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1 day Wild Wellington Tour
You Will Need:
We take care of everything so you won't come on a Flat Earth tour laden with luggage and provisions. All you need is:
Each tour has a minimum of two people.
What You See:
The Wild Wellington Tour is a full day tour of Wellington's extraordinary natural features and contrasts. Myths, legends of sea monsters, and the wild forces of nature all collide within Wellington's landscape. It is home to mythical beasts, is the source of wondrous legends, and has been ravaged by earthquakes and cyclones. Yet this rocky, stormy city is also home to a world-renowned conservation shelter where New Zealand's endangered wildlife is regenerating.
Your guide will escort you on a pleasant stroll along Wellington's beautiful waterfront to the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, you will be entertained with fabulous tales and Maori legends of sea monsters, or Taniwha, who once lived under the harbour's mysterious waters and of the legendary warrior who landed his canoe on the Wellington shore.
Enjoy an exhilarating four-wheel drive journey to Red Rocks on the dramatic Seal Coast at the south of the city. We will drive you across a live active fault line, over rock beachfront and around headlands to visit a captivating colony of fur seals, sprawled over the rust-coloured rocks that give the destination its name. The views here are exceptional - you'll see the Tasman Sea meet the Pacific Ocean, the tumultuous waters of Cook Strait separating the North and South Islands, and the distant mountain ranges of the South.
You will have time to relax and enjoy a delicious bistro lunch in one of Wellington's cafe society venues with brilliant panoramic views over the harbour capital.
After lunch your guide will take you along to an invigorating bush walk in New Zealand's only botanic garden dedicated solely to native plants. On the fringes of the city, yet seeming a world away, you will venture through safe native bush trails and plant collections, including several 400-year old trees. This botanic garden is a haven for native birds where you may see the Tui, Kereru, Silver Eye, Kingfisher, Grey Warbler, Bell Birds and Morepork amongst the giants of the forest, our guide will entertain you with fascinating stories of New Zealand bush lore.
Departs: 9.00am. Pick up from city accommodation, any city location or Wellington Airport.Returns: 5.00pm. Drop off to city accommodation, any city location or Wellington Airport.