Hop On Hop Off Tour
Tickets are valid for a whole day so make the most of it by hopping off at some of the attractions
Directions to Hop On Hop Off Tour
The tours covers all of the city's main attractions from its stunning viewpoints to coastal scenery and iconic museums and is led by an experienced guide who offers information about each place and can recommend the best places to hop on and off.
Tours start and finish at the centrally located i-SITE in Wakefield Street. The first tour leaves at 9.30am and the last tour at 2.30pm. Tickets are valid all day and visitors can hop on and off the bus as often as they wish.
The tour may change subject to traffic or other issues, but the usual route includes:
iSITE Visitor Centre - the tour starts and ends here and is also the stop for the City Gallery which showcases national and international artists.
Mt Victoria Lookout - get great views over the city. This stop includes a five-minute photo opportunity.
Wellington Zoo - see exotic and native animals in this compact but interesting zoo.
Cuba Quarter - The heart of Bohemian Wellington. Surrounded by cafes, bakeries, boutique shops, quirky characters, breweries, and even a chocolate factory. There's something for everyone's taste.
Cable Car - one of Wellington's most iconic visitor attractions. Take the cable car up and back to rejoin the tour at the same stop or walk down through the Botanic Gardens and rejoin the tour later.
Zealandia - a natural haven in the city, Zealandia has native plants, trees and wildlife including birds and insects.
Botanic Garden / Lady Norwood Rose Garden - in the middle of the city the Botanic Gardens has 24 hectares to explore. Stroll down from the cable car through the gardens.
Parliament / Old St Pauls Cathedral - see the old and modern Parliament buildings including the Beehive and the stunning Old St Paul's Cathedral.
Wellington Museum - voted one of the world's top 50 museums, it charts the life of Wellington from early days to modern times.
Te Papa / Oriental Bay - New Zealand's world-famous museum set over several floors including an outdoor bush walk. Or take a wander round to the golden sands of Oriental Bay dip your toes in the water.