Martinborough Winery Private Tour
A 5 hour guided tour into the Martinborough wine region where you will visit three of the regions best wineries and enjoy their Cellar Door experiences.
New Zealand's capital city is Wellington and even though it may not be the largest city in the country but is a great example to prove that good things do come in little packages. It is a city with diverse and entertaining sightseeing tours for all ages to enjoy.
Located in North Island, it is situated at the southern end of the Island sitting on the Cook Strait. The city spreads out from the seafront of the Bay of Cook Strait across the slopes of mountains with a backdrop of forest filled steep hills.
Wellington is described as a Funky city with a trendy cafe culture, colorful timber houses and creative personality. The multilayered streets are filled with treats for tourists to explore on guided tours.
The sandy beaches are a bonus for those relaxing days while the outskirts of the city provide the adventures for the thrill seekers.
Don’t be surprised to experience blustery conditions; it didn’t get the nickname ‘Windy-Wellington’ for nothing!
One of the most famous museums or possibly the most famous museum in New Zealand is Te Papa Tongarewa - The Museum of New Zealand. On a guided tour explore the wealth of displays and learn things new things about this beautiful country.
There are magnificent architectural buildings to see on sightseeing tours along with beautiful botanic gardens, Islands to visit on a boat tour and of course you have to take the cable car up the hill to see the panoramic views of the sea and city from the Kilburn Lookout.
Thrill seeking activities available in and around the city include bungee jumping, sky diving, rock climbing and canyoning to name a small few.
The best time to visit Wellington is a personal choice as it is a place you can come to all year round. For less busy times, less crowded sightseeing tours, September to November and March to May are the best. The weather is not as warm as the summer but still nice. The summer months of December to February are the busiest month of the year as the weather is very pleasant and warm, It is also a bit more expensive during these months
The prices in Wellington are not very expensive when compared to major European Cities. The cost of accommodation starts from US$50/ 80NZD and can rise to as much as you want to pay. An evening meal in a fancy restaurant will cost on average US$29/40NZD. A sandwich during the day is US$5.50/ 8NZD. Get a Metlink day pass and you can travel on buses, trolleys, cable cars ferries and trains unlimited for US$15/21NZD.
Should you be planning to visit Wellington during the months of December to February, you need to book all accommodation and guided tours well in advance as this is the busiest time. It is helpful to have a hat to protect from the glaring sun on sightseeing tours and apply lots of suncreams. Wellington is a safe city, but just be ware of your surroundings in crowded areas.
The climate in Wellington is a temperate marine climate that is mild and with lots of wind. The hottest temperature on average during the year is 25 degrees Celsius during the summer months and drops to as low as 6 degrees Celsius during the winter months, but the winds make it feel a lot colder. Frost is expected in the hill suburbs too but very rarely is there any snow. The wettest months are June and July.