Jerry Bridge’s Wellington day tours are intimate, exclusive and most important, a lot of fun! They offer you an insiders guide to Wellington covering all the best sights and places of interest. Available as a half or full day tour, what makes this particular Wellington day tour so different is that it is run by the award-winning travel business entrepreneur and seasoned traveller, Jerry Bridge. So, if you’re looking for a tour guide who can give you an informative and entertaining trip to remember, contact him today.
You’ll probably find that with guided tours, the smaller the group the more you’ll get out of the experience. Well, with each of Jerry’s tours limited to just three visitors you couldn’t ask for a more intimate or exclusive day tour of Wellington. Just in case you were wondering, Wellington Day Tours is part of Jerry Bridge’s What to do in Wellington company. You can be sure he’ll make you feel a ‘local for the day’.
You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship around 9.00am before heading off to the east of the city and the spectacular Mount Victoria lookout. This popular spot overlooking Wellington Harbour offers panoramic 360 degree views of the city. Mount Victoria itself was one of the locations that appeared in the first of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. The director, Peter Jackson, is also a local Wellingtonian too.
360 views of Wellington – when we say stunning – we mean it!
After enjoying the wonderful vistas and checking out the other points of interest on Mount Victoria it’s time for a famous Wellington coffee. On a sunny day there’s no better place to relax al fresco with a drink or a snack than the delightful Chocolate Fish Café on the bay. If it’s blowing a gale or it happens to be raining, worry not! There’s an equally lovely indoor café, with huge character, at the nearby Maranui Surf Club on Lyall Bay.
Maranui Cafe – an institution of Wellington right on the sea
If you are a bit of a ‘Hobbit-head’ you will be genuinely excited by the next stop on Jerry’s Wellington day tour, The Weta Cave Workshop situated in Miramar. This fascinating workshop gives visitors a ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse of how the magical world of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were created. The place is a treasure trove of unique props, models, artworks and special effects. Even if you’re not a fan of Tolkien’s LOTR, Jerry guarantees that you’ll find it an interesting and entertaining experience.
Next up is a chance to sample a spot of Wellington’s beach life at the gorgeous and chilled-out Oriental Bay. It seems remarkable that this golden-sanded beach is just a short stroll from Wellington’s bustling city centre. This is followed by a visit to Cuba Street, one of Wellington’s best known and most chic shopping areas. This vibrant pedestrianized mall is packed with an eclectic selection of independent shops, award-winning restaurants as well as some great cafes and bars. It really is a must for shopaholics and provides a great lunch-stop on your Wellington tour.
Cuba Street – one of the most memorable streets you’ll ever go to
After lunch you’ll pay a visit to one of Wellington’s most popular and unmissable attractions, Te Papa – the Museum of New Zealand. Covering every aspect of New Zealand’s history, culture and art, over five floors, you could easily spend a day exploring the delights of this amazing building alone. Anyone with the slightest interest in learning about the Maori people, New Zealand’s wildlife, natural disasters and general history will love this museum. There are also some fabulous interactive play areas for children as well as the largest squid in the world!
Contact Jerry via email or call – 0064 (0)22 012 5683
Cost per person for a full day tour is NZD110, maximum three people. Half day tours also available on request. Lunch and the cable car is at your own expense but morning coffee and afternoon tea is included.
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