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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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    Pass By: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    You will see the front of the building

    Pass By: Saint Gerard's Catholic Church and Monastery, 75 Hawker Street Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    You will see the building

    Stop At: Mount Victoria, Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

    from this elevation of 197 metres above sea level you will get a 360 view of Wellington

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Weta Cave, 1 Weka St, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

    See props used in some of the films Weta Studios have been involved in. There is a gift shop selling items the Studio has produced. This is also a bathroom stop.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001 New Zealand

    See the most popular beach in the Wellington City area, on the side of the road are some of the most expensive real estate in Wellington

    Stop At: Wellington Cable Car, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    Ride the cable car from downtown Wellington up to Kelburn. At the top there are views of the city and a cable car museum.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Lady Norwood Rose Garden, 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012 New Zealand

    Roses, an Italian fountain, Begonia House, Café and Peace Flame in a rock from Hiroshima, American marine camp during WW 2

    Stop At: New Zealand Parliament Buildings, Pipitea, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

    3 Parliament Buildings, The Library, Parliament House and the Beehive

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Old St Paul's, 34 Mulgrave St Thorndon, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    A gothic designed wooden church opened in 1866 which is amazing you will smell the wood as soon as you walk in. In here the American flag and Marine flag hang as this is where the marines prayed during WW 2. There is also a gift shop in this church.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    This was a great tour with Richard as our guide. We saw some beautiful places and learned so much about Wellington. Richard has a great sense of humor and was so thoughtful. I highly recommend this tour to everyone visiting this city.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sandygopi
    RichardB9061, Owner at Xplor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Hi Sandy Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I really enjoyed taking Liz's and your families around Wellington, we had lots of laughs. All the best for the rest of your holiday and safe travels home. Once again thank you...More

    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    Energetic, educational and very entertaining! Richard takes your traditional city tour and makes it fun - the time will fly by! The minivan makes for a more personal experience which is definitely a plus when compared to the usual large coach, 30 - 40 people...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank tgmightybm
    RichardB9061, Owner at Xplor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Hi Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I do try and make my tours fun so it is nice to see in your review you did have fun. Once again thank you for your review.

    Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

    Wonderful day spent touring Wellington with Richard as our tour guide - very interesting informative & with Richards local knowledge & humour - it was truly a wonderful entertaining experience- highly recommended

    Thank judyannn2017
    RichardB9061, Owner at Xplor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

    Hi Judy Ann Thank you for your review it is really appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour. Once again thank you for your review.

    Reviewed 11 May 2019

    Our time in Wellington was brief and we wanted to maximize our time. This tour captured all the key sights and our guide was able to provide insights we couldn’t have had from a self guided tour. Great way to spend the day in Wellington!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank K-Mark
    RichardB9061, Manager at Xplor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

    Hi K-Mark Thank you for your review it is really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Once again thank you for your review.

    Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I did a tour with Richard what a fantastic experience Richard is so knowledgeable he took us to many places gave us heaps of facts and guess what he even bought us a joke pokey ice cream to boot. It was easily...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank jacki52
    RichardB9061, Manager at Xplor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

    Hi Jacki Thank you for your review it is really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the tour and the hokey pokey ice cream--taste of NZ Once again thank you for your review

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    Response from BDNK | Reviewed this property |
    From Richard's Xplor tour website for the half day tour: It is time to drive to Weta Studios on the Miramar Peninsula for your Lord of the Rings experience with a 15 minute visit to Weta Cave where you will have a chance to... More
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    Response from pbh2015 | Reviewed this property |
    Not true! They will and did pick us up from the cruise terminal. Contacting Richard direct is the way to go and using cruise critic roll call is a good idea to help share the cost.
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    Response from Ronald W | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry I was late in picking this up but trust you both went on the tour and enjoyed it.
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