The WOW Tour & Wellington Highlights - Twin City Tour Combo.
Enjoy discounted prices when you book two superb shore excursions in successive ports.
Book The WOW Tour together with the Wellington Highlights Tour for your Wellington port day.
Take in all the great sights if Napier and far beyond at you glide along in exclusive luxury and in a group maximum of only 16 people.
Step back in time as you marvel at the 1930’s Art Deco atmosphere of central Napier and enjoy the stunning vista across the Bay itself towards Cape Kidnappers as we travel the length of Marine Parade.
Visit a boutique Hawke’s Bay winery and taste the astonishing range of wines this world-class wine region is capable of. Then we’re off to the summit of Te Mata Peak for the greatest views all around Hawke’s Bay.
The lovely village of Havelock North and the regions food hub, Hastings, are next with a stop at a roadside fruit stall to sample the districts’ just-picked fruit.
You return to Napier via the fishing village of Ahuriri – where Europeans first settled the area – for a look at how this historic precinct has evolved.
Your memories of Napier will be made special with this wonderful ‘snapshot’ of a bountiful region traversed in style. Book this tour and get ready to be ‘WOWed’!
Wellington Highlights Tour Itinerary:
Welcome to the ultimate tour or Wellington designed specifically for cruise visitors to New Zealand’s capital city.
Your tour of the place that Lonely Planet describes as “The Coolest Little Capital in the World” begins when your Driver/Guide, Gavin, meets you shipside. The first stop is an opportunity to get your bearings and there’s nowhere better than the summit of Mt Victoria with stunning views across the city and harbour. This sets the scene for your day.
We then turn east and head first to the Roxy Cinema which has been so beautifully restored to its full Art Deco glory. Perhaps grab a refreshment in Coco Cafe or simply wander the two levels and enjoy the stunning interiors. Next, we’re off to world-famous visual effects creators Weta Workshop and The Weta Cave where you can find how all the magic of movies such as Avatar, Lord Of The Rings and King Kong was made.
We then take a wonderfully scenic drive around Wellington’s wild southern coastline stopping at the Te Kopahou Reserve Visitor Centre before we gradually make our way back to the centre of the city. A visit to Wellington wouldn’t be complete without a ride up to the Botanic Gardens in the iconic Cable Car. More stunning views across the city back towards Mt Victoria where we started our day.
A quick stop at New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings and ‘Beehive’ executive wing is next and then on to visit the beautiful historic church of Old St Pauls with its astonishing wooden Gothic interior. Finally, we follow the waterfront to visit Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. There’s time to wander here before we make our way back to your cruise ship and the end of the tour.
Wellington is a fabulous, compact little city with so much to offer. Let us take you beyond the expected and enjoy some of the many highlights our capital has to offer.