From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

From US$111.94

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Wellington’s south coast is both a popular choice and a missed opportunity for visitors; although a visit to Weta Workshop is a popular choice, many visitors pass up the chance to see the rocky beaches and rough surf that Wellington locals have learned to love. From the Weta Cave to the Taputarenga Marine Reserve, this small group tour offers the full south coast experience.
  • Avoid public transport: pack as much into your day as possible with a private driver
  • Enjoy a personalised experience with a range of optional city stop offs on your return from the south coast
  • See a different side of Wellington; the rugged south coast is a world away from the manicured waterfront and Oriental Bay
  • Recharge with lunch and a drink by the sea at a south coast restaurant

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Local driver/guide with live commentary on board
  • Hotel or cruise ship pickup and drop-off
  • Small group tour
  • Gratuities
  • Cable Car tickets (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Wellington isite Visitor Information Centre
    111 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    Tour departs from the Tour Pick Up Zone opposite and/ or in front of the Amora Hotel next to the Wellington i-SITE at 1000. Please confirm your pick up destination with Zozo Travel at least 24 hours before departure.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

For hotel pick up please wait for your Zozo Travel driver guide in the lobby or main hotel entrance. For cruise pick up please wait at the Private Tour Waiting Area at the cruise terminal. DO NOT get on cruise shuttle. For specific pick up time and locations please contact Zozo Travel directly.

What To Expect

Mount Victoria

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Weta Cave

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chocolate Fish Cafe

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Te Kopahou Visitor Centre

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wellington Wind Turbine

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wellington Cable Car

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Lady Norwood Rose Garden

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old St Paul's

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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71 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great day
jankzoo, Aug 2023
Delightful day. Aaron was very interesting He was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant His historic background made the trip special.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Great to hear you enjoyed the day out with Aaron. Thanks for the positive feedback.
Great day, Great experience.
Autumn_Z, Jul 2023
Aaron was an excellent host. He was very knowledgeable and funny! We learned so much about Wellington. I want to move there now! I thoroughly enjoyed the day! The lunch stop was spot on ! I would recommend this tour to EVERYONE!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for the wonderful review and great feedback on our Wellington expert, Aaron. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts and glad you had such a memorable experience with us.
Just the best
Kdot01_G, Jul 2023
Aaron was a great guide. Knowledgeable and accommodating. Gave a great rec for dinner - Ernesto’s. It was amazing.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks for the great feedback. Nice to hear we could help!
Splendid Day With Phil!
Jaclyn_D, Jul 2023
Splendid day being chauffeured around Wellington by Phil. He was easy going, a great conversationalist, and made the most of every minute. This tour would be suitable for varying ages and fitness levels. Ideal for your first full day in the city to get well acquainted.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Jaclyn. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to show you both around our wonderful city.
Kiwis , this is for us too
Angela_T, Jun 2023
Learning new things about my own country in a comfortable and safe way. Seeing a new parts and places of my own country . I highly recommend this tour for all ages and nationalities.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thanks Angela! Nice to hear you enjoyed the day and thanks for the great feedback.
Aaron was knowledgeable, ...
Nadine_S, Apr 2023
Aaron was knowledgeable, funny and gave advice that was valuable. I would certainly recommend this tour. I also found the tour company flexible-more flexible than I expected.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for the feedback Nadine and glad we managed to get you on tour in the end!
Great overview
Irene_E, Apr 2023
The weather did not agree with us today, but that can’t be helped. Phil, our guide, did an excellent job of touring us around. Lunch was fantastic. A great overview of the area.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for the review Irene. Yes, the Wellington drizzle never really left us for long today unfortunately but we were able to get out and about at all our stops which was great. Glad you enjoyed the day!
Highly recommend
Jennie_B, Apr 2023
Great look into the history and changes to Wellington. Tour guide adapted his tour to the clients on board based on their interests.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Great to hear you enjoyed the day out in our wonderful city, Jennie! Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts.
Engaging tour
Joan_P, Mar 2023
I highly recommend this tour whether you are here for a short time or a long one. I would not have been able to see the places we saw in one day if I were to do it on my own without a car. Micheal, our tour guide was knowledgeable in all areas of the tour..and he interacted with each one if us.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for the feedback Joan. I've passed on your feedback to Michael as well who will be chuffed. Great to hear you enjoyed the day!
Great tour to see highlights of Wellington
Neil_W, Mar 2023
Great day Great way to see the highlights of Wellington Included lunch was really nice Michael our tour guide was great
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Great to hear you enjoyed the day Neil and thanks for the review! I'll let Michael know he's still well loved, cheers.
Refunded when ship did not port.
Jamie_W, Mar 2023
When our cruise ship announced we could not port less than 12 hours before porting, they issued us a full refund despite being outside of the 24 hour cancellation policy. Great customer service! Would use them again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Jamie. We understand that the wild nature of Wellington weather can make things difficult for cruise ships so always happy to oblige if people are stuck! Hopefully we'll see you back in Wellington in better circumstances another time.
Wellington in a day
Lois_D, Mar 2023
We got such a great overview of Wellington. Aaron was our guide and he was informative, friendly, helpful and interesting. Hearing about his family settling in the area made it much more personal.. by the time the tour was through we felt like we really had a good over view of Wellington. Also, thank you Aaron for your concern and consideration for my mobility issues. We would recommend this tour without reservation.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Lois! Delighted to hear that Aaron look after you so well and that you enjoyed his personal touch.
Not fun
Douglas_B, Feb 2023
Aaron was our tour guide. At first it was good to hear about his family history in Wellington, but then started tp progress into the Jewish religion. Half of our trip was being lectured on religion. I came to learn about New Zealand and Wellington. Bad experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Sorry to hear that your city highlights experience was not up to scratch Douglas. Aaron is certainly enthusiastic about the city, it's history and his family connection to it and is well versed in the stories about the city whether it be architectural, cultural or historical. Your experience is certainly the very unusual exception, not the rule. Your feedback has been passed on and Aaron is now more aware of the need to keep religion out of the tour dialogue.
Great overview
Jeff_C, Feb 2023
Great overview of Wellington area. Beautiful views, stopped at many local highlights. Our guide (Aaron) was very knowledgeable, very accommodating. Do this your early in your stay to set up other activities while you are in Wellington.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for your feedback Jeff. I've passed your feedback onto Aaron who will be delighted. Great to have hosted you in our wonderful city!
Laura_M, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was fabulous! His name is Phil. I would recommend him. I loved the botanical garden. The lunch was good too.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the review Laura! Glad we could show you a great day in your only visit to the city.
Great trip
ghislaine_m, Dec 2022
Great way to see the area, our guide was Aaron went above and beyond. Good lunch included. Good value trip from cruise.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the review, Ghislaine. Glad you enjoyed your half day excursion from the ship. Your positive feedback has been passed on to Aaron also, cheers!
Great intro to Wellington
Tony_C, Dec 2022
Fantastic trip. Informative guide. Useful introduction to the Wellington area. Would definitely recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the review, Tony. Glad to hear you enjoyed the day and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Fun Cave to Coast tour
James_N, Dec 2022
Fantastic tour, lots to see & do with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Easy pickup & dropoff from the cruise ship terminal. Very enjoyable, highly recommended AAA+++
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the feedback James. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour and what our wonderful little city has to offer! Your feedback has been passed onto your driver guide. Much appreciated!
A wonderful day n Wellington
John_D, Nov 2022
Having used this company before I expected a great trip and I wasn’t disappointed- a great day exploring Wellington and a nice meal at lunch
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for coming on tour with us again and glad you enjoyed the day! Your feedback is always appreciated and I hope the rest of your cruise was enjoyable.
Scenery was amazing guide...
Kathryn_D, Nov 2022
Scenery was amazing guide was very knowledgeable of the spot's we visited lunch was great we saw the seals look out points were amazing
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave your review Kathryn. Your feedback has been past on to your driver guide for the day! Glad you enjoyed our scenic city!

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