Following an increasing number of potential safety incidents on KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of New Zealand scenic rail services, the outdoor viewing carriages will be closed until further notice while a safety solution is found.
Take in Wellington's most scenic highlights on a half-day tour of the city and its surrounds – the perfect way to get your bearings in New Zealand's capital city.
See Wellington's beautiful waterfront from some of the city's most picturesque viewpoints, like the summit of Mount Victoria, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, its hills and harbour.
Wellington has many fascinating examples of classic architecture – see the iconic Beehive, New Zealand's main parliamentary building, and the Old Government Buildings, the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit Old Saint Paul's Cathedral, a fine example of Revival Gothic architecture.
Take in the beauty of the Wellington Botanic Gardens including the Lady Norwood Rose Gardens and native bush, and drive around the rugged Wellington coastline discovering hidden bays and some of Wellington's most popular beaches.
As you travel around the Miramar Peninsula and southern bays, you'll see the picturesque seaside suburb of Seatoun, as well as Pencarrow and the Baring Head Lighthouse, while enjoying unobstructed views of Wellington's harbour entrance. On a clear day you can see all the way across Cook Strait to the Kaikoura Ranges in the South Island.
As an optional extra, add a trip on Wellington's historic Cable Car – ask your driver guide for more details.