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Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day provided by uTours

Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day

Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day
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About
We make Wellington easy for you. On your private tour you will explore our inner city, historic buildings, our beautiful beaches and hills. Learn about our history, our people & our earthquakes from a passionate local. Enjoy flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space in our comfortable vehicle and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love. Why chose a uTours private tour: Travel only with your friends (maximum 10). Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements. Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours. You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually your accommodation. We will communicate with you quickly and clearly. You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after. At the end of your tour, you will have a good sense of Wellington. Available as a shore excursion, based on your ship's schedule. uTours – where it's all about Wellington and all about you!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 114572P5
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • We include cold drinks, coffee and locally made treats.
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
Exclusions
  • A minimum of two guests is required.
  • Additional attractions may be available at customer cost on the day.
  • Lunch is at customer cost on the day. We decided to be as flexible as possible to meet your food needs. We will recommend excellent local food options based on when & where hunger strikes.
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from the Port or any centrally located accommodation at your chosen time. If you would like a pick up from somewhere else, please ask as we will usually be able to help.
  • Ports:
  • Wellington
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • We include cold drinks, coffee and locally made treats.
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
Exclusions
  • A minimum of two guests is required.
  • Additional attractions may be available at customer cost on the day.
  • Lunch is at customer cost on the day. We decided to be as flexible as possible to meet your food needs. We will recommend excellent local food options based on when & where hunger strikes.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from the Port or any centrally located accommodation at your chosen time. If you would like a pick up from somewhere else, please ask as we will usually be able to help.
  • Ports:
  • Wellington
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Nov. 2021
A note from Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day
We operate within Government mandated safety requirements at the time of your travel. We will work with you to ensure you feel safe. Please let us know if you have any specific requests or requirements. Thank you.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wellington Wind Turbine
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Owhiro Bay
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Weta Workshop
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Oriental Bay
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Cuba Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 6
    New Zealand Parliament
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Wellington Cable Car
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Marlena D
1 contribution
Interesting and fun way to see another side of Wellington
Nov. 2020
Suzee had her work cut out for her with a mixed audience - young and old, local and non-local. She did an excellent job however of keeping us all entertained, and was able to adapt the programme to suit the weather and our varied interests. She has a wealth of knowledge about Wellington, and we enjoyed the surprise programme she had in store for us. The minibus was very comfortable, with nice big windows so we could sit back and enjoy the view. Would highly recommend Utours for any groups wanting to see a different side of Wellington and learn about its interesting history. Thanks Suzee!
Written 11 November 2020
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Suzee_uTours
Hello Marlena, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I really enjoyed being part of your Mum's birthday celebrations. It was a treat to look after you all for the morning. Thanks for choosing us. Suzee
Written 12 November 2020
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CruiseFan15
Ruskin, FL59 contributions
Wonderful Day in Wellington
Mar. 2020
Our group of 4 adults booked the Half Day Wellington City Highlights Tour. The booking process was easy and communication between Suzee and us was always timely. We were met by Suzee as we exited the cruise ship. After we were settled into her clean and comfortable van, she asked if there was anything in particular we wanted to see . We were interested in scenic viewpoints (no shopping) and Suzee delivered. We were up close to the Wind Turbine with great views and scenic stops along the coast. Suzee provided tickets for the cable car. She walked us up to the cable car entry at the bottom. When Suzee saw how long the wait would be, she decided to drive us to the top entry instead to take the cable car down so we would not have to stand in the long lines. The guys mentioned airplanes and Suzee took us to an area near the airport where they got some great pictures of the planes taking off and landing. Suzee was upbeat and fun as well as informative during our tour. Even after the tour, Suzee followed up with emails and shared pictures with us. We highly recommend Suzee of uTours!
Written 18 March 2020
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Suzee_uTours
Kia ora, Thank you for your lovely review. I get such a lot of pleasure when people have a specific interest and we can match it to a Wellington activity. The plane spotting was fabulous. I'm so pleased I thought to ask if there were any plane enthusiasts. Avoiding the cable car queues is also something we pride ourselves on. No point in wasting time standing in a queue when you are only in town for such a short time. Spending time with your family was delightful. All the best, Suzee
Written 18 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jason t
Pineville, KY44 contributions
Wonderful fun informative tour
Feb. 2020
To have a local guide like Suzee who knows the area is a recipe for a great tour in Wellington. We went straight to the cable car to avoid the rush from the cruise ship and then out of town to see all the amazing beauty and history of Wellington. We were shown the local architecture, homes of famous people, the chocolate shop, local shopping, botanical gardens, and the gorgeous ocean drive. We topped the day off by eating at a local eatery which had a ton of character and great food. Our tour guide ate lunch with us which was a treat, and answered all our questions. Finally, I will end this review by saying our guide, said from the beginning that this was our tour, and she structured the day to suit our interests. In addition, she assured us that we would be returned to the ship on time. We had no worries, and a great day! Thank you Suzee for showing us your town!
Written 15 February 2020
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Suzee_uTours
Thank you Jason. What a great day we had. Your enthusiasm for Wellington made my job easy. Beach Babylon Cafe at Oriental Bay did an amazing job of personally designing a fish meal which was suitable for all of your nephew's food allergies. They certainly went above and beyond. Equally, I enjoyed your appreciation of our food stops. I love that Wellington makes it so easy to impress with all of our local food producers. All the best, looking forward to seeing you next time you visit. Thanks again, Suzee
Written 16 February 2020
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skiqueenbee
los angeles53 contributions
Top Notch Tour!
Dec. 2019
This tour was sensational! Jo picked up our family (5 adults) from the dock outside of the cruise ship and showed us the beautiful city of Wellington. She did an impressive job of explaining all the amazing sites we visited. Her driving skills on the narrow, windy streets were unbelievable. She took us to eat lunch at a delicious vegetarian restaurant called The Botanist because she knew we are vegans. This highlights what was one great thing about this tour in that it was a private tour, personalized for us. Highly recommend!!
Written 3 February 2020
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Jo_uToursWellington
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our tour. I really enjoyed spending the day with your lovely family. I'm pleased that you had a good day, its always fun working out what might work for different groups. You were good sports when I suggested walking up a steep hill to see more of our historic suburb, Thorndon. Taking you to one of my favourite places to eat, the Botanist, was a bonus! Take care and enjoy your future travels.
Written 5 February 2020
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Traveler86558
1 contribution
It was so good we had to have more
Jan. 2020
What started out as a half day tour melded into a full day. Suzee arrived promptly and escorted our party of 3 to a brand new, electric, SUV. Almost immediately we were being given detailed insights into Wellington. We drove all over the city and out into the suburbs, saw sights that no large bus could possibly get to. We lunched (our expense) at a local seafood restaurant, with fabulous views. It was a wonderful day, with a knowledgeable and affable guide, who tailored the itinerary to our interests and pace. Utours cannot be commended highly enough.
Written 31 January 2020
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Suzee_uTours
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I had a wonderful day with you all. Extending the day certainly meant that we could just go with the flow and not hurry the day. All the best for your adventures. Hopefully we will see you back in NZ. Thanks again, Suzee
Written 1 February 2020
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Graygirl1025
1 contribution
Day Tour of Wellington
Jan. 2020 • Friends
Suzee picked us up at the cruise terminal. We had signed up for a half day tour which ended up being a full day tour. We went to all the must see spots in Wellington. Suzee was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.
We had lunch at a local place that was quite good as well as a dessert and coffee at a nice coffee shop.
A good time was had by all. Suzee gives a great tour. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you Suzee for a enjoyable day.
Written 27 January 2020
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Suzee_uTours
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. Those salted caramel biscuits sure are hard to beat, aren't they? I'm glad you guys had a good day. We had fun and laughed lots whilst having a good look around Wellington. I do feel very lucky to live here and grateful that I get to share it with our guests. Happy travels, Suzee
Written 28 January 2020
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mahdnc
Chicago207 contributions
It's as if you had a family member showing you around Wellington
Dec. 2019
We booked the 1/2 day Wellington Tour on Dec 28 2019 for my family of 4. We would have booked the full day tour except our daughter was getting a tattoo in the afternoon.

Suzee is very responsive through email and communicated very well. She gave clear instructions for us regarding where and when to meet at the port.

Since the tour was private, we had the option of customizing it to our liking. We really did not give Suzee much to go on, but she was able to put a good tour together. We told her that we had a tattoo parlor commitment at a specific time in the afternoon (I think it was 1pm) and that the rest of the family would be visiting Te Papa museum during that time. So with that in mind, Suzee took it from there.

She knew that I liked to take photographs so she made sure that we stopped at the right places for me to get good pictures. I especially enjoyed photographing the beautiful native Pohutukawa trees that were in full bloom while we were there.

Her car was very comfortable for all of us. It was electric and relatively new.

The most impressive aspect of the tour was Suzee herself. Besides being knowledgeable, she is full of energy and enthusiasm. You can tell that she is so proud of her city and her country.

She is also one of the nicest guides we have ever met. We were treated very well. She would try to anticipate our every need. It was like having a member of your family showing you around the city that she loves.

Even though we hired her only for the morning, she offered to drive us back to the ship in the afternoon if the tattoo appointment ran too long such that we were endanger of missing the ship.I thought she was just being polite. But in the afternoon she emailed me to see how things were going and she repeated her offer to take us back to the ship. That is what a family member would do. Fortunately the tattoo appointment finished in time for us to catch one of the last cruise ship shuttles back to the pier. But it was nice knowing that I had a family member--I mean guide--that was watching over us.

Thank you, Suzee. You are the best.
Written 24 January 2020
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Suzee_uTours
Wow, thank you for such kind words. You have described out business exactly as we want it to be experienced - as one of the family showing you around our home town. Eating our pies together was a definite highlight for me, as was spending time with your lovely family. All the best for the future, I was delighted to be part of your time in Wellington.
Written 25 January 2020
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Lance S
London, UK3 contributions
A MUST tour of Wellington
Suzee was the best tour guide we could have asked for in seeing all the must see spots in Wellington. She was enthusiastic and entertaining and tailored the tour to suit our tastes and interests. We can’t recommend her enough when visiting this great little city. Thanks Suzee for a wonderful day. Happy New Year Lance and Grant x
Written 31 December 2019
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Suzee_uTours
Hi Lance & Grant. Your kind words & review are really appreciated. I was delighted to hear that you thought Wellington was such a fabulous city. Making sure I set you up for your few days in Wellington was vital. Happy New Year to you both, please do let me know if you make it back this way. Travel safe, Suzee
Written 1 January 2020
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ltd1292
Lake Forest, IL39 contributions
Wow!! Great guides!!
Sep. 2019
My husband and I booked the 1/2 day tour of Wellington several months ago for this past September. Jo met us at the cruise terminal and showed us around her beautiful city. She had local chocolates and soft drinks ready for us. A week later, we again found ourselves in Wellington without a tour. I contacted Jo and asked her if she was available on the NEXT day!! She was not, but her partner Suzee was. We wanted to get out into the countryside a bit. Suzee showed us just exactly what we wanted to see...country life, daily life! We had lunch a great local fish & chips place...not another cruiser in sight - a plus! We went to a local grocery store and bought some local treats. I can highly recommend tours with either of these great ladies! Thanks, Jo and Suzee!! Until next time!!
Written 12 November 2019
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Thank you for your lovely review. We both had great days with you and were pleased that we were available to help on your second visit. We particularly enjoyed taking you to the Tohu (our founding documents) exhibition, lunch by the beach, comparing supermarket prices and learning just how far you can take a jar of pickles when cruising! Looking forward to your next visit. Jo and Suzee
Written 12 November 2019
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Mjrixon
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Excellent service
Nov. 2019
Returning to Wellington after many years with limited time to see everything we wanted, we choose uTours help us get the most out of our morning. Suzee collected us from our hotel and drove us to all our old haunts, even suggesting a few places we might like to revisit! Along the way she provided insight to the history and other interesting and fun facts. She also kept an eye on the time to ensure we made it back to the airport in time for our flights, including a quick stop at Woolworths for some NZ snacks to take back home! I would highly recommend uTours for the friendly professional service, local knowledge and for the flexibility to suit our requirements, as they say “be blown away by Wellington”.
Written 6 November 2019
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Kia ora, I had such a great day with you both. Being invited into your old family home to have a look around was a highlight. So typically Wellingtonian. I am pleased we were able to use your time here so well, visiting your old haunts & getting you to your flight with plenty of time to spare. Thanks again, Suzee
Written 10 November 2019
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Mick C
Mick C
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Perfect way to see Wellington
Having Suzee guide around Wellington was like visiting a friend who lives in town and having them show us around, a
Fgreco369
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Everyone needs a "Suzee"
When we pulled into the port at Wellington, we were disappointed because of the weather. That all changed when Suze
PeterandWendyJack
PeterandWendyJack
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Great tours, great crew
Our group of ten mature travellers had two full days with Suzee and Jo. Every one of us agreed that we could not ha
ranjitg377
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Fantastic Tour
I have recently returned from Wellington after a memorable trip. I booked a private Tour to the Kapiti Coast with u
991kathym62
991kathym62
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Full Day Wellington Tour
Had a great day sightseeing with Suzee, she was fun & very informative. We got to see so much & Suzee was happy to
cruisecat95
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Great tour on "The road less traveled"
We had wonderful full day tour with Suzee. She picked us up at the port from our cruise ship and she had a persona
MimiandBob
MimiandBob
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Fantastic Day in Wellington
My wife and I booked the half-day tour of Wellington on November 20th with Suzee Wolstenholme as our guide. Suzee m
Yhadari
Yhadari
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Private Wellington
Susie was amazing. Knowledgeable and very informative would highly recommend them. We went to many interesting pl
sydlynn2015
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Blown Away by Wellington
Thanks so much Suzee for not only showing us around a beautiful city with amazing views, beaches and mountains, you
princessvictoria17
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Excellent Tour Experience
Suzee is such a warm and hospitable tour guide. She show us all the beautiful areas of Kapiti Coast. She is very kn
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andrewH9281CI
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A tour taking in any or all of the city, the bush and the beach customised to our interests
From a tourist's point of view, Wellington is a difficult...too small to make the mass-produced effective but too m
Peter T
Peter T
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Wellington Tour
We were on a cruise ship wondering just what to do when we got to Wellington. Clem, a guide we had when touring aro
TACJRDTamJoe
TACJRDTamJoe
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Absolute perfection - a trusted, timely company - spend your day in Wellington with them!
This day was perfect, from start to finish. Suzee was timely, thorough, knowledgeable, and flexible. We saw TONS
BarbaraF474
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Best shore trip yer
We winged it by going to the isite and spoke with Lisa about a private small tour. Loved the car and suzie was the
Gogo S
Gogo S
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Maximise time spent after alighting from cruise
We wanted someone to bring us around and yet maximising the time (1/2 day only) spent in Wellington before we go ba
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