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Genie's Walking Tours

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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
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+64 4-904 2212

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Windy welly's ray of sunshine

Genie's walking tour was the highlight of our visit to Wellington! It was a terribly gloomy and rainy morning and we were wondering whether anyone would be meeting us at the train... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Genie's walking tour was the highlight of our visit to Wellington! It was a terribly gloomy and rainy morning and we were wondering whether anyone would be meeting us at the train station at all. But there was Genie, bright and early, all ready to take us for our walking tour despite the dreadful weather. And what a delight it... More 

Thank mossil58
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If I ever go back to Wellington I will surely go with this fantastic tour guide..unfortunately for us she was in London when we went to Wellington but she gave us so many tips that it made our trip much better than it would have been without her advice. Kudos to her.

Thank ellen h
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Gene is a most knowledgeable guide who clearly loves what she does. From the moment she met us in Welington Station through to the end, she kept us thoroughly entertained and informed. She answered all the questions knowledgeably and gave us information whenever asked. The walk covers a lot of ground but we took in most of the downtown area... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Genie knows her history and she knows Wellington, but best be ready to walk at a normal to fast pace. She met us at the train station; an easy 1/2 mile from the cruise port. I don't remember everything we saw (and won't until I download all our photos) but we saw Parliament, a beautiful and amazing old historical cemetery,... More 

1 Thank Cecilia R
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We really enjoyed our 3 hour walking tour with Gene whom we thought showed us the highlights of Wellington. She recommended we visit Parliament after her tour. The Parliament tour is free and at the end of it we stayed on to visit a working session in the chambers which we found especially interesting. I highly recommend you book her... More 

Thank l0vet0travel999
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Gene "Genie" Mitchell is a powerhouse. She knows her city and has designed a comprehensive walking tour covering many parts of the downtown area. Gene arranged for the group to meet at the Wellington Railway Station. It is about a half mile from the pier but it will get you in shape for the day ahead. There was no problem... More 

Thank Edwers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Great alternative to standard cruise ship excursions. We covered everything Wellington has to offer and were not disappointed one bit. Walking at a swift pace, we covered about 6 miles and all the major attractions.

Thank charlottemimi
Wales, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Thank you Gene for your excellent walking tour. We would highly recommend your guided walk especially to those on a cruise with a limited port time. We covered all the major attractions including the cable car ride and the botanical gardens. After the walk Gene accompanied those interested to the fantastic Te Papa museum where we spent a very enjoyable... More 

Thank squasher
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Genie's a long-time resident of New Zealand and takes her tour participants on an insightful walking tour of Wellington's important historical buildings and sites, including Old Saint Paul's Church and New Zealand's parliament buildings. Genie is energetic and funny; if you're a "walker", you'll enjoy your morning with her. Be ready to walk; it's more than a slow stroll in... More 

Thank tghiemstra
Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We were on a cruise ship and wanted a small walking tour.We had a wonderful time on this walk. Highlights were Old St. Paul's, Parliament, new buildings. Once we took the cable car to the top it became a beautiful walk down thru the Botanical Gardens. The rose gardens was very special. We even saw a cricket game. Finished with... More 

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