Wellington boasts many fascinating attractions, from the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary to the informative Museum of Wellington. For a local perspective, consider signing up for a dedicated city tour. There are multiple ways to explore the city and surrounding area, whether you want to head sky high, follow in the footsteps of characters from The Lord of the Rings trilogy or discover the region's wine culture. At Flight Centre we offer a variety of Wellington tours that are sure to appeal to all tastes and budgets.

Don't miss these Wellington attractions

  • City sightseeing tours
  • Weta Workshops
  • Martinborough wine region tours
  • Zealandia
  • Lord of the Rings half-day tours

See Wellington your way

City tours like the Wellington Explorer Tour take in many of Wellington’s most popular landmarks including a drive along popular entertainment hub Courtenay Place. For an in-depth exploration of one of New Zealand’s most popular museums, sign up for a Te Papa Tour to better understand the unique collection of Maori and European artefacts on display at the Museum of New Zealand.

After exploring the sights of the city, it’s worth hopping on a Lord of the Rings Location Tour or a Middle Earth Filming Tour to see destinations connected to the famous films. Highlights include visiting the outskirts of the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin and the sites of Helm's Deep and Minas Tirith.

Outdoor exploits

Wellington’s striking location on the shores of Wellington Harbour, surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges and boasting plenty of fine weather, make it a great place to get out and explore the outdoors. Join a mountain biking tour for a ride around the city, or take to the seas on a guided kayaking tour for a unique view of New Zealand's capital.

If you prefer to stay seated, why not take in some of the active exploits that make Wellington one of the sporting capitals of New Zealand? The city’s Basin Reserve is one of the most historic venues in Test Cricket, while the Wellington Hurricanes Super Rugby franchise and popular A-League outfit Wellington Phoenix both call the cavernous Westpac Stadium home.

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