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Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Wellington by minivan
  • Choose to disembark at any of 11 convenient stops to visit specific sights in depth
  • Explore the natural world at Zealandia, Wellington Zoo, Carter Observatory or the Botanic Gardens
Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Departs Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre at 11am
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See the top attractions of Wellington on a hop-on hop-off minivan tour that follows a 90 minute route throughout the capital city and its outskirts. You can hop off at any of the 11 stops to explore points of interest such as Mt Victoria Lookout, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden or the Te Papa museum on your own. Your guide points out sights such as Parliament & Old St Paul’s Church and the Cable Car on this small-group tour.
What to Expect
Start your hop-on hop-off minivan tour at the Wellington i-Site Visitor Centre. Your guide makes a brief photo stop at Mt Victoria, but you can disembark at any of the 11 stops to visit a site in more depth on your own.

View interactive exhibits on Maori culture at the Te Papa Tongarewa, a premier museum, or take in contemporary design at City Gallery Wellington; delve into Wellington’s maritime history at the award-winning Museum of Wellington; discover New Zealand wildlife at Zealandia or the Wellington Zoo; stroll Wellington Botanic Garden; or gaze up at the southern hemisphere in the Carter Observatory’s digital planetarium.

Your ticket is valid for the day of purchase (tickets purchased for the last departure of the day are also valid for the following day), and your driver can tell you when the next minivan will arrive to take you to the next location. If you’d like to check out great cafés, restaurants and shops, disembark at chic Courtenay Place, bohemian Cuba Precinct or the gorgeous waterfront around Oriental Bay. Wellington offers so much to explore, you may not want to leave.
Stop 1. Wellington i-Site & City Gallery
Stop 2. Courtney Place/Embassy Theatre
Stop 3. Mt Victoria Lookout - Photo stop
Stop 4. Wellington Zoo
Stop 5. War Memorial/Great War Exhibition
Stop 6. Cable Car
Stop 7. Zealandia
Stop 8. Botanic Garden/Lady Norwood Rose Garden
Stop 9. Parliament & Old St Pauls Cathedral
Stop 10. Wellington Museum
Stop 11. Te Papa National Museum
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Reviews (192)
1 - 5 of 94 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
A Must-do in Wellington

We booked this tour during our recent cruise to New Zealand and to be honest I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The day we were there it was cold and raining but we still wanted to make the most of the day... and we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Katedavob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent tour with an excellent knowledgeable guide

Great city beautiful views and our guide was great. Excellent value for money.saw beautiful homes , fantastic suburbs and great views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janet_M_13450
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile
Great tour and great guide

Absolutely a must go for first timers in Wellington. A great tour with a great guide Sue. She was so lovely and friendly, and she gave great advise on what attraction to visit at what time to make the most of our visit time. Overall...More

2  Thank Meena N
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Meena N, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your day out with us. Sue is new to our company but we knew that she would fit in well and evidently she has done! All our guides can give advice on the best time to see...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018
great overview

We did this on our first clear day and enjoyed the overview it gave. The driver was very friendly and a great source of information, having a degree in history, worked as an extra on all the weta movies and lived in Welly all his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gorgle
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi gorgle, Thanks for your review. Glad to hear your enjoyed the overview of the city, as that is exactly what we aim to provide. All our guides have their own stories of life in Wellington and we choose people who really want to share...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Great bus tour

Friendly driver, informative and very convenient to be able to get off and on at different places around Wellington

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda H
RTGL, Manager at Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Linda H, Friendly, informative and convenient - they're the 3 things we're going for! I'm glad you enjoyed your day out with us. Thanks, Wellington Hop On Hop Off

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Janet F
20 November 2018|
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Response from Janet_M_13450 | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship shuttle bus will take you to the bus stop to catch the hop on hop off bus
Robin F
8 April 2018|
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Response from MervDrew | Reviewed this property |
I booked in the UK before our cruise