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Hammonds Wellington Tours


Wellington City Sights & Coastline Tour

  • Departs: Daily 9am and 1pm  from Wellington i-SITE centre
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Complimentary hotel pick up

The perfect introduction to Wellington City!  Visit all the must-see sights and attractions, as well as venturing out for a leisurely drive around our rugged Southern coastline. Make the most of your time in Wellington on this popular tour - a short yet thorough overview.

Highlights include city, harbour and hill views from some of the city's most spectacular vantage points, as well as visiting many of Wellington's most famous sights, landmarks, and icons including:

  • The famous Beehive and Parliament Buildings
  • Old Saint Paul's Cathedral, the finest example of Revival Gothic architecture in the Southern Hemisphere,
  • Exquisite Lady Norwood Rose Gardens,
  • The largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere,
  • Various buildings exemplifying classic early Wellington architecture.
  • Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of Wellington City, hills and harbour from the summit of Mount Victoria, and drive around the rugged and pure scenic bays of Wellington Harbour.
  • A ride on the historic cable car is an optional extra but well worthwhile.


Palliser Bay Off the Beaten Track

  • Departs: Daily 8.30am from Wellington i-SITE centre
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Complimentary hotel pick up
  • Minimum of 2 persons to operate tour

Get off the beaten tourist track on this tour of amazing scenic diversity. From world famous Lord of the Rings film locations, to wondrous mountain ranges, elegant villages, boutique wineries, rural farmlands, and rugged and untamed Palliser Bay - this tour has it all!

Visiting only the most breathtakingly scenic Lord of the Rings film sites, we venture along:

  • The Great River Anduin that flowed through Middle Earth between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood,
  • Hobbiton Woods, where the Hobbits hid from the Nazgul while fleeing the Shire. This film site located on Mount Victoria also offers spectacular 360-degree views of Wellington City, harbour, and hills.
  • Helms Deep where the Orcs battled King Theodore of Rohan to overtake his stronghold,
  • Rivendell where the room and the bed for Frodo’s recovery from the Sword attack by the Ring Wraiths was staged.

Highlights also include the remarkable Rimutaka and Tararua Ranges,

  • The charming towns of Featherston and Martinborough,
  • A top vineyard for wine tasting at Martinborough,
  • And the sleepy fishing village of Ngawi around the wild south coast.
  • Cape Palliser Bay has fantastic natural coastal scenery, and the largest fur seal colony in the North Island. Seals are openly living in the grass on the roadside! A truly unique experience.
  • A light lunch is included at a quaint town cafe.


Tranzit Tours Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour

  • Departs: Wellington Railway Station 8.21am – weekdays & 9.55am weekends
  • Returns: Wellington Railway Station 5.20pm – weekdays & 6.30pm weekends
  • Does not operate on Public Holidays or Martinborough Events Days
  • Minimum of 2 persons to operate tour      

The rolling green hills of the Wairarapa Valley have enticed visitors for years. Just over an hour from Wellington City, Martinborough seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of the Capital city. Enjoy a scenic train journey with spectacular views of the Wellington Harbour along the way. You’ll disembark at Featherston Railway Station and have an unforgettable experience with your local guide.

We drive though the countryside to visit four cellar doors, passing rolling vistas of vineyards before our return back to Martinborough to enjoy a delicious local cheese platter and coffee. A sumptuous antipasto platter, wine and sweet treats are waiting for you back in Martinborough Village for lunch.

Tour Highlights…
• Indulge in wine tastings at four award-winning vineyards
• Relax in comfortable, air-conditioned travel by train and coach
• Enjoy mouth-watering, local gourmet cuisine and sweet delights
• Stunning scenic country views, just sit back and relax
• Meet some of the families behind the wineries

Greytown Tour

9 hours, departs 8.21am weekdays & 9.55am weekends/ Public holidays
Spoil your senses – a taste of the Wairarapa

This diverse tour, just an hour north from Wellington via train, showcases the heart of the Wairarapa, its wine, food and shopping. While in the capable hands of your local guide you will get a taste of three small villages, Greytown, Martinborough and Featherston. Discover beautiful Victorian wooden buildings home to stylish boutique stores. Taste extraordinary flavours at a gourmet chocolate studio. For Lunch celebrate local, seasonal produce from the region. The day concludes with world famous wine and cheese tasting.

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