Day 1: WELCOME DINNER
To get to Wellington you can travel by air, bus or from some centres by train. On arrival at Wellington you will be met and transferred to our central city 4-star hotel. That evening your tour leader will provide a tour orientation before the group gets together for our welcome dinner.
Day 2: WETA WORKSHOPS GUIDED TOUR
We start the day with a guided tour of Parliament followed by a tour of Old St Pauls. Lunch (own cost) is at the infamous Backbencher Gastropub. The pub features a curious display of puppets and caricatures. We then travel to Miramar for a private group tour of Weta Workshops returning to our hotel late afternoon.
Day 3: TE PAPA IN-DEPTH PRIVATE TOUR
First up today is a ride on the iconic Wellington Cable Car followed by a walk through the Botanic Gardens. We then travel across town to Te Papa our National Museum. Our visit features a 90 minute in depth private tour. You are then free to explore the museum at your own pace. The hotel is a short 10-minute walk from the museum.
Day 4: A DAY IN THE WAIRARAPA
Shuttle buses will pick the group up from the hotel in time to catch the 8:20 am train to Greytown. The train travels through the Hutt Valley and Remutuka tunnel. We transfer to our tour bus and spend some time exploring Greytown before traveling to Martinborough with visits to several boutique vineyards followed by a cost included lunch. We return on the 3:30 pm train arriving back in Wellington around 5:00 pm
Day 5: WELLINGTON – FREE DAY
This is your chance to explore Wellington at your own pace. The city has some great shops if you are looking for some retail therapy or you could visit other attractions such as the Wellington Zoo or take a cross harbour ferry.
Day 6: KAPITI COAST DAY TOUR
The group travels to Kapiti by coach. A private tour of Nga Manu Nature Reserve featuring Tuatara and Kiwis is included. On the return journey we stop at Coastlands for lunch and shopping. Our final stop is the Wellington Tramway Museum before returning to our hotel for our cost included farewell dinner.
Day 7: RETURN TRAVEL
Our week in Wellington ends after breakfast today. Airport transfers are included.