central city walking tours


Wellington on Foot Tours has returned for the 2017/18 Summer Season
Tours operate Monday to Saturday until 31 March 2018

Private Tours can be arranged (with a minimum of 48 hours notice) by contacting us at
[email protected]

About our WalkingTours

Explore Wellington with one of our professional, local guides. Walking tours are a great way to orientate yourself in the worlds's most southern capital city! Explore it's history from the comfort of the city's streets. See Wellington's secret spots and hidden history while making sure you don't miss a thing. The best way to really get amidst the hidden history of our city!

Wellington is famous for its unique and vibrant culture as well as its thriving bohemian lifestyle. The capital of New Zealand since 1865, much of Wellington's history is interwoven both with that of entire nation and the greater Pacific region beyond. Wellington is home to a great many of New Zealand's national treasures including many monuments and attractions covered on Wellington on Foot's Central City Tour.

Wellington on Foot operates everyday during the summer tourism season, beginning the second weekend of October and operating until the last weekend of March. Private Walking Tours can be organised any time of the year with 48 hours notice, by contacting [email protected].

Choose from our two public tour s:

Culture and Society Tour
10.30am, Monday - Saturday

During this 2 hour tour, explore the world famous Cuba Street, experience Wellington's 'boho-chic' inner-city and find the hidden spots only the locals know. Learn about lifestyle and culture in Wellington City, and explore some of the history which led to Wellington becoming "The World's Coolest Little Capital".
For more information, click here.

History and Monuments Tour
2.00pm, Monday - Saturday

Learn about the colonial history of Wellington during this public 2 hour tour.
Discover some of Wellington's most important and well known monuments in our city's waterfront precinct, delve into Wellington's government quarter and explore some of New Zealand's most well known buildings.
For more information, click here.

Wellington's Premier Guided Walking Tours

Guided walking tours visiting many of Wellington's key attractions and historic sites.
Explore the unique history, culture and lifestyle of New Zealand's Capital City.

Monday - Saturday, 10.30am and/or 2.00pm
from the Wellington I-Site, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Tours $25

Book online, or pay at the start of tour

Young Adults (aged 19 and under) - $15

Children (13 years and under) are welcome to join the tour at no charge, but MUST be accompanied by an adult

Book online, or just meet us on the day

Tickets can be purchased from the Wellington I-Site (111 Wakefield Street). Please allow 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time
Operates 2nd Weekend of October until last weekend of March

*Tours run rain, shine or blizzard. Dress for the weather
*Comfortable footwear is highly recommended
*Tours do not operate Christmas Day (December 25th), New Year's Day (January 1st), or Good Friday

The Legal Stuff:
Wellington's weather is famously changeable! Our tours operate rain, snow or shine so be sure to come dressed for the weather. Good walking shoes are highly recommended.
Our tour is APPROXIMATELY 2 hours around Central Wellington, beginning from the Wellington I-Site. The walk is easily accessible for all fitness levels.
No cloakroom facilities are available, please pack light for the day.
All tours are conducted IN ENGLISH.
Please ensure care is taken and follow the instructions of the guides at all times. Wellington's streets can be very busy. Neither Wellington on Foot nor our guides are responsible for any personal loss or injury incurred during the tour.
Wellington on Foot and our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the tour to any person at anytime, and for any reason.
For youth tickets (19 years of age and under), ID may be required to be presented for the purpose of confirming age.
Children under the age of 13 (inclusive) must be accompanied by a guardian at all times, but are welcome to join the tour at no charge. ID may be required for the purpose of confirming age.
Wellington on Foot is an independent small business, and is not affiliated with any of our sponsors nor any of the attractions or sites mentioned during our tour.

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