enthusiastic guides who are passionate about Wellington and in Peter, we were fortunate to have someone who combined those with knowledge and a willingness to take questions. We really enjoyed the walk and learned lots about the city that we would otherwise have missed.
Martin from Ireland February 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our Walk Wellington tour with George, he was very experienced and knowledgeable and was more than happy to share his Wellington knowledge with us. Great value for money, would highly recommend.
Katrina from Australia January 2020
Very much enjoyed the guided walk around Wellington. I was familiar with some of the places but there were plenty of others I may otherwise have missed. Suzanne provided an interesting commentary throughout.
This is a great introduction to Wellington and fantastic value at $20 for 2 1/2 hours.
Pat from London U.K. January 2020
We had a lovely holiday in New Zealand and I just wanted to thank you for your volunteer Heather’s morning tour. It was a windy overcast Sunday but she kept up our spirits with her very informative and delightful local insights. Heather’s knowledge and friendly manner was a great way for our family of three to get an orientation of Wellington. She made the rest of our stay easy as we knew where we were in location to our hotel as we planned the rest of our sightseeing, dining and shopping. For future travellers, I’d recommend packing a light waterproof jacket, a cap/beanie and gloves for the nippy wind off the bay. And don’t be fooled by Heather’s mature years: wear good walking shoes as she kept us at a constant brisk pace for about 2 hours.
Mark and family from Sydney, Australia January 2020
Our friendly guide took us through Wellington, about 2 1/2 hours total. Saw things we would obviously find as tourists, but also other things we would have missed, plus general interesting background info. Recommend this. Great value.
Brian from Auckland NZ January 2020
Very interesting walk made even more enjoyable by Ross, the guide, who has encyclopaedia like knowledge of his city. Also easy to book on-line and meet up with the guide.
Derek from UK January 2020
Great tour, great length of time, very knowledgeable guide and great price. When you visit cities, you often don't know what you are looking at and can quite easily not even notice things. This tour is great for those that have never been to Wellington before or those that have already been to see the tourist "hot spots"
Ann from South Australia December 2019
We had a great tour with Val as our guide. She was really informative and very friendly. I enjoyed the information on what we could further explore which I did on a subsequent day, The walking tour was a great trigger to highlight other specific places like Bolton Cemetery which I never would have explored if she had not highlighted it to us. The tour was well worth doing!!
Glenys from NZ December 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk with Suzanne. She pointed out many interesting sculptures and buildings that may otherwise have escaped our notice, and told us very interesting historical anecdotes. We were particularly taken with her ‘surprise’ at 11am!
Barbara from NZ December 2019
There were only two of us on this walk so we got a special tour. The tour was comprehensive and we got to see everything on the list and more. The guide was exceptional and knew everything we asked questions about. The walk was suitable for us over 65s and we would highly recommend it to other Wellington visitors.
Michael from Western Australia December 2019
Kit and Ken were great guides and showed us all around the sights in around 3 hours (even in the pouring rain). All very interesting and informative.
David from UK December 2019
Our guide Keith B is very hospitable and knowledgeable about the story of the city. Highly recommended.
Victor from Singapore December 2019
Just some feedback from this morning’s walk with Marcia: it was worth every penny, a really enjoyable informative tour at a good speed allowing plenty of time to see all the sights and ask plenty of questions. Marcia is very knowledgeable and made the whole experience fascinating - with lots of ideas of places to go back to and explore further. Thank you Marcia! We’ll certainly recommend this tour to our friends.
Joanne and Bob from England December 2019
Have been on several walking tours in different cities and have to say that this one (Gavin was our guide) stands out among all of them. Yes it is a Pre-pay tour ( as opposed to a Free tour that you pay for anyways at the end) but what it costs is in line with what you would give a guide anyways. And the funds you give (after expenses) goes towards the groups projects to help maintain historical and interesting items around Wellington. Gavin is a very informative guide in a variety of topics and kept things interesting during the whole tour. Definitely came away with a broad and thorough appreciation of Wellington.
Carl from Canada November 2019
Cannot say enough that's good about Val. Lovely, knowledgeable lady who gave us the most favourable impression of Wellington.
John from Canada November 2019
Wellington lived up to its reputation of being both wet and windy for our walk but our spirits weren’t dampened by a thoroughly enjoyable walk with Marcia. Very knowledgeable and friendly, we felt instantly at home and we felt like we were spending time with an old friend. Thanks Marcia for a great walk in your beautiful city. Highly recommended.
Sandy & Ian from Australia November 2019
Good insight into Wellington, history and government
Tour leader was very knowledgeable and friendly.
James from USA November 2019
Just a short note of thanks what a wonderful tour provided. George is a national treasure. Judith too
Lovely lovely people with so much Wellington knowledge. Best money ever spent and so so enjoyable. Thanks for your help. You are all a credit to the City and your jobs.
Steve from Australia November 2019
We had a very interesting walk with our guide George, who showed us in more than 2 hours known and unknown places of interest in Wellington and told us lots of details about the City and NZ - we can definitely recommend it!
Frank from Germany November 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Carol. Apparently she was fairly new to the role but that wasn't apparent as she was excellent. Lots of information about what we saw but also locations to eat and drink.
Judy from UK November 2019
It was a wonderful day, and the weather was gorgeous. Very little wind and the sun was beaming down. George was such a knowledgeable and helpful guide. He taught us a lot about Wellington, in areas where we had all visited many times but knew very little about. He gave the students some excellent inspiration for their performance work. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to him.
Group from Freyberg High School Palmerston North Nov 2019
We had a wonderful walk in glorious sunshine and no wind. Our guide was Marcia who was very enthusiastic and engaging- it was delightful to be in her company - I would highly recommend the walk.
Michael and Virginia from Australia November 2019
We would deeply thank to Marcia for the today‘s tour she guided with us. We learned a lot about Wellington its culture and interesting history. We are happy we could be part on this tour.
We can honestly recommend to visitors joining Walk Wellington.
Margrit and Juerg, from Switzerland October 2019
Really nice tour. Heather was full of great information and very friendly. Good duration. If possible you might try to book not on a Sunday as several buildings you would otherwise go in are closed on Sundays!
Lauren from USA November 2019
On Thursday morning, 3 October, our Australian group of 6 women was conducted by Peter on a walk focussed on the Art Deco buildings of Wellington. Peter was interesting, knowledgeable, charming and courteous. I would recommend him highly.
Jennifer from NSW Australia October 2019(Note that this was a special prearranged walk. To arrange a walk like this please email firstname.lastname@example.org four weeks in advance)
On Wednesday 11th Sept 2019 a group of three females were shown the city, two from the UK and myself from Christchurch NZ.
George our guide was very informative, and friendly, showing us some real gems, the old bank shopping centre clock, and the supreme court kauri cone design; to mention a couple. I will definitely recommend the walk to my daughter, who frequently visits Wellington in connection with work.
Joan from Christchurch NZ September 2019
It was a very informative tour, I learned a lot about Wellington and New Zealand as well, and got to know interesting facts I would had never known if I just walked the city by myself. Highly recommended no matter if you are visiting Wellington for the first time or ever you've been there before.
Megumi from Japan June 2019
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the walking tour on 2 May 2019. Peter was our guide, he was friendly and organised and gave us a great tour of the city. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the local area, the history and the architecture and showed us so many interesting building and statues. He went way beyond what I expected with his knowledge and how he explained the historical developments in the city was amazing.
Jan from Australia May 2019
The tour guide Peter was absolutely amazing! Having lived in Wellington for over a year, I already knew a little bit about the history of the city. So I was absolutely blown away by how much Peter knew! He was clearly knowledgeable and had a very precise understanding of the history and architecture of Wellington - yet he never just spurted out dates and facts. Instead, it was all weaved in interesting tales, stories, and anecdotes which brought these facts to life. Peter is a natural story-teller and is clearly passionate about his work. Thank you so much for the amazing tour, you have made me appreciate this beautiful city even more.
Jen from Wellington May 2019
We spent one day in Wellington while cruising the area. We were fortunate enough to get a walking tour with Heather. She was very informative. It was easy to see that she is passionate about her city. We really thought this was one of the best informational tours that we have ever been on. Thank you!
David and Sue from USA April 2019
Our family did a Wellington walking tour with Val yesterday and found her to be a great guide. She stopped often enough to tell us interesting things. It was good going inside some public building too. She worked hard to engage with my pre-teen girls. Her voice was clear and easy enough to hear. Great guide, great tour.
Four guests from Australia April 2019
During a short stay of only a few days, one of the best ways to get under the skin of a city is to avail yourself of a local person who is passionate about their city, their country, able to share information about culture, history, architecture and ‘local knowledge’ not normally available in a guide book. So what better way than using the services of volunteers who are the backbone of “Walk Wellington”.
Thank you, Marcia, for our walk on Sunday 14th April 2019. You shared your heart and passion with us in a gracious way and gave us a glimpse underneath the surface of life in your city, which, as visitors, we were unlikely to have uncovered for ourselves. A most informative, insightful and interesting walk.
Grahame & Barbara from the UK April 2019
Just wanted to to write it let you know that my husband and I took a walking Wellington tour this morning with your guide Keith R and we were delighted with the quality of the tour and guide. Keith was very informative, warm, knowledgeable and was able to pack in such an awful lot of sites and information way beyond our expectations. He brought Wellington to life for us.
We had a lovely time, thank you so much and great value for money.
Wendy and Rob from UK April 2019
Earlier this month my friend and I were very fortunate in being able to join a small group doing a walk around Wellington. Our guide was George and the tour he took us on was fantastic - it was culturally and historically informative, with lots of quirky bits and pieces thrown in for good measure! The tour lasted almost 3 hours but time seemed to just disappear as we moved from each place of interest!
This is the 2nd Wellington Walk I have done (the first 13 years ago) and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Excellent value all around.
Rosalie from Australia March 2019
We had a wonderful guide around Wellington’s waterfront and other key sites yesterday, Sunday 17 March.
Marcia was passionate and informative, took care of us sensitively and was a perfect guide. We enjoyed her many amusing anecdotes and moving stories, and appreciated her love for the city.
Michael and Jenny from UK March 2019
We were very fortunate to have Stella as our tour leader today for this enjoyable tour. Stella was able to give us specific detailed information and related stories about sites within Wellington. It was a very informative and enjoyable tour. She provided information regarding other tours that we are now planning to attend. She suggested some venues for lunch. We attended the National Library and had a very nice lunch. We now know the stories behind the places we have walked past and not really known what they represented. Thank you so much Stella. We love Wellington, thanks to you!
Janis and Bob from Australia March 2019
My wife and I were on a visit from the UK, and arrived in Wellington on 14th February.
On Friday 15th we had a guided walking tour led by John M.
It was excellent! John was interesting, informative and clearly very committed to showing us a comprehensive view of the city.
We enjoyed the tour very much indeed.
Jonathan and Delia from UK February 2019
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning walk with Ken
He obviously knows his city and it is such a great way to get information on a city from a person who has actually has grown up there.
Keep up the good work and congratulations Ken on a job well done (and that's not bad from an Aussie)
Bob and Carol from Australia March 2019
My husband and I, visitors from Canada, thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with John L this morning. He was full of information and enthusiasm about Wellington. There were secrets, history and knowledge that he shared with us for a full 2 and 1/2 hrs. It was a great way to appreciate Wellington and get ourselves oriented. So pleased to have someone share their love of their home city and country.
A real bargain, as are the numerous public exhibits.
Anne and John from British Columbia, Canada, March 2019.
My husband and I joined the walking tour on Tuesday 19th February 2019 with Keith R as our guide.
It was a great tour and Keith R was a great guide giving us lots of info about the history/architecture/buildings/places of interest etc. It was a great introduction to Wellington - a good pace and Keith was professional and friendly.
Would definitely recommend this tour - excellent value for money too - thanks to all the team and especially Keith!!
Amanda & Colin from UK February 2019
I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, George, was well informed and shared his knowledge eloquently. He acted courteously throughout the walk. He gave a very balanced view of progress through out the years.
It was a delight to have so many aspects of your city explained.
Sharon from UK February 2019
We are tourists from the U.K. and arrived in Wellington yesterday evening. John M’s walking tour of the city, which we joined on impulse, provided the best introduction to Wellington that we could have wished for. He gave us a great sense of place, of local history, and of the history of the buildings he took us to. Nuggets of information about New Zealand society and politics were slipped in unobtrusively; all our questions were answered. Everything was delivered in an informal, friendly style that was eminently suited to our small group of 9 people. We would strongly recommend this experience to any new visitors to Wellington: at $20 per person for 2 hours and more, it is well worth it! And good to know that the income all goes into the conservation and development of the city’s heritage.
Graham and Jill, England February 2019
There were four of us on this tour, and we thought our guide Keith R was very very good. We will certainly recommend everyone to go with your tour - it was great!
Lynne, Peter, Babs and Ted from England February 2019
The Walk Wellington Tour led by volunteer, Peter, got our stay in this interesting city got off to a great start. Peter, a local resident, took us all around the city center, sharing his remarkable knowledge of history, architecture and art with our group. Walk Wellington split our tour group into two so that our group size was relatively small, just 6 participants. Peter was happy to answer our many questions. A bonus was his dry sense of humor which made for both a fun and informative walk. We also learned about other attractions to make effective use of our short time in Wellington.
Marg from Colorado USA January 2019
My wife and I from Buffalo,NY USA took your walking tour today. Our guide Gerald was great!! He had a lot of good information on the area. Also kept us very safe while crossing the streets. He was great with our questions.
Steven from USA January 2019
We had a marvellous 2 1/4 walk through Wellington with John M who was an entertaining, enjoyable guide. Our feeling is, to know a huge quantity about Wellington. And we have seen all what we want and more. The profound knowledge and the kind of working with us was great. Thanks very much.
Klaus from Germany December 2018
We joined Marcia’s walk on Saturday 15 December. We loved her warm welcoming manner and her amazing collection of stories to illuminate the facts of Wellington’s history. A wonderful introduction to our new home away from home. Thank you.
Megan from Australia December 2018
The four of us on the tour found Keith B to be friendly, well informed and articulate. The tour was excellent value for money and gave us a great introduction to NZ and Wellington in particular.
Ivan and family from Australia December 2018
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our guided walk with Judith yesterday. She was a very pleasant lady and very knowledgeable about your city. It was a pleasure to meet her and we learnt lots of things we wouldn't have done had we walked around by ourselves.
Angela from Canada November 2018
I went on the Friday walk with Margaret. I found Margaret excellent in imparting her knowledge of what we were sighting but also general information about Wellington and open to questions. I enjoyed the walking and talking pace.
Graham from Auckland NZ October 2018
My wife and I did a Walk Wellington tour today with Margaret as our guide. We thoroughly enjoyed it, seeing places we would never had discovered and learning fascinating facts about the history of Wellington that no guide book could give us. We really recommend this tour for any Wellington visitor. Margaret was excellent.
Neil from Tasman District NZ October 2018
Me and my 2 friends were in the walking group with Marcia last Thursday 11th October.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Marcia was very knowledgeable and informative. We learnt so much about Wellington that you could never get from reading a guide book.
Marcia went out of her way to show us different things and made sure everyone was included and involved. She was a lovely person and her love of Wellington definitely showed through.
I will definitely be recommending the walking tour to my family and friends who are heading to Wellington. It was such good value for money and such a great way to walk the city and find out more of its interesting history.
Karen from NZ October 2018
Today I had the pleasure of Keith B on your tour of Wellington. We were a small group of just three & we all agreed we had a fantastic morning!
Your beautiful city lived up to its reputation with the winds blowing us hard, but that did not deter Keith from giving us a great time. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the city, the buildings and the sculptures! We actually went over time he was telling us so much!
Highly recommend this tour for old & new visitors...you’ll learn something new each time!
Thanks so much Keith B.
Briony from Perth, Australia October 2018
Took a walking tour with our guide Tina, who was a fount of information on Wellington and NZ history. She provided really thoughtful commentary and suggestions, and the time passed really quickly yet we covered a lot of ground in just 2.5 hrs. I have a great respect for her and other volunteer tour guides who do it because they love it (and it shows). I took her recommendation to visit the National Library for the exhibit on the three historic documents that have shaped NZ, and that gave even more meaning to what she showed us on the tour. It was a great intro to Wellington!
Consuelo from Argentina visited August 2018
I would like to say that the guided walk I did with John M on the 7th August was excellent, in fact it has set me up for my week here in Wellington. It enabled me to orientate myself as well as get a taster of things to go back and visit in depth. Also the historical/architectural facts were interesting and useful to know. I would thoroughly recommend this tour - $20 Well spent!
Glynis from USA August 2018
I ‘d like to make a comment on my tour guide Margaret, she is such a lovely lady and I had a wonderful experience with her. Although today I was the only one person in the tour in the morning 10 am, Margaret gave out a professional tour service, and she shared a lot of interesting local story with me, I am so glad I choose your tour. She was also been very thoughtful and took good care of me. It seems she knows all the interesting stories, really an expert! it made my trip so perfect and she will become the big part of my New Zealand beautiful memories!
I like your tour service and will share with my friends definitely!
Nancy from China June 2018
A great way to discover Wellington -its main cultural features and some out of the way wonders. Our guide John M related a good deal of information in an entertaining fashion. The time went very quickly and we feel we know Wellington much better for doing the walking tour. Certainly recommended.
Trevor and Carol from South Australia June 2018
I did a walk with Margaret on Monday this week. I was the only person on the tour and I enjoyed it very much. Margaret was a delightful guide. She is full of knowledge and ready to answer any question. Pace was gentle yet we covered so much ground. It was a very pleasant way to be introduced to the city . Thankyou.
Denise June 2018
I did one of your walking tours last weekend, 12th May and thought it was fantastic. I was actually the only person on the tour and was very impressed that it still ran, often there's a minimum number policy which can lead to you missing things if you're travelling alone. Marcia was a brilliant guide with an abundance of local knowledge, we had a lovely morning seeing the sights of Wellington. It was also great to receive some locals tips (I have since been to a couple of exhibitions that she recommended). Thank you.
Zoe from UK May 2018
We really enjoyed our walking tour of Wellington with John M, on the 16th March. He was most informative and interesting. Thank you.
Peter from UK March 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour today. Margaret was a very knowledgeable leader, who gave us a great overview of the city, its history, culture and built environment. She took the time to answer all of our questions and was a delight throughout. Excellent!
Michael from USA March 2018
I spent a day wandering around Wellington the day before, but learnt and saw so much more in the two hours of the guided tour. Highly recommended. Many thanks to John M for a very informative tour, and for tips on what else to see while I’m here.
Jill from Tasmania Australia March 2018
Hello! What a marvellous experience walking with Ross. We learned so much and loved every minute. Thank you❤
Robyn March 2018
We wanted to email to say how much we enjoyed our walk with George today. He was a very informative guide and helpful guide. The pace was perfect and we saw so many interesting places that we could have otherwise have missed. Three hours of our day in Wellington was very well spent on the walk.
Eileen and Bob March 2018
We took part in a 2 hour walk guided by Peter on Wednesday 21st February.
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the very informative and calm presentation during our walk.
As a result of the walk we learnt a lot about the city and its history, surroundings and buildings.
We often take a guided walk when we visit places around the world and Peter did an excellent job
Andrew from Australia February 2018
We just had a wonderful tour with Gerald! He was very knowledgeable and interesting, and the weather cooperated except for the wind at times.
Tracey from Canada February 2018
We walked Wellington with our guide Lana today, and learnt a great deal about its history, land reclamation, earthquakes, government and much more. An excellent guided tour, thankyou Lana.
Jenny and Roy from Australia February 2018
We had a wonderful walk with Keith B on Thursday 1st February. He was so well informed, a great host and was obviously very proud of his city. There were only 4 of us that evening so had Keith almost to ourselves! Thanks for an enjoyable (if tiring) evening.
Christine from UK February 2018
I would like to pass on my appreciation for the walking tour I participated in today.
My tour guide was Stella, who was friendly, informative and made the experience very enjoyable. She was relaxed and responsive to her audience. I feel I have a much better understanding of Wellington, its people and history thanks to her knowledge and personable manner.
Suzanne from Australia January 2018
We enjoyed a very interesting glimpse of Wellington this morning.
Ronan and Michele from Ireland January 2018.
What a great morning tour! Stella was very knowledgeable and passionate about her city. Great way to see Wellington! Thanks
Susy and John from Australia January 2018
Our guide was Stella and we found her to be excellent and was a great way to see the city highlights which otherwise would have been missed. $20 well spent.
Rod and Di from UK January 2018
My wife and I were so fortunate to be the only two guests on this morning’s (2 Jan) walking tour with John M. John was delightful, knowledgeable and very personable. We enjoyed our time with John immensely, and will be submitting a 5-star review on Tripadvisor once we return home. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful service and providing us such an excellent guide as John M.
Mark and Mary Beth from USA January 2018
Just before Christmas we went on the Walk Wellington tour with our guides, Kit and Ken. I have lived in Wellington for over 40 years and did not expect to learn so much about this city. Our guides were great, thoroughly entertaining and their knowledge of Wellington city was impressive. We really enjoyed ourselves and I felt very proud to live in this city. I think Wellingtonians should all take this tour! Thank you, Kit and Ken, for a super morning.
Gail and Alan from Wellington NZ December 2017
From the start Keith R. was very inclusive and made all members of the group feet welcome. Over 2.5 hours our group heard fascinating stories featuring famous Wellingtonians, architecture, art, landmarks, natural and historic events. He brought the city to life in an accessible way.
Judy from New Zealand December 2017
We enjoyed the Wellington city walk very much and it has been a highlight of our tour of NZ. Our guide Marcia was a gem. Marcia's local knowledge and stories were very entertaining and I would highly recommend this tour. It was value for money.
Linda and Bill from UK December 2017
Very pleasant guide, user friendly, and the tour was about the right length. Good value for money.
Janet & Ben from USA Nov 2017
I would like to say that I found the walking tour very interesting. And wanted to thank our guide Margaret who provided me with a lot of information about the city, giving me ideas of where to go during my stay here that I didn't know about.
Lisa from UK Nov 2017
My wife and I took the guided tour in Wellington from the Information Centre on Sunday 26th November. The Tour Guide was Heather
The tour was an excellent introduction to Wellington, giving us history and places of interest, which we have followed up, and will continue to do so during our short stay. Great value for money, and highly recommended
Heather was an excellent guide, providing interesting local experience and knowledge. She was always ready to answer questions. The tour was conducted at a good pace
Many thanks for providing this facility
Martin from UK November 2017
Went on the walk with Margaret on Monday 20th Nov. We were very impressed and happy with the whole experience, especially with our guide Margaret. She was very knowledgeable and spoke in a lovely manner. Will highly recommend this walk as an essential part of visiting Wellington.
Ken and Linda from UK November 2017
On Monday 30 October we went on the Wellington walk with John L.
I would like to thank him and your company for a very informative and entertaining walk. We learned lots about Wellington as he pointed out various things along the way which we would otherwise have missed.
I have since recommended your walk to others and will continue to promote it as we were most impressed.
Brian from UK October 2017
We went on a guided walk yesterday, 29th October, guided by Marcia.
She told us a lot about the city and its history and answered all our questions as we walked.
We really enjoyed the experience and would recommend the walk to visitors. It’s a great way to get orientated in the city and learn a lot as you go.
Sylvia from UK October 2017
My guide, Gavin, was great. He was fun and personable with great knowledge and insight to share about both the history and contemporary events dealing with Wellington. Although I'm sure all of your walking guides are quite competent, I feel very lucky to have had Gavin showing me around that day. I will easily and gladly recommend the walking tour in the future to other travelers.
Edward from Melbourne Australia September 2017
Thank you so much for your time and for leading around Wellington a group of university students. We really enjoyed getting a feel for the city! Thank you also for helping us complete our scavenger hunt and for even posing in one of our pictures! We weren't the first ones to turn it in, but we think we did well so there may be some bonus points to be awarded!!
I really liked when you took us down into the building and we saw what archeologists had uncovered while they were excavating. I also thought it was neat seeing where the shore line was in the 1800s and how we were on reclaimed land. Without you, we wouldn't have learned any of that.
Rachel, Katie and the rest of the Michigan State Study Abroad group August 2017
Wonderful few hours with Tina...despite gale force winds and torrential rain. I'm a local Wellingtonian and a walker but I still learnt several things. Our guide was ideal in her knowledge, passion and warmth.
Paula from Wellington New Zealand August 2017
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the fabulous tour today! My husband and I had Kerry and she was warm, welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. We learn't so much about your beautiful city in 2 hours and it was one of the highlights of our trip! We thoroughly recommend this to all visitors.
Louise and Gareth from Auckland New Zealand June 2017
It has been a great pleasure to have Margaret as my tour guide today, you know just two of us makes me feel very much privileged.
It's such a brilliant experience to walk around in the heart of Wellington with someone like you who knows this city so well to tell all the fascinating stories.
I definitely gained a much closer look to Wellington and I believe I know the city much better now than many other tourists, which I must give credit to you and the lovely tour
Angela from Beijing China April 2017
This is to say a big Thank You to John L who took us on a guided walk around Wellington on Friday 3rd March. It was such an informative and interesting 2+ hours that just sped by. John not only talked to us about Wellington but also about the wider history of life in New Zealand.
The information that John gave us made us really appreciate the city (I just love the Katharine Mansfield sculpture!) and look beneath the surface to see the way that the city had been shaped and formed and what it has achieved recently and what it faces in the future. Because of John's obvious love and enthusiasm for the city we felt privileged to be on one of his walks - we ate in Smiths The Grocer that day and took a tour of the Beehive the next day.
We really enjoyed our time in Wellington and are certainly grateful that tours of such calibre are available.
Alan and Jackie from Gloucestershire, England March 2017.
Enjoyed our walkabout tour, informative and our Guide Darryl was great
Ngaire from Auckland NZ March 2017
Yesterday we walked around Wellington with Marcia. We had a wonderful time and were sorry to have the experience end. Marcia's knowledge of Wellington and New Zealand runs deep.
She was able to answer all our questions and shared lots of fascinating historical facts. We would have enjoyed chatting with her for a lot longer.
Walk Wellington is a great program and I would highly recommend all visitors take advantage of it.
Mike and Marty from USA January 2017
Great tour. Peter was our guide. He was excellent, informative, amusing and friendly.
Rod from UK January 2017
Awesome. Very knowledgeable and personable. Great evening stroll. Thanks from Goombungee
Cathy from Qld Australia December 2016
Hi, just a note to say that we were on the tour this morning with Peter our host.
What a superb two and a half hours was enjoyed by all three of us with Peter engaging, relaxing and always informative. As first time in Wellington we needed a basis to be able to maximise the rest of our stay and Peter gave a context to the City.
The pace was spot on and Peter a charming host as we walked the city. We can only commend the tour and thank you for providing us with such a terrific guide.
Paul, Deborah and Tahlia from UK November 2016
Wellington est une ville riche en terme d'histoire et de patrimoine. Nous avons été guidés par Heather qui est une véritable encyclopédie.
Un très bon moment, à ne pas manquer!
Jean-Pierre from France October 2016
Today Kerry walked us around Wellington. She made this tour very special to me, because she told and showed us a lot of extra things, as for instance the green light near parliament, indicated trees or the old seashore on the pavement etcetera. I was very pleased after these two hours. These little things like Kerry told us enlighten the spark for a city. Thank you very much again.
Hanna from Switzerland October 2016
Our guide, John M, met us right on time. He was very knowledgeable and had great stories and facts to share. Our walk covered the waterfront as well as the historical and government buildings.
Kirstie from USA July 2016
Had a really great walk round Wellington yesterday. George gave just the right amount of information and set the perfect pace. I will certainly revisit some of the places for longer now that I know that they exist.
Please pass on a big thank you to George and I will be recommending you to residents and visitors alike.
Janie from UK July 2016
I recently did a guided walk with Keith R and I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. Very informative. A good way to start my stay in Wellington.
Susan from UK July 2016
On Monday, 9th May my husband and I did the guided walking tour around Wellington.
We both found it an excellent walk and very informative.
Gerald, our guide was very good indeed and we would thoroughly recommend this tour to our friends.
Rosalie from New Zealand May 2016
My son and I went on the tour yesterday 21st. Val was our guide. She was lovely, welcoming and very informative. It was a great way to familiarize ourselves with and get our bearings in this city.
Rita from Sydney Australia April 2016
Today we had a lovely time walking around Wellington. George taught us many interesting things about Wellington and we are sure to recommend to others for when they pop down!
Milica & Sofija from Auckland NZ April 2016
We had only 1 1/2 days to see Wellington so we needed to see the highlights in a relatively short period of time. Walk Wellington and especially our guide, Kit, filled the bill to a "T." She was extremely knowledgeable and personable and covered downtown Wellington perfectly. In short, awesome!
Bob from USA March 2016
We always take the local walking tours when we travel to new places. Chris took us to many places and we got a look at the architecture, local stories and stories of New Zealand, current and historical information. It was a busy time with a cruise ship in and the tour added guides so we were not in a too huge group. Top notch tour.
Loren from USA March 2016
Thank you for a wonderful morning walking around Wellington. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and it has made us want to do more of these when we return in the future. We saw things that we would never have found on our own and wish that we had done the tour at the beginning of our trip rather than at the end.
Penny and Phil, from UK March 2016
I really enjoyed the tour with Val. She is friendly and has an excellence knowledge about Wellington. For more than 3 hours, she showed us this marvellous city. Thank you, I can highly recommend Val and the tour.
Heike, from Germany, March 2016
I've just done the Walk Wellington with Kerry as our guide and it was fantastic! A lot much better than just walking around the city on your own, because with the guide's comments and explanations you get to learn a lot about the city.
Kerry, the guide, was all the time really kind and friendly. She really worried about showing us the city at its best, giving clear explanations and giving us the opportunity to ask any questions we had. Very friendly, funny and informative. I just loved the walk and all the information I got in it. A great way to go around the city!
Guillermina from Argentina March 2016
I went on a walk last month with Jenny as a guide.
I thought Jenny did a great job. I happened to be the only person on the tour on that occasion, but Jenny did not lose a enthusiasm as well, and gave me a full comprehensive tour and perhaps more. (We did modify it slightly, on my request because I had a train to catch).
I had been recommending this tour to my mates in Wellington. There was a fair bit of information in there that even my Wellington mates did not know about, having lived there most of their lives.
Mayin from Australia February 2016
Just wanted to let you know that we found the walk with Val very interesting! She gave us sights of Wellington we would have missed ourselves, along with the history of the development of Wellington which explained a lot of the curiosities of this city. During our walk she was also careful to ensure we were safe and comfortable,and was sure to include everyone in the conversation. Great work!
Jen from Australia February 2016
I was part of a group who undertook the Wellington walking tour this morning led by Lana.
I would like to say how much I enjoyed it. Lana was very knowledgeable and provided a comprehensive and interesting tour covering the history as well as more recent events. She answered questions from everyone and checked people's understanding. She readily conversed in French with some of the group members.
I would recommend this tour as a good introduction to Wellington. I spent the afternoon visiting other places Lana had recommended.
Joy from UK January 2016
Today my husband and I went on a walking tour of Wellington. Our lovely host, Heather, was most informative and catered for all members of the group. I highly recommend the walking tour as you learn so much about the city. It was well worth the cost.
Kay and Don from Australia January 2016
Having arrived off the Interisland ferry last night Gerald provided the perfect orientation to Wellington . The pace and detail were perfect, even down to arriving at the famous clock at 10:58 so we could see the spectacular hour chimes. Well done, and excellent value! Thanks.
Andy and Anne from UK November 2015
This is to report that we had an excellent time with Walk Wellington on Friday, 6th November, 2015.
Our guide was Keith B. and it was his first time as guide and he did a really good job. This was particularly impressive because the All Blacks Victory parade intercepted the usual route so Keith had to be creative and adaptable. He was also willing to let our group (6 of us total) stop to watch the parade since this was a unique opportunity for us visitors.
We would highly recommend this tour and we would certainly recommend Keith B. as guide.
Alison and Randall from USA November 2015
Just to let you know that I went on a guided walk with Judith on Saturday 24th October 2015. I really enjoyed the tour and I think Judith did an excellent job of showing us the sights of the city. I especially enjoyed the mechanical clock. I also appreciated her telling us about the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens, I would probably have missed that without her input.
Janet from Australia October 2015
My husband and I took part in a walking tour with John L. on Monday 5th October. Even though we were the only two walkers, John gave us a very full tour, with the added benefit of his excellent knowledge of the geography and history of the area.
We thought the mix of buildings, art and landscape features together with John's commentary made for an interesting and informative walk. We saw so much more than we would have from a vehicle.
We have no hesitation in recommending a guided walking tour to any visitors to Wellington.
Ngaire and Doug from Invercargill NZ October 2015
My wife Sue and I enjoyed the walk very much. George was a fount of knowledge and his background info. made all the difference. We enjoy Wellington as a city and are glad it has saved at least some of its old buildings.
Ray and Sue from ACT Australia September 2015
I had a fascinating morning with Erina, I have been to Wellington many many times myself and have an understanding of a lot of Wellington's history and sites. I particularly wanted to take the tour so that I knew what the customers would be getting themselves in for should I recommend them doing the walk.
What I didn't expect however was so many little titbits and information that I didn't know about Wellington so I actually got a lot out of it personally, as well as experiencing what it will be like for customers.
As it turns out I was the only person so it was even better again, like a personalised tour. I think her knowledge about Wellington, her general mix of architecture, art, Maori history and the like is very good for a walking tour guide and I will be recommending this to my customers.
Ed from Western Australia (Travel Agent) July 2015
On Thursday, 23 July, I took the walk with Ruth. It was indeed a great value, and made exploring the city much easier than if I used a guidebook. I would recommend the Walk to any visitor who likes to walk, and expresses a keen interest in seeing the best of your city. It worked well for me because I asked many questions about how I could supplement the Walk with my own wandering. For any tourist seeking an interactive experience, this one cannot be beat. I would not suggest it to anyone who is not an enthusiastic walker, or does not possess any interest to learn more on his own. That said, at $20 it is a bargain.
William from USA July 2015
I am a visitor from China. It's my first time to visit Wellington, and know this walk tour from the official visitor guide. Walk Wellington is such a great and efficient way to get some knowledge about the capital's history, sights and culture. Many thanks to Lana, our tour guide today, she is very professional, friendly and helpful!
Lina from China July 2015
Did your walking tour with Marcia today. Very knowledgeable and fun. Will definitely recommend you guys. Keep up the good work.
Marcia from UK July 2015
I wish to let you know how much I enjoyed Peter's guided tour of Wellington, it was an excellent introduction to the city. He is relaxed, knowledgeable and fun. Thank you.
Jan from Australia June 2015
We do these types of walks all over the world, and found the Wellington walk to be both informative and enjoyable. It gave us a good understanding of the history of Wellington as well as a good idea of what we wanted to do while we were in Wellington. I'd highly recommend this for others visiting Wellington.
Andy from USA February 2015
Whilst on the Dawn Princess New Zealand tour, we booked a "Wellington Walk" with your group on Thursday 5th of February. Our guides were Kit & Ken, and we found them to be most knowledgeable of Wellington history, both past & present.
We really enjoyed our tour and they were so much fun to be with.
I will recommend your tour to any one going to Wellington and I would like you to thank Kit & Ken for a wonderful morning.
Barb & Greg from Australia February 2015
We would like to let you know that we had such a good time with Ross. He has so much knowledge about Wellington and showed us all these interesting sights and told us the entire stories about them. Behind each corner there was another surprise to discover and a stunning story told from Ross. He was the best tour guide we ever had and showed us all the places we wanted to know about. He was so kind to answer all our questions even when it took longer than 2 hours. Herewith we would also like to thank him for his patience with us and the really great tour he did with us, we appreciated it very much. We can recommend Ross as tour guide very much.
Best regards from Switzerland
Jürg and Rebecca from Switzerland December 2014
My wife and I have just completed the 2 hour walk, starting at the I-site at 10am. The guide, Lana, was brilliant and made it an unforgettable journey.
Anthony from UK, November 2014
This was a great walking tour of Wellington. In just 2 hours we got a great overall view of the city with lots of interesting information that we wouldn't have got on our own. Meeting point at the Visitor Centre in Civic square was easy to get to.
We would highly recommend this walking tour.
Joanna from NSW Australia September 2014
Thank you very much Gavin for a great walk through Wellington today and for providing our small group with a most enjoyable and informative time.
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Wellington in the future
Joy from UK, September 2014
What an informative and enjoyable walk around Wellington under the friendly and knowledgable guidance of Peter. From the art, the architecture, the geographical history, the Courts, parliament, the Waitangi treaty documents and even fortunate enough to end up at old St. Paul's cathedral to catch the end of a jazz trio's recital. A comfortable walk well enjoyed. Thank you, Peter.
Ken and Kay from Brisbane, Australia, August 2014.
We went on the walk around Wellington with Gavin last Saturday, it was great, a very enjoyable experience, something we would recommend. The weather was bitter, wind, rain and cold, but it didn't matter as the walk was so interesting, many thanks Gavin.
Maree and Shane from Morrinsville, NZ, August 2014.
I came back from New Zealand for a week now, and thinking about the great experience I had there, Wellington walk is a highlight and I should write a thank you email to Ross.
I come from Shanghai, China, even English is not my native language, but I can understand Ross without any problem as he spoke so clearly. The walk helped me understand Wellington from so many different ways, history, architecture, politics... I found the walk is very worth the time, and Ross is so helpful and knowledgeable. He even suggested me some things to do on my own time, like the cable car, which turn out to another nice experience, to take the cable car and walk down the garden!
Well, just like to sending my thanks.
Sophia from Shanghai China May 2014
I wish to comment that a week ago, my wife and I took a walking tour of Wellington. We were impressed with the knowledge and insight provided by John M, our guide. He made the tour a fun experience.
Ernie and Mila from California, USA April 2014 on APT tour
Really enjoyed our walk this morning with Margaret. Very informative without blinding us with too much info and unhurried . Our grateful thanks to Margaret
Ian & Sandra from UK April 2014
A wonderful way to start our visit to Wellington, our friendly guide Marcia was well informed about the history of the city and surrounding area. She took us to and explained some of the interesting sites Wellington has to offer. She also suggested other venues which would be interesting to explore in our own time, which we did. A very interesting and helpful walk and talk which made our visit to Wellington all the more enjoyable.
The Rosevears from UK April 2014
Our family of four had a fantastic walk in March, 2014 with Stella as our guide. Stella provided an exceptional commentary on Wellington's history, government, culture, buildings, and people. Highlights of the tour included the harbor and the waterfront, the largest wooden building in New Zealand and the large clock which displays historic panoramas on the hour.
Thank you for providing a great tour and helping us get to know your wonderful city.
Ann, Rod and family from USA March 2014
Excellent walk with Mark on Saturday 1 March. Thank you
Nicola March 2014
I want to say how much I enjoyed Gavin's tour of Wellington. He combined excellent knowledge of a city he clearly loved with anecdotes in an informative and entertaining manner. I learnt so much and gained a true insight into Wellington and NZ. We explored several buildings in detail. I recommend this trip fully. One should not miss it. It was one of the highlights of the holiday and Gavin's expert guiding made it.
Sue from UK February 2014
Just wanted to thank John for tonight's walking tour and say how much we enjoyed meeting him.
His tour was very informative and interesting and a great way of quickly getting to know the city and its interesting history.
Jon & Daria from London February 2014
I would just like to say thank you very much for the walk guided by Sheena. It was thoroughly engaging and Sheena's enthusiasm and knowledge readily shone through.
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk.
Allan from UK February 2014
We enjoyed our tour of Wellington VERY much and will be recommending Walk Wellington to our friends.
We learned a lot about Wellington and wish we could have spent more time discovering the city.
Sharon from Queensland Australia February 2014
I did your tour with George this morning and wanted to say how pleased I was with the tour. It was very informative, educational and interesting. Congratulations from a very satisfied customer! Keep it up!
A visitor from Germany January 2014
We walked Wellington with Bob today. He is extremely knowledgeable and his presentation was very engaging. The tour ended slightly over time but we most willingly would have followed him many hours more!
Christine and Andreas from Germany January 2014
We joined the guided walking tour around Wellington last Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 and our tour guide was Marcia. She is very knowledgeable and made the walk most interesting.
There were several pieces of sculptures/art pieces along the walk and we felt it would be a good idea to put up a brochure listing down all the art and making it an art walk/trail.
Well done, Marcia and thank you for a very pleasant walk.
Richard and Shirley from Auckland December 2013
We did have an enjoyable day in Wellington and did join the guided walk.
We enjoyed it very much.Thank you for all your help.
Gord a visitor from Canada on the Oosterdam November 2013
This was a most enjoyable and informative walk. $20 well spent !! Our guide Marcia brought the present, past and the future to life. Her timing to see the clock being to the second !! I am so glad I went.
Robert from Cambridgeshire, England November 2013
I would like to commend this organisation for making my visit to Wellington pleasurable. The day we took the tour with Bob it was raining heavily but this did not dampen our enthusiasm or Bob's for Wellington. There were 6 of us, not connected by travel group or cruise ship and this made it interesting and diverse. Bob’s knowledge was informative and gave us a greater understanding of Wellington. I personally enjoyed the art and sculpture dotted around the town and architectural differences and what they meant, in the buildings.
Ange and Jill from Melbourne Australia November 2013
Loved the walk with Stella, nice pace, very informative, by someone who loves her city.
I particularly like the little side trips into museums, so I have a taste, I now will go back on my return trip to Wellington.
I always do the walks in all the cities I visit, this time was special as your City in concentrated into a small area so I got a feel for almost the whole downtown.
Thank you Stella.
Margaret from Toronto Canada November 2013
I would like to comment on yesterday’s guided walking tour around Wellington . As a former resident of Wellington , I found the guided walk led by Sheena to be very interesting. Sandra, who had never been to Wellington , thought the tour the perfect introduction to the city. The places that Sheena took us to were well chosen and provided a good balance between the past and the present. Sheena was an engaging, knowledgeable guide. Both the tour and Sheena are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Gary and Sandra from Australia November 2013
Mark provided us a worthwhile experience.
Douglas from Colorado USA November 2013
Having just returned from 3 weeks in NZ, I am thinking about the highlights of our holiday. The walking tour of Wellington with Bob comes straight to mind as a great introduction to Wellington and New Zealand. Bob was full of fascinating information and was happy to answer all our questions which we were so full of. Thanks for making such tours available and thanks to Bob who is a wonderful guide.
Angela from NSW Australia July 2013
Wonderful and informative introduction to a beautiful city
Our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative, and had a reserved but readily apparent wry wit. We enjoyed her and our walk. Exceeded expectations.
Scott from USA July 2013
Great walk. Tour guide Betty gave a great tour.
Anthony from Victoria Australia June 2013
I joined the walking tour this morning because of the green brochure I found in my hotel....what a fortunate thing I did! Stella did a terrific job and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I have not spent a better $20 in all of NZ! Some pictures attached, please thank her again for me.
Chris from USA April 2013
Super informative and entertaining. The guide we had was very knowledgeable, and made the entire tour worth the price. I learned more about Wellington in 2 hours than I did about Auckland when I was there for three days.
Michael from Chicago USA April 2013
Walk Wellington tour, the way to go in New Zealand
Leonora discovered that the best way to see the waterfront and Parliament areas of Wellington is on foot. She joined the regular 10am walk from the i-Site Visitors Centre in Civic Square, and was thrilled to be shown around by her informative and enthusiastic guide Marcia.
Leonora from Vancouver April 2013
It was a last minute idea, but it was well worth it. A two hour walking tour of the city beginning at the i-Site Visitor Center and ending at the Old St Paul's Cathedral. It included going in and out of buildings to see the history of the city which you will miss by just walking down the street. The groups are about 10 - 15 people. Remember to wear your walking shoes as it covers the city! The cost was $20. It departs at 10 am.
Gary from Grand Rapids, Michigan January 2013
I think the tour like this is very unique. Joining this tour helped me to understand the history of Wellington, and after the tour I could walk around Wellington by myself with no problem. This was a great experience and I am well satisfied.
Shizumi from Japan January 2013
Along with a friend we booked to go on the walking tour, and as we were the only two that day it was a very personalised tour. The walking tour was one of our highlights of Wellington, and we would not have seen so much of the architecture or found out about the history has we not have gone on the tour.
The tour was very well done and our guide Marcia amazed us with her knowledge, and we loved her little stories. Afterwards we went on the free tour of parliament as the guide recommended to us.
Edward from Glasgow October 2012
Great experience with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Walked around Wellington on a one-to-one tour (no one else booked) with interesting stories and art
Angie from Australia April 2012
We have been operating since November 1999, with increasing numbers of visitors to Wellington joining one of our guided walks.
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