A great guided tour and Wellington’s 10 best hop-off stops

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From Friday 29th May until Friday 31st July, all our departures will be FREE of CHARGE. We are accepting Koha and donations and all proceeds will be given to the Wellington City Mission. Wellington Zoo [advanced bookings essential] and ZEALANDIA are also free until June 30th. A perfect time to explore your own back yard!

Our first departure will be from Te Papa Museum at 9:30am. We will depart at – 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm

No bookings are required, simply turn up at one of our listed stops [See list below]. Our booking page at the bottom of our website is closed to prevents full price bookings from third parties.

Due to social distancing regulations, each vehicle will have a limited number of seats available. All passengers must log their details using the Rippl App before boarding. Please remain patient as we seat people.

Departure times and route are subject to change at any time

 

Hop on board one of our minibuses and traverse Wellington’s winding streets on our intimate and informative 1½ hour guided Tour.

Take in stunning views, cool architecture, eclectic suburbs and beautiful coastal scenery while our local guides tell you all about Wellington’s unique culture, history and city life.

Enjoy our Mt Victoria photo stop where you can get off and shoot pics, and then get back on the same minibus 5 minutes later.

We have handpicked the best hop off and hop on stops in Wellington.

Tours depart and finish from Te Papa on Cable Street, starting at 9.30am, with the last Tour leaving at 2.30pm.

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FREE!! From May 29th - July 31st

From Friday 29th May until Friday 31st July, all our departures will be FREE of CHARGE. We are accepting Koha and donations and all proceeds will be given to the Wellington City Mission. Wellington Zoo [advanced bookings essential] and ZEALANDIA are also free until June 30th. A perfect time to explore your own back yard!

Our first departure will be from Te Papa Museum at 9:30am. Schedule:

Te Papa – 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm

Wellington Zoo – 10:05am, 10:50am, 11:35am, 12:20pm, 1:05pm, 1:50pm, 3:05pm. FREE Entry til 30th June. Bookings essential

Cuba Street @ Ghuznee St – 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 3:15pm

Top of Cable Car – 10:25am, 11:10am, 11:55am, 12:40pm, 1:25pm, 2:10pm, 3:25pm

Zealandia – 10:35am, 11:20am, 12:05pm, 12:50pm, 1:35pm, 2:20pm, 3:35pm. FREE Entry til 30th June

Lady Norwood Rose Gardens – 10:40am, 11:25am, 12:10pm, 12:55pm, 1:40pm, 2:25pm, 3:40pm

Parliament – 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm.

PARLIAMENT IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. OLD ST PAUL’S IS ALSO CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT

Wellington Museum – 10:50am, 11:35am, 12:20pm, 1:05pm, 1:50pm, 2:35pm, 3:50pm. OPEN 10 – 5, THURSDAY – SUNDAY

Te Papa return – 10:55am, 11:40am, 12:25pm, 1:10pm, 1:55pm, 2:40pm, 3:55pm

No bookings are required, simply turn up at one of our listed stops [See list below]. Our booking page at the bottom of our website is closed to prevent full price bookings from third parties.

Due to social distancing regulations, each vehicle will have a limited number of seats available. All passengers must log their details using the Rippl App before boarding. Please remain patient as we seat people.

Departure times and route are subject to change at any time.

Due to driving laws in New Zealand, when we operate with either 45min or 90min departures, there will be a 30min break before the last departure at 2:30pm. This means the last pick up from each stop will be 75mins after the previous one.

 

How to get to us:

Tours start and finish at Te Papa Museum for the next few months (see map below).

If travelling on a Cruise Ship:

  • Taxi (about 5 minutes and $15 each way)
  • Shuttle Bus – operated by your cruise ship

Cruise Ship shuttle buses are free and drop off at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre, where our tours depart from in non-Covid times.

Whilst every effort will be made to deliver the Tour as listed, we reserve the right to alter timetables, routes, pick ups or alternative transport.

Other important information

Passes are valid for one day – hop off as many times as you like.

Whilst every effort will be made to deliver the Tour as listed, we reserve the right to alter timetables, routes, pick ups or alternative transport.

 

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From Friday 29th May until Friday 31st July, all our departures will be FREE of CHARGE. We are accepting Koha and donations and all proceeds will be given to the Wellington City Mission. Wellington Zoo [advanced bookings essential] and ZEALANDIA are also free until June 30th. A perfect time to explore your own back yard!

Our first departure will be from Te Papa Museum at 9:30am. We will depart at – 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm

No bookings are required, simply turn up at one of our listed stops [See list below]. Our booking page at the bottom of our website is closed to prevents full price bookings from third parties.

Due to social distancing regulations, each vehicle will have a limited number of seats available. All passengers must log their details using the Rippl App before boarding. Please remain patient as we seat people.

Departure times and route are subject to change at any time

 

 Covid-19 Operating Hours

All tours start and end at Te Papa museum, by the 3 big boulders opposite the taxi rank by the main entrance. We will be operating our 45min schedule during this period. So 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm and 2:30pm.

Travel is free and DOES NOT require booking.

NON-COVID OPERATIONS

Summer Operating hours

Tours depart the i-SITE from 9:30am, and run every 45minutes. So 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm and 2:30pm.

On Cruise Ship Days we run every 30mins. So 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm.

Summer hours will be in operation between October and late April.

Bookings through this website are only available for 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. If you would like another departure time from the lists above, please select an available departure and make a note on your booking. We will then change it to your desired time.

The other times listed above are not available to be booked as they change depending on which day you travel.

Winter Operating hours

Tours depart the i-SITE from 9:30am, and run every 90minutes. So 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm.

Winter hours will be in operation between late April and September.

Final departure from the i-Site will be at 2:30pm every day.

We operate seven days per week, except Christmas day.

Closed Christmas Day (25th December)

 

iSITE Visitor Centre (Tour Bus Stop) / City Gallery The i-SITE is the awesome tourist information hub of our city. Book our Tour (and other attractions) and get great advice from one of the i-SITE consultants. Open 8.30am–5pm. The City Gallery show-cases national and international artists, with month-long exhibitions, this Gallery is a great visit for art lovers. First Bus: 9.30am Last Bus: 2.30pm
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DURING COVID-19, THIS STOP WILL NOT BE IN USE. ALL TOURS WILL DEPART FROM TE PAPA MUSEUM
i-SITE Visitor Centre (Tour Bus Stop) / City Gallery
First Bus: 9.30am
Last Bus: 2.30pm
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Mt Victoria Lookout
(5 minute Photo Stop)
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COVID 19 TIMES
Wellington Zoo
First Bus: 10.05am, 10:50am, 11:35am, 12:20pm, 1:05pm, 1:50pm
Last Bus: 3.05pm
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COVID 19 TIMES
Cuba Quarter / Ghuznee Street [outside Milk Crate cafe]

First Bus: 10.15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm
Last Bus: 3.15pm
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Top of Cable Car
First Bus: 10.25am, 11:10am, 11:55am, 12:40pm, 1:25pm, 2:10pm
Last Bus: 3.25pm
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COVID 19 TIMES
Zealandia
First Bus: 10.35am, 11:20am, 12:05pm, 12:50pm, 1:35pm, 2:20pm
Last Bus: 3.35pm
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COVID 19 TIMES
Botanic Garden / Lady Norwood Rose Garden
First Bus: 10.40am, 11:25am, 12:10pm, 12:55pm, 1:40pm, 2:25pm
Last Bus: 3.40pm
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COVID 19 TIMES
Parliament / Old St Pauls Cathedral
First Bus: 10.45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm
Last Bus: 3.45pm

OLD ST PAUL’S IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT

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COVID 19 TIMES
Wellington Museum
First Bus: 10.50am, 11:40am, 12:25pm, 1:10pm, 1:55pm, 2:40pm
Last Bus: 3.50pm
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COVID 19 TIMES
Te Papa / Oriental Bay
First departure: 9:30am. 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm
Last Bus: 3.55pm
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DURING COVID-19 TIMES, THIS STOP IS NOT IN USE. ALL TOURS DEPART FROM TE PAPA MUSEUM
 iSITE Visitor Centre
(Tour Bus Stop) / City Gallery
The i-SITE is the awesome tourist information hub of our city. Book our Tour (and other attractions) and get great advice from one of the i-SITE consultants. Open 8.30am–5pm.
The City Gallery show-cases national and international artists, with month-long exhibitions, this Gallery is a great visit for art lovers.
First Bus: 9.30am
Last Bus: 2.30pm
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Mt Victoria Lookout
(5 minute Photo Stop)
This is the only scheduled 5 minute Photo Stop where you can Hop Off the bus, grab some photos and appreciate the 360° vistas from the top of Mt Victoria in the heart of Wellington’s Town Reserve, before getting back on the same bus to continue the loop.
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Wellington Zoo *
Enjoy a lovely stroll through Wellington Zoo, a delightful setting to get up close and personal with over 500 New Zealand native and endangered exotic animals. Entry is FREE until June 30th but visit must be booked in advance. $24 per adult from July 1st.
*Entry not included
COVID 19 TIMES
First Bus: 10.05am, 10:50am, 11:35am, 12:20pm, 1:05pm, 1:50pm
Last Bus: 3.05pm
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Cuba Quarter / Ghuznee Street [outside Milk Crate cafe]
The heart of Bohemian Wellington. The Cuba Quarter is filled with cafes, bakeries, boutique shops, quirky characters, craft beer breweries, and even a chocolate factory. There’s something for everyone’s taste.
COVID 19 TIMES
First Bus: 10.15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm
Last Bus: 3.15pm
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Top of Cable Car *
Take in the stunning view from the lookout and be sure to visit the Cable Car Museum and . Cable cars run every 10 minutes, and our stop is at the top. To ride the Cable Car and continue the loop, you’ll have to go down and back up again. A return ticket is $9 per adult.
*Entry not included
COIVD 19 TIMES
First Bus: 10.25am, 11:10am, 11:55am, 12:40pm, 1:25pm, 2:10pm
Last Bus: 3.25pm
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Zealandia **
A must see eco-attraction, Zealandia is a 225 hectare sanctuary, home to some of the world’s rarest and most extraordinary native birds, reptiles and insects and set in wonderfully lush native New Zealand forest. Entry is FREE until June 30th and $22 per adult from July 1st. Zealandia by Day tours are $30pp until June 30th and $55pp from July 1st.
**Entry not included but 10% discount applies on any Zealandia by Day tour
COVID 19 TIMES
First Bus: 10.35am, 11:20am, 12:05pm, 12:50pm, 1:35pm, 2:20pm
Last Bus: 3.35pm
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Botanic Garden / Lady Norwood Rose Garden
Explore 24 hectares of beautiful gardens, native bush, exotic forests and colourful floral displays. It is a lovely stroll from our Cable Car Stop down through the Botanic Garden to this stop.
COVID 19 TIMES
First Bus: 10.40am, 11:25am, 12:10pm, 12:55pm, 1:40pm, 2:25pm
Last Bus: 3.40pm
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Parliament / Old St Pauls Cathedral 
New Zealand’s Parliament buildings, with our unique Beehive (home of the Prime Minister
and Cabinet) and Edwardian Parliament House (home of the Ministers of Parliament).
Free hourly tours are available between 10-4 and depart on the hour.
OLD ST PAUL’S IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT
A 2 minute walk from the Parliament stop brings you to Old St Paul’s Cathedral. Our warm and wonderful gothic style, native timber cathedral pays homage to the early settlers of New Zealand and their religion. One of New Zealand’s great heritage sights.
Open 9:30-5, entry is by donation. Guided tours are available for $7.50 per adult, but must be booked in advance.
To visit Old St Paul’s and continue the loop, you must walk back to the Parliament bus stop.
COVID 19 TIMES
First Bus: 10.45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm
Last Bus: 3.45pm
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Wellington Museum
Voted one of the world’s top 50 museums, our own local museum charts the life of our city, our triumphs, disasters and local growth. This is a fantastic museum. Entry is free, but Guided Tours are available. Please call to inquire. The museum is currently open 10-5 Thursday – Sunday.
COVID 19 TIMES
First Bus: 10.50am, 11:40am, 12:25pm, 1:10pm, 1:55pm, 2:40pm
Last Bus: 3.50pm
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Te Papa / Oriental Bay

DURING COVID-19, ALL DEPARTURES WILL START AND FINISH AT THIS LOCATION

New Zealand’s world-famous interactive national museum. Entry into Te Papa is free for all to explore the History and Culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. The museum is open 10-6 every day.
Wander dreamily along Oriental Parade – take your shoes off on Wellington’s golden sand beach (yep, truly golden!). Enjoy a great coffee, lunch or good old Kiwi ice cream from the local dairy; all the while savouring the stunning views across the harbour.
COVID 19 TIMES
First departure: 9:30am. 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm
Last Bus: 3.55pm

No bookings are required, simply turn up at one of our listed stops [See list above]. Our booking page below is closed to prevent full price bookings from third parties.

 

From Friday 29th May until Friday 31st July, all our departures will be FREE of CHARGE. We are accepting Koha and donations and all proceeds will be given to the Wellington City Mission. Wellington Zoo [advanced bookings essential] and ZEALANDIA are also free until June 30th. A perfect time to explore your own back yard!

 

Our first departure will be from Te Papa Museum at 9:30am. We will depart at – 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm

 

Due to social distancing regulations, each vehicle will have a limited number of seats available. All passengers must log their details using the Rippl App before boarding. Please remain patient as we seat people.

 

Departure times and route are subject to change at any time

hop on hop off wellington tour nz

From Friday 29th May until Friday 31st July, all our departures will be FREE of CHARGE. We are accepting Koha and donations and all proceeds will be given to the Wellington City Mission. Wellington Zoo [advanced bookings essential] and ZEALANDIA are also free until June 30th. A perfect time to explore your own back yard!

Our first departure will be from Te Papa Museum at 9:30am. We will depart at – 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm

No bookings are required, simply turn up at one of our listed stops [See list above]. Our booking page is closed to prevent full price bookings from third parties.

Due to social distancing regulations, each vehicle will have a limited number of seats available. All passengers must log their details using the Rippl App before boarding. Please remain patient as we seat people.

Departure times and route are subject to change at any time

 

 

A Great guided tour and Wellington’s 10 best hop-off stops.

Call us on: 0800 24 68 77 (between 8am – 10pm)

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