6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked a private tour and were driven all around the city, up to the look outs and around the beaches. There is a shuttle bus which takes you from the port to the city centre with two stops. Wellington was excellent.
We booked a private tour and were driven all around the city, up to the look outs and around the beaches. There is a shuttle bus which takes you from the port to the city centre with two stops. Wellington was excellent. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Fantastic place. We have two days here. On the first day I met up with a friend I worked with many years ago. We had a great day and the weather was fantastic which was a bonus because Wellington's weather always gets a bad rap. ... Read More
Fantastic place. We have two days here. On the first day I met up with a friend I worked with many years ago. We had a great day and the weather was fantastic which was a bonus because Wellington's weather always gets a bad rap. Second day I spent cruising around the shops. It's a nice city, quite compact and easy to get around. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
Loved the cable car ride to see the view and also visit the Museum, which had original trams and many other objects related to the early development of Wellington. The wharf area is also a nice place to visit.
Loved the cable car ride to see the view and also visit the Museum, which had original trams and many other objects related to the early development of Wellington. The wharf area is also a nice place to visit. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We did the hop-on-hop-off bus on our own...it was worth doing and was inexpensive. Enjoyed seeing their big 'claim to fame' the world's steepest street. It was a two minute stop...got the picture, moving along.
We did the hop-on-hop-off bus on our own...it was worth doing and was inexpensive. Enjoyed seeing their big 'claim to fame' the world's steepest street. It was a two minute stop...got the picture, moving along. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Visited cable car, had lunch at Simon the Grocer, walked the waterfront and visited the Te Papa Museum
Visited cable car, had lunch at Simon the Grocer, walked the waterfront and visited the Te Papa Museum Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
Went on free shuttle into town. Rode cable car to top of hill then walked down through Botanical gardens. Stopped for a cup of tea in the rose garden then caught shuttle bus back to ship after a ride around Wellington.
Went on free shuttle into town. Rode cable car to top of hill then walked down through Botanical gardens. Stopped for a cup of tea in the rose garden then caught shuttle bus back to ship after a ride around Wellington. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
We walked the downtown then on up to the government buildings. Had a fun lunch with sandwiches & local pastries. We toured the national museum but weren't overly impressed. The museum was big on messaging but when one leaves, ... Read More
We walked the downtown then on up to the government buildings. Had a fun lunch with sandwiches & local pastries. We toured the national museum but weren't overly impressed. The museum was big on messaging but when one leaves, you've learned little to nothing about the geology of New Zealand, the original flora & fauna, or early migrations. You will see information on native peoples at the time the Europeans arrived. Lots on the early Europeans. and lots of exhibits about how the Maoris culture was destroyed and the natives were swept aside and how non-native species were introduced an almost completely devastated local birds and plant species. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Checked out the Botanic Gardens and the Cable car - great, but allow some time and you could walk around all day if you are not careful. The Waterfront area has been changed significantly and is set up very well. But the must do item is ... Read More
Checked out the Botanic Gardens and the Cable car - great, but allow some time and you could walk around all day if you are not careful. The Waterfront area has been changed significantly and is set up very well. But the must do item is the Te Papa museum!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
Took shuttle into city from port which was well organised. Wellington is small enough to explore on your own. Took funicular and admired views followed by nice walk down through botanical gardens. In the afternoon went to the Wellington ... Read More
Took shuttle into city from port which was well organised. Wellington is small enough to explore on your own. Took funicular and admired views followed by nice walk down through botanical gardens. In the afternoon went to the Wellington museum on queens wharf which is worth a visit. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
This is simply a short ride up a hill in a cable car. The view from the top is nice, but there is nothing too exciting to talk about and certainly nothing to go out of your way to do.
This is simply a short ride up a hill in a cable car. The view from the top is nice, but there is nothing too exciting to talk about and certainly nothing to go out of your way to do. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I felt like being in Jurrasic Park on this excursion. The park is beautiful and there were numerous birds and reptiles spotted. Really worth taking this tour!
I felt like being in Jurrasic Park on this excursion. The park is beautiful and there were numerous birds and reptiles spotted. Really worth taking this tour! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Did laundry here at Mall Drycleaning on Johnston St, which is about a 5-10 min walk from where the shuttle drops you off. Then took cable car up to the top of the botonical gardens. There we found a free shuttle to Zealandia, which we ... Read More
Did laundry here at Mall Drycleaning on Johnston St, which is about a 5-10 min walk from where the shuttle drops you off. Then took cable car up to the top of the botonical gardens. There we found a free shuttle to Zealandia, which we took. Zealandia was awesome, lots of birds. Botanical gardens were OK. Old Church of St. Paul was nice as well - it was cool seeing the old wood structure. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We loved Wellington - shuttle took into centre and nice walk along harbour and marina to Te Papa - amazing - then took Cable Car up to where we could have got free shuttle to Zeelandia but we didn't have time so we walked down through ... Read More
We loved Wellington - shuttle took into centre and nice walk along harbour and marina to Te Papa - amazing - then took Cable Car up to where we could have got free shuttle to Zeelandia but we didn't have time so we walked down through the Botanic Gardens - superb. Very doable on your own off the shuttle. Go for cable car early because it gets very busy but it is very efficient too and wait isn't too bad. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
Took shuttle to 2nd drop/pick up poit and went to the Museum... very comprehensvie, but map/plan atrocious, couldn't find my way around. I particularly wanted to learn about the aarival of the Maori people. I learnt something but it ... Read More
Took shuttle to 2nd drop/pick up poit and went to the Museum... very comprehensvie, but map/plan atrocious, couldn't find my way around. I particularly wanted to learn about the aarival of the Maori people. I learnt something but it did not answer all my quesions. Enjoyed the walk back along the waterfront to the first shuttle pick up point, again savouring a reasonably priced cuo of coffee enroute! Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
The tour bus had dirty windows and the air conditioning and sound system weren't working properly.
The tour bus had dirty windows and the air conditioning and sound system weren't working properly. Read Less

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