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Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike
"Meet at our store at Shed One Queens Wharf Wellington Waterfront- it's a central location and only an 8-10min walk from Wellington's iSite. You'll be given helmets we'll set you up on your electric bike and provide full instruction and a safety briefing. You'll have time to get used to riding the bike on a large car-free space before we begin.The start of the ride is on the easy shared paths along the Welli the views become more spectacular and your guide will share stories and insights but the focus of the tour is on riding and having fun!  Along Miramar Peninsula move to regular road riding as the route becomes quieter and further from the city. Stop at a local cafe serving fantastic coffee and specializes in seafood sandwiches! It's also got a spectacular setting.Back toward the city
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Wellington City Scenic Private Tour
"Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation for up to 9 people. From here you can decide where you want to go or you can take the standard tour.The standard route begins with a drive through the entertainment district of Courtenay Place to the Mt Victoria lookout. You will then travel round the south coast of Miramar Peninsula and have the option of a 1 home of the New Zealand film industry. You will then travel back into town around the Harbour Bays before climbing to take in the views from Te Ahumairangi. Travel down through the historic suburb of Thorndon with a stop at historic Old St Pauls. the national museum and art gallery (only a part of it will be visited in the time available) Weta Workshop tour for 50 minutes (not included advise prior to departure) The National War Memorial Park and Great War Exhibition
From NZD875.00
 
Wellington City Scenic Tour
"We start off driving through the restaurant and entertainment district of Courteney Place before heading up to Mt Victoria for famous views over the city and out towards the Pacific Ocean. Then it’s down Mt Victoria ridgeline and out towards the home of Wellington’s film industry before heading back into the city round the bays – most famously Oriental Bay which gets packed with bathers on hot summer days.Heading up into the western hills we climb for more spectacular views from the slopes of Ahumairangi and then drop dow the Cable Car the Information Centre your hotel or anywhere else you choose in the city center."""
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Mt Victoria Tips (13)

Mt. Victoria Lookout - no Bus Service on Weekends

If you have no car or are not into hiking or just too short of breath to make a longish uphill walk, put the Mt. Victoria Lookout on your Things to do list of a weekday. Strangely enough, the Metlink...
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Kakapo2
Apr 15, 2008

Mt Victoria

Mt Victoria summit is about 700ft above sea level, giving a panoramic view of Wellington, surrounding hills and looking out into the Cook Straight. This is a great vantage point to take photos of...
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IcemanNZL
May 05, 2003

Mt. Victoria

Wanna go for a walk? How about hiking? Don’t worry you don’t need a hiking shoes or a guide. Just take a bus to Mt. Victoria and then walk yourself back to the city. No trolls in the forest, promise!...
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heydelin
Feb 19, 2015

How to get to Mount Victoria by bus

You can take the public bus to get to Mount Victoria. Stagecoach bus #20 runs from Wellington Station, through Lambton Quay and Courtenay Place. Operates Monday - Friday. Best to get a Day Tripper...
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UKDaisy
Feb 26, 2006

Mt Victoria Lookout

This iconic mountain (196m) is one of Wellington's best lookout spots - affording spectacular 360º views of the city & harbour, and across to Hutt Valley and the eastern harbour. From the carpark,...
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wkcsmt
Feb 23, 2005

Walk to the top of Mt Victoria

A must do trip either by car or by foot is to go the Mount Victoria summit and lookout. 196 metres high there are sweeping views of the city, harbour and Tinakori Hill, the Hutt Valley and eastern...
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Dodo22
Oct 15, 2004

High above Wellington.

Mt Victoria is another great spot to get an aerial view of the city as it looks back across the harbour towards the CBD.You also get a great views of the surrounding mountain range and the extensive...
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Robdaz
Mar 02, 2005

Walking Mount Victoria? On a Weekend?

I wouldn't recommend walking up Mt Vic! Here is a story of my little adventure. My friend and I were planning on walking around the waterfront of Oriental Bay. It was really nice around there, i would...
yecart
Feb 27, 2007

Mt Victoria

Mt Victoria is the best known viewpoint which looks over the city, harbour and Cook Straight and the Hutt Valley. This photograph looks roughly northwest across Oriental Bay to the heart of the city....
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keeweechic
Jan 25, 2003

The Best View of Wellington

If Wellington is like San Francisco, then Mt Victoria is like Twin Peaks. It's the best place within the city to enjoy a panoramic overview of the harbour, the city centre, and the nearby suburbs....
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Tom_Fields
Apr 03, 2012

View from Mount Victoria

With the city spread below you around the harbour area and the suburbs clinging to the hillside, the view from the top of Mount Victoria is worth the effort.
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grets
Sep 15, 2004

Mount Victoria

View panoramic sights of the city from the top of Mt Victoria, watch the Cook Strait ferries sail into the harbour and the planes go in and out of the airport. Stunning look-out area
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shavy
Jun 30, 2013
 
 
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Things to Do Near Mt Victoria

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The National War Memorial

There might be some irritation when you mention Wellington’s War Memorial(s), as there is not just one. So if you choose the “War Memorial” as a meeting point clarify which one you mean. There is...
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Wellington Cable Car

Feeling like a tourist? Want to experience Wellington’s most popular tourist attraction? Head to Lambton Quay and book one way ticket ($4.5, $7 for a return) towards Kelburn via Cablecar. Check out...
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The Massey Memorial

A nice thing to do on a nice day in Wellinton is a drive round the bays. If you leave from Oriental bay driving round the bays, continue on through Shelly Bay Airforce Base, untill you come to a sign...
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Wellington Zoo

Wellington zoo increasingly focuses on 'preserving and breeding endangered animals', which is why they house a very special resident, the famous kiwi. The birds live in a dark walk-through area and if...
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Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Botanic Gardens is lcoated in 25ha of unique landscape. It has protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, set with great views over...
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ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Zealandia received two takahe birds in January 2011 from Mana Island, to add variety to the existing birdlife. Takahe are an endangered species, and in fact were thought to be extinct before a colony...
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