Adventurous Things to Do in Wellington

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  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,033 contributions
    Good hike to combine with a trip to Cape Palliser lighthouse. About a 1.5 hour return trip from the car park to the Pinnacles. Amazing rock formations; you can see why it was selected for a LOTR filming location. You can either walk straight up the stream bed and back (many small stream crossings) or do one way via the stream bed and the other way via the Pinnacles Track to take in the lookout.

    Sturdy footwear required. There are toilets at the car park.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • 983jeu
    Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions
    The walk was long, but it was definitely worth it. The seals and rock formations were spectacular. We had a great time and will come again.
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • Lucinda J
    906 contributions
    Best MTB park in Wellington. Great to go up to the summit via the suspension bridge . Lovely views from the top before a fast decent
    Written 14 October 2019
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  • Happy traveller
    Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
    We hired two fantastic electric bikes that were so comfortable to ride. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company or their bikes.
    Written 22 July 2021
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  • Todd Z
    Toronto, Canada105 contributions
    I like a bit of adventure when I travel, so I booked a trip with Craig for a 4wd trip from Wellington. He's a very personable individual and a typical Kiwi with his sense of humour. Great knowledge of the city and surrounds. The trip takes you into what I would regard as very serious off-road areas along the coast near Wellington up the mountain and along the shore. Views were spectacular and included deer, fur seals, and plenty of geologic views of the fault line structures. It is a small group tour and well worth the cost. It even ended with him dropping me at a recommended seafood restaurant which worked out very well.
    Written 17 February 2020
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  • Lucinda J
    906 contributions
    My second escape room and they just get better and better this one was the ancient temple there were only two of us and it worked well
    Written 25 October 2020
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  • Nicole C
    1 contribution
    An unique experience as we traveled in a 4WD going past wonderful scenery. Hillary was a fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly guide. There wasn't a great number of seals as we're told it's breeding season.Regardless, it's a wonderful experience if you want to see seals in their natural habitat
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Linda M
    Raumati Beach, New Zealand9 contributions
    Fun and interesting mini golf with lots to look at while waiting for your fellow golfers to take their shots.
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • Ashleigh Y
    Taupo, New Zealand8 contributions
    Well worth it! Not scary. Alex was our Axepert and she did a wonderful job of getting the excitement and energy going! The games played are not all about skill which was good for beginners and experienced alike! just an all round awesome and easy experience! 11/10 would reccommend.
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • Matt
    Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions
    Perfect location for an 11 year old boy’s birthday party. Lots of fun and laughs. Great hosts. Central location. We will be back!
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • sophie
    Tasman, New Zealand1 contribution
    It’s was fun for my daughter but really is the thing of nightmares. Highly recommend if you’re terrified of the dark 😉 …..
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • DeeLovesToTravel
    Blairsville, GA90 contributions
    We did this as a cruise shore excursion - small group of 12. Nigel picked us up and drove out of Wellington, into the mountains. It was raining but that just made it more of an adventure. They outfit you with rain gear, boots, gloves and helmets, then a brief training session. Then they spend about 20 minutes in a practice area to make sure everyone knew what they were doing. They gave us the option of riding in a big 4 wheeler with Nigel driving, and after about 10 minutes on the quad, I chose riding with Nigel, which turned out to be awesome! I got the fun of flying around the mountains without having to worry about where I was going. Plus Nigel gave me lots of info on the area as we drove, so bonus tour guide! My husband had a blast on his quad bike, so a great time was had by all.
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • simmysamb
    Wainuiomata, New Zealand13 contributions
    Today I went to wellington helicopter today. People who there they are really nice. Kind and care.wellington is pretty city to live
    Written 12 June 2021
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  • Camila G
    9 contributions
    What can I say? Dive Wellington is located in front of a Marine Reserve adn 5 minutes boat ride to HMNZS Wellington (F69) Wreck. Communication was outstanding, gear rental was a breeze (they even assisted me to switch an incompatible hose on my own reg despite being very busy with all divers!! And appropriate gear for Wellington's climate - We didn't feel cold at all), and dive boat was well organized - all instructions were clear, boat anchored spot on, and skipper (Dave) was very patient!
    And let's not forget, the wreck!! Diving HMNZS Wellington was an amazing experience... it is broken in 3 parts, which I found, makes it easier to explore, as we dived different parts in each dive. Very interesting and great growth, and some very inquisitive fish. Don't miss out, highly recommend 'Dive Wellington'!!
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Emily
    7 contributions
    Megan was an AMAZING guide, she honestly made the experience!! We had a group of three couples and my friend and I, which I would’ve thought was a fair bit to juggle, but she was so good at making time for all of us - when someone was injured in the group she was fantastic at checking in on them, but also made time for the rest of us, sharing stories, asking questions about us, and of course putting us through the odd Dad joke, haha. The trip was made even more incredible when we saw dolphins - we were told this is incredibly rare, but even if you don’t experience that, the night trip is such a special experience - seeing the lights twinkle along the shore of the Hutt valley and the moon rising is absolutely breathtaking, and if you get Megan as a guide, you’ll know you’re in for a great time!
    Written 17 February 2022
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