Discover the best of New Zealand’s premier museum, Te Papa, with a guided tour that provides an excellent introduction to this must-see attraction in Wellington. With a mixture of high-tech interactive exhibits, historic artifacts, fine art and natural history, Te Papa offers an endless amount of treasures to explore. Your guide shares expert insight about the highlights of the collection and can offer suggestions for galleries that might suit your interests. Kids and adults alike will find plenty of captivating exhibits to check out at leisure after the 1-hour tour.
Discover the highlights of Te Papa Tongarewa, meaning a '‘container of treasures’ in the Māori language. While admission is free to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, you’ll discover these cultural treasures and hear stories told with authority and passion by a museum guide. This evening express tour lasts 45 minutes, perfect if you’re short on time.
Celebrate a time-honored Louisiana tradition - the lighting of the bonfires on the banks of the Mississippi River! The Bonfire Express Tour includes round-trip narrated motorcoach transportation to view the bonfires that light the way for Papa Noel (our Cajun Santa Claus) to bayou country. A police escort will accompany our “sleigh of coaches” as we draw near to the bonfires. For many years this Cajun community has built mammoth wooden structures such as cabins, tepees, & riverboats along the Mississippi River levee. Come see the "feux de joie" (fires of joy)! [Some walking is necessary.] Cost includes the guided motor coach tour, group escort, bottled water, and Christmas cookies.
This privately guided bicycle tour, starts from our base located inside the Wellington Railway Station conveniently located near all the major hotels, ferries and cruise terminal.View the Houses of Parliament and the Beehive, before heading on to the waterfront cycle lanes passing plenty of public artwork and buildings of significance, including Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.Once past the golden sands of Oriental Bay, the route then heads towards the wild south coast, home to Little Blue Penguins and the unique Victorian architecture of Wellington. Visit the Meridian Energy Wind Sculpture Trail before heading back to the beachside village for an ice-cream or barista made coffee.Before returning to our base in the railway station, two more stops will help explain the conservation story of Wellington and a nice photostop.The route is flat and follows cycle lanes. Wind can be a significant factor in Wellington; some fitness and a good level of bike confidence needed.
Ride at your own pace by hiring an eBike on this half-day self-guided adventure of Wellington. From the centrally located Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you’ll be enthralled from start to finish. These quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike. You will be provided with riding instructions, a helmet, a lock and a cycle map of the city, including top picks of places to stop on your ride.You can ride the bays to take in the best view points or use your eBike as your transport between the Wellington must see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, you'll love exploring Wellington on these top-quality electric bikes!
Ride at your own pace by hiring an eBike on this full-day self-guided adventure of Wellington. (Optionally, extend your rental for two days and have it for your entire stay.) From the centrally located Waterfront to the quiet bays and panoramic lookouts, you’ll be enthralled from start to finish. These quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike. You will be provided with riding instructions, a helmet, a lock and a cycle map of the city, including top picks of places to stop on your ride.You can ride the bays to take in the best view points or use your eBike as your transport between the Wellington must see attractions such as Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, these top-quality electric bikes make your mode of transport an experience in itself.
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