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Handpicked by a Wellington Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Wellington Sightseeing'.

As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington has plenty of sightseeing spots to visit. Our list of top Wellington Sightseeing includes cultural, family and historic places along with areas of natural beauty.

Zealandia by Day Tour

22 Reviews

HighlightsEnjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of Zealandia Ecosanctuary in WellingtonLearn about New Zealand’s native wildlife from an expert local guide in a small groupSee rare and endangered birds including takahē, tui, and kākā or spot the tutuaraDescriptionDiscover New Zealand’s native wildlife on an immersive 2-hour guided walking tour at Zealandia Ecosanctuary. Located 10-minutes from...

Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa: Gallipoli Early Entry Ticket

37 Reviews

HighlightsSee the ground-breaking Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War exhibition before the crowds arriveMarvel at giant sculptures frozen in a moment of time and at 2.4 times human sizeLearn the story of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstancesExplore the vast collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa at your own paceDescriptionAvoid the crowd...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: Mana Māori Tour

3 Reviews

HighlightsExplore the museum's Maori cultural treasures on guided tourListen to stories and insights about Maori culture, art, and historyDiscover cultural exhibits with a friendly, knowledgable guide in a small groupDescriptionEnjoy a 1-hour guided afternoon tour to discover Te Papa’s Maori cultural treasures and hear their stories. This tour will enrich your understanding of what makes New Zea...

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Wellington: Return Cable Car Ticket

23 Reviews

HighlightsTravel on one of New Zealand's only running funicular railwaysExplore the hidden charm that Wellington has to offerAdmire the panoramic views of the growing cityscapeEnjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden and Cable Car MuseumDescriptionFollow the Cable Car signpost around Lambton Quay to find the hidden Cable Car Lane in the heart of the city centre.  Wellington's iconic Cable Car trav...

Wellington: 9-Minute Scenic Flight Ride

3 Reviews

HighlightsTake off in the heart of WellingtonMarvel at the city and its surrounding mountainous landscapesGet a birds eye view of the tip of the North Island and glimpses of the South IslandDescriptionSoar high and get a birds-eye perspective with land and ocean views from all angles. Enjoy a scenic flight over Wellington and discover the city from a unique aerial perspective. Moments after boar...

Wellington: Scenic Harbour Helicopter Flight

1 Reviews

HighlightsExplore the boundaries of Wellington Harbour just like the birdsFly over the tectonic landscape that encompasses a city shaped by a massive earthquake in 1855Take in views of Matiu Somes Island, Cook Strait, and moreGlimpse famous landmarks such as the parliament buildings and Te PapaDescriptionStart your scenic flight adventure in the heart of New Zealand's capital city. Get a safety br...

Wellington: Scenic South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight

HighlightsExplore the city of Wellington with a flight west toward the majestic Makara Wind FarmWitness the wild south coast where seal colonies line the rugged shoresCapture a great overview of the capital city and its colorful landmark buildingsListen to commentary from your pilot as you fly over the city's highlightsDescriptionExplore what lies beyond the city with a spectacular 22-minute helic...

From Wellington: 7-Day South Island Tour with Wine Tasting

HighlightsCross the famous Cook Straight to the South IslandSpot whales, dolphins, albatrosses, and seal colonies near the Kaikoura Peninsula Sample Kiwi wines and explore a vineyardHike, bike, explore and more with the support of a local guideDescriptionUnlock the beauty of the South Island with the convenience of a multi-day guided tour. All activities are included unless states otherwise. Day ...

From Wellington: 11-Day South Island Tour with Accommodation

HighlightsSavor the clean mountain air as you hike up Roys Peak for views of Lake WānakaExplore the snow-covered mountains and copper-blue lakes of the South IslandEnjoy beautiful scenic drives as you explore the top sights of the South IslandGet your heart pumping on the the Hooker Valley Track all the way to Hooker LakeCruise across the world-famous, beautiful Cook Strait on a relaxing ferry ri...

From Wellington: Abel Tasman & Golden Bay Fly-Cruise Trip

HighlightsEnjoy a scenic flight between Wellington and Takaka over the Marlborough SoundsCruise the Abel Tasman Coastline by boatShuttle tour of Golden Bay to the golden sands of Totaranui BeachSee Kaiteriteri, the South Islands very own sea side resort townDescriptionDeparting Wellington’s main airport terminal, start the day with a spectacular scenic flight to Takaka over the Wellington Coast,...

From Wellington: Half-Day Foodie Tour of the Wairarapa

2 Reviews

HighlightsSample an artisan cheese platter including local cheese made on-site from organic milkVisit the unique artisan chocolate studio located in a super cute colonial cottage and sample some of their tablet rangeTry and tasting flight of boutique wines from the world class Martinborough wine region, home of New Zealand's best pinot noirDescriptionEnjoy a 5 hour return guided tour over the spec...

From Auckland: 18-Day North & South Island Tour with Lodging

HighlightsMarvel at the mindblowing natural landscapes of New Zealand's two islandsTake a guided trip from north to south with lodging and some meals includedExperience the beauty of Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Rotorua, Waitomo, and moreEnjoy exciting activities, such as a ferry ride, a wine tasting, and city toursDiscover magnificent mountain hikes that will bring you to lakes and waterfallsDescript...

Wellington: Cave to Coast Highlights Guided Tour

4 Reviews

HighlightsEnjoy sweeping views of the cityWatch the exclusive behind the scenes documentary at the Weta CaveSee the rugged south Wellington coastlineVisit Wellington Cable Car, Old St Paul's Cathedral and Lady Norwood Rose GardenDescriptionExplore Wellington's highlights on a 5-hour fully-guided tour. After pick-up at a meeting point your hotel, head along the Wellington Waterfront and up to the...

Wellington: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

2 Reviews

HighlightsExplore Wellington Waterfront and the Miramar Peninsula by electric bikeMarvel at the views from the scenic lookout pointLearn little-known secrets and fascinating stories about the cityEnjoy a small-group tour, usually between 2 and 10 participants, but with a maximum of 21 riders with 3 guidesDescriptionGet to know Wellington like a local on this electric bike tour. Your guide will tak...

Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum shares the fascinating stories of the Wellington region, located in the beautiful 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. From store house to story house, the Museum holds thousands of objects unique to Wellington that traverse its history. Visitors are greeted by a recreation of the old bond store before learning more abo...

Wellington Botanic Garden

25 hectares of beautiful gardens, forest, plants, and interesting sculptures. Easy access via the cable car and offering some of the city's most spectacular views. Wellington Botanic Garden is undoubtedly one of the capital's natural highlights. Established in 1868, the park manages to combine perfectly manicured gardens, a Begonia House and a Victorian glasshouse, with native forest and peacef...

Mount Victoria Lookout

Mount Victoria, a short drive from Wellington's central business district, offers spectacular views of the capital city. From the viewpoint at the top, visitors can see the city beneath them, the Cook Strait to the south and the harbour and Hutt Valley to the north. Near the bottom of Mount Victoria lays the Basin Reserve sports ground and the National War Memorial, while its slopes were use...

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