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Wellington: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Product ID: 150419
Hop on board a minibus to traverse Wellington’s winding streets on an intimate and informative 1.5-hour guided tour. Choose to hop-off and explore at any of the stops along the way, before hopping back on to continue your tour.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Choose to disembark at any of 11 convenient stops to visit specific sights in depth
  • Explore the natural world at Zealandia, Wellington Zoo, Carter Observatory or the Botanic Gardens
  • Stop for photos at the top of Mount Victoria for great views overlooking Wellington
  • Hear informative commentary on board from your friendly and knowledgeable guide
Full description
Start your hop-on, hop-off minivan tour at the Wellington i-Site Visitor Center located at 145 Wakefield Street opposite the Amora Hotel. Enjoy a brief photo stop at Mount Victoria and feel free to disembark at any of the 11 stops to visit attractions in more depth on your own.

View interactive exhibits on Maori culture at the Te Papa Tongarewa, a premier museum, or take in contemporary design at City Gallery Wellington. Delve into Wellington’s maritime history at the award-winning Museum of Wellington. Discover New Zealand wildlife at Zealandia or the Wellington Zoo. Stroll Wellington Botanic Garden or gaze up at the southern hemisphere in the Carter Observatory’s digital planetarium.

Your driver can tell you when the next minivan will arrive to take you to the next location. To check out great cafés, restaurants and shops, disembark at the bohemian Cuba Precinct or the gorgeous waterfront around Oriental Bay. You can also stay on the bus for the entire loop for a 1.5-hour city tour.

Bus Stops:
• iSITE Visitor Centre (Tour Bus Stop)/City Gallery
• Oriental Parade Mt Victoria Lookout (5-10 minute Photo Stop)
• Wellington Zoo
• Cuba Street
• Cable Car
• Zealandia
• Botanic Garden/Lady Norwood Rose Garden
• Parliament/Old St. Pauls Cathedral
• Wellington Museum
• Te Papa
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Live commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Wellington i-Site Visitor Center, located at 145 Wakefield Street opposite the Amora Hotel.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Ticket is valid for date specified when purchased
• All passengers must join the tour at the meeting point (Stop 1 at 145 Wakefield Street), then you are welcome to hop-off as many times as you like throughout the day
• Cruise ship passengers can catch a free shuttle from the cruise terminal to cruise shuttle Stop 2 (located on Wakefield Street). The bus departs across the road from where you will be dropped off
• Summer timetable(October-April): bus arrives at each stop every 30 to 45 minutes
• Winter timetable (May-September): bus arrives at each stop every 1.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I had only one full day in Wellington therefore for me this bus was it is a must. Different bus riders had different perspective and I liked that. In the morning there were many buses later I felt there was less. Although I knew that the buses come every half an hour when you just miss one you waste half an hour. I wish there was an application showing where the buses are like Big Bus Company in Sydney has. I do recommend this hop on hop off anyway if you haven’t rented a car.

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February 19, 2020

Nice stops, especially great views over Wellington from Mt. Victoria, top information from tour guide Steve. So you had a great overview of the city and activities, on foot that would not have been possible in time. Just note: You have to book the tour from a certain time and you have to be at the meeting point at this time, it is not possible to start earlier or later here and the ticket is then valid for the corresponding calendar day, not 24 hours. Have fun and good weather! ;)

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January 1, 2020

Super tour very well organised driver was brilliant George very knowledgable and pleasant.

January 11, 2020

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Rover Tours Group Ltd

Product ID: 150419