Top 16 Things to do in Wellington, New Zealand

Come visit Wellington! Expedia makes it easy to book Wellington tours and find the best attractions. We have a broad selection of things to do in Wellington for you to browse through and learn about all the most popular activities. It’s easy to find all the must-see Wellington sights by looking though our list of all the most popular Wellington attractions.

Whether you travel to Wellington in the spring, summer, fall or winter, Expedia makes it simple to find endless Wellington vacation ideas for any season. You can explore local things to do and popular tourism spots in Wellington, then book a flight, rental car and hotel all with ease.

11-Day Lord of the Rings Tour by Red Carpet Tours
Follow in the footsteps of your favorite hobbits on a journey through the lands that brought Middle-Earth to life. See the plains of Rohan, the shores of unspoiled lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and epic battlegrounds on this adventure to... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

11 days

$2,902
per person

After-Dark Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Tour
Spend an evening discovering Wellington’s wildlife eco-sanctuary and restoration project—Zealandia. Take a flashlight-guided tour of this recovering ecosystem and discover the incredible sights, sounds, and creatures of New Zealand’s vast bushland. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$49
per person

City Tour by Wellington Rover Tours
Discover the historic appeal and mountainous charm of New Zealand's second-largest city. Ride in an air-conditioned minivan to some of the area's most notable spots—through the entertainment hub, to a filming location from The Lord of the Rings, and to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$62
per person

Craft Beer in the Capital Tasting Tour
Quench your thirst and get a taste of Wellington's booming beer scene on this visit to 4 of the city's best-loved watering holes. Sample craft beers and microbrews as a head brewer leads you through a tasting, and tuck into... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

Free cancellation

$96
per person

Lord of the Rings Tour by Wellington Rover Tours
Lord of the Rings fans unite on this tour of the sprawling New Zealand countryside, where the majority of the famous movie series was filmed. Visit locations you remember from the movies, explore the stunning natural environment, and learn secrets... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$62
per person

Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour
On this full-day tour, travel to the finest wineries in the award-winning Martinborough region. Visit 4 boutique vineyards, get acquainted with the local wine producers and enjoy a delectable gourmet lunch over a glass of wine. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$99
per person

Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour
Framed by the rugged mountains of the Tararua Range, the Wairarapa Valley is a verdant, pastoral expanse of rolling vineyards and farmland. Soak up the idyllic vibe with a day-long exploration of the area's renowned wineries and the charming village... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

9 hours

Free cancellation

$128
per person

Palliser Bay Seal Colony Tour
Explore Palliser Bay, with the largest fur seal colony on the North Island, and go winetasting in one of the top vineyards in Martinborough. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$147
per person

Seal Colony & Farm Tour by Wellington Rover Tours
Set off for the wild and woolly parts of Wellington, leaving the city limits behind to see a New Zealand Fur Seal colony and a working cattle station. Drive past the city's famous architectural landmarks before exploring the surrounding natural... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$62
per person

Shared Shuttle: Wellington International Airport (WLG)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Wellington International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Wellington International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per person

Wellington City Sights & Coastline Tour
Get acquainted with New Zealand's second largest city, the world's most southerly capital. Take in spectacular views of this city surrounded by water—its iconic architectural landmarks as well as its scenic coast—from the most stunning vantage points. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$36
per person

Wellington Cruise Excursion - Half Day City & Kapiti Coast Tour
Make the most of your time in Wellington with a tour that shows you the city's highlights and spectacular viewpoints. Visit the Southward Car Museum to see vintage cars that have been kept in pristine condition, quaint and rural Pauatahanui,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$78
per person

Wellington Cruise Excursion - Half Day City Tour
Wellington is a picture-perfect harbor city surrounded by forest-clad hills. Make the most of your time there with a comprehensive and convenient tour of the city that starts from the dock of your cruise ship. Visit must-see sights such as... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

$39
per person

Wellington Cruise Excursion - Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour
Get your Lord of the Rings fix while exploring Wellington with a guide who is a specialist on the incredible book and movie series. Journey to famous filming locations such as Mount Victoria and the Green Belt, as well as... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$65
per person

Wellington Cruise Excursion - Kapiti Coast & Kiwi Viewing Tour
Experience Wellington through its native bush and farmland. Visit sites such as Camp Russel, Battle Hill Park, and Rangiatea Historic Church. Then, see breathtaking panoramic views from Paekakariki Hill and savor refreshments from the master chefs at Ruth Pretty Catering... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$153
per person

Zealandia Admission
Spend an evening discovering Wellington’s wildlife eco-sanctuaries and restoration project – Zealandia. Take a torch-lite guided tour exploring the sights, sounds and creatures of New Zealand’s bush. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tickets & Passes

1 day

$11
per person

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