Excursions in Wellington

Excursions perfectly enhance your holiday and offer excellent value. Prices are per person.

Interislander Ferry excursion
Interislander Ferry

The Interislander ferry is one of the unmissable great journeys of New Zealand, as it sails between Wellington and Picton. It’s a truly iconic experience. There is the option to travel as a foot passenger, with upgrades available to the Plus Lounge for a more refined journey. There is also the option to travel with your car (some car rental companies require you to drop your vehicle off and pick up another on arrival). Each vessel has stacks to keep you busy with a family lounge, a cafe and bar. Journey is available in reverse. Wellington (North Island) to Picton (South Island) takes around 3½ hours. Three ferries depart daily from both Wellington and Picton with departures throughout the day.

FROM £47 (Wellington to Picton one way)
Weta There & Back Again Experience excursion
Weta There & Back Again Experience

Take a journey from Middle Earth to Tracy Island and beyond as you explore 25 years of award-winning creativity at Weta Workshop. Learn about the practical effects created for Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, the record-breaking Gallipoli and more. There’s also a chance to visit the authentic Thunderbirds Are Go shooting stage and discover the monumental miniature environments built for the popular television series. Available daily from Wellington (excluding 25 Dec).

FROM £57
Northern Explorer Train excursion
Northern Explorer Train

The Northern Explorer rumbles through the heart of the North Island on an epic journey that allows you to experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast. Carriages have spacious reclining seats with generous leg room and panoramic windows The train also has an open-air carriage for uninterrupted views and a licensed cafe. All journeys are available in reverse. Auckland to Wellington which takes around 10½ hours; or Auckland to National Park which is 5½ hours. Departures Monday, Thursday & Saturday.

FROM £85 (Auckland to National Park one way) or £139 (Auckland to Wellington one way)


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