Top 21 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
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

$3,289
per Adult

After-Dark Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary Tour
ZEALANDIA by Night is an unmissable and unforgettable experience. Widely hailed as a must do while in Wellington ZEALANDIA by night is your best opportunity to see kiwi, glowworms, tuatara and host of other indigenous New Zealand wildlife in their... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$58
per Adult

Cool Capital Audio-Guided Walking Tour
Discover New Zealand's cool capital, exploring at your own pace as you follow the lead of a handy and informative audio-guide. Download your tour in advance, print out your maps, and then hit the streets to scope out sights like... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$20
per Traveler

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

$116
per Traveler

Evening with Weta Experience with Dinner at CoCo at the Roxy
Spend an evening with Weta immersed in movie magic and fine food. First, learn the secrets of filmmaking as you explore Weta Workshop with an experienced crew member, and then head to CoCo at the Roxy for a 3-course dinner... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

Free cancellation

$106
per Adult

Lord of the Rings Tour
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

$70
per Adult

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

$120
per Traveler

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

$130
per Traveler

Palliser Bay Off the Beaten Track
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

$151
per Adult

Private Minibus: Wellington Airport (WLG)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Wellington Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a minibus. For transfers to and from Wellington Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$103
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Wellington Airport (WLG)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Wellington Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Wellington Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Wellington Airport (WLG)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Wellington Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Wellington Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$73
per Vehicle

Seal Colony & Farm Tour
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

$70
per Adult

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

$18
per Adult

Small-Group Scenic City Tour
On this guided tour of Wellington, get to know New Zealand's capital as you revel in breathtaking views from atop the Mount Victoria Lookout. Learn about the history of the city as you stop at historic sites like Old St.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$35
per Adult

There & Back Again Premium Weta Workshop & Set Tour
Go behind the scenes at Weta Workshop to discover filmmaking secrets on this premium tour. First, venture into a converted portion of the workshop to check out paraphernalia used in favorite films, and then step onto a shooting stage to... Read More

Categories: Attractions

5 hours 10 minutes

Free cancellation

$62
per Adult

There & Back Again Weta Workshop Tour
Enter the exciting world of filmmaking with this immersive, behind-the-scenes look at New Zealand's Weta Workshop. Learn the secrets behind movie magic as you get up close to props and costumes from beloved films, spot artists at work, and venture... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$48
per Adult

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

Save!

$40

$36
per Adult

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

$48
per Adult

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

$77
per Adult

Zealandia Admission
ZEALANDIA achieved the impossible when the final nail of the groundbreaking, one of a kind predator free fence was completed 1999. With the 500-year vision in place ZEALANDIA has lofty ambitions to restore Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystem as... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tickets & Passes

1 day

$14
per Adult

Back to top