Wellington: Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings Walking Tour, Wellington

Mount Victoria is a hill, 196 meters high, in Wellington. It offers incredible views of the sea and the city, and there are some very popular attractions at its foot. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most special places of this part of Wellington.
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Wellington: Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Wellington: Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings Walking Tour
Guide Location: New Zealand » Wellington (See other walking tours in Wellington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: vickyc
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Oriental Bay Beach

1) Oriental Bay Beach (must see)

Oriental Bay Beach is one of the best beaches in Wellington. This is also a beloved waterfront walk where one can see several sculptures, such as the tail of the whale, and walk on the pier. The beach is very popular for its champagne-colored sand brought from Takaka, South...   view more
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Saint Gerard's Catholic Church and Monastery

2) Saint Gerard's Catholic Church and Monastery

St Gerard's Church and Monastery collectively form one of Wellington's most distinctive and iconic landmarks. Both buildings are classified as a "Category I" ("places of 'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value'") historic places by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

Built in 1908 for the Redemptorists, the church was the first in the world to be dedicated to the Italian saint Gerard Majella. In recognition of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mount Victoria and Byrd Memorial

3) Mount Victoria and Byrd Memorial (must see)

From the top of Mount Victoria you can contemplate the panoramic view of the city, bay, docks, and even the far away Hutt Valley. At the very top, you will find the Byrd Memorial. Byrd was the first person to fly over the South Pole in a plane. The memorial is in the form of a tent that was used during Antarctic...   view more
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Greek Orthodox Cathedral

4) Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, located on Mount Victoria, was build in the 1940s, it is one of the very few Greek Orthodox churches in Wellington. The distinctive Byzantine-syle domed Greek Orthodox Church - The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary was consecrated in 1970 by Metropolitan Dionysios Psiachas, the first Archbishop of the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand. The current Metropolitan of New Zealand, Bishop Erithron Amfilochios Tsoukos elevated the church on Hania Street to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Government House

5) Government House

Government House is the principal residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand.

It was designed by Claude Paton in the office of John Campbell, Government Architect. Built between 1908 and 1910, the house's grounds total 12 ha, and the house is 4200 m². There are 27 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms in total including staff quarters as well as a ballroom, various sitting rooms, state rooms, service rooms and wing offices, all of which are tended to by about 30 staff. The grounds, which have...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Wellington Zoo

6) Wellington Zoo (must see)

Wellington Zoo is nestled in the green belt of Wellington. Now over 100 years old, it was the country’s first Zoo and has 13-hectare (32-acre) dedicated to over 100 different species of fauna from across the globe. Wellington Zoo is a significant contributor to conservation efforts including breeding programs for endangered species such as the Sun Bear and Sumatran tiger, as well as spreading conservation and sustainability messages to the wider community.

Wellington Zoo was opened in 1906...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Wellington, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Wellington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington

Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington

New Zealand can be a perfect place to entertain your entire family. There are several playgrounds around the city and unique museums about the life of this remote archipelago. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most popular children's attractions in Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Wellington: Petone Walking Tour

Wellington: Petone Walking Tour

Petone is the landing point of the first settlers to New Zealand. The distance from Petone to Wellington is about 10 km. The road leading there lies along the bay, offering splendid views. Petone is an exciting destination with several museums and churches. You can also take a walk on the wonderful pier. This self-guided tour will lead you through this historic region of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

New Zealand is a set of islands in the Pacific Ocean that was isolated from the rest of the world for many centuries. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a city rich in history and culture as it is populated by immigrants from around the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through some of the outstanding landmarks of this magnificent city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Wellington, jokingly referred to as "Windy Wellington" for the strong winds blowing across the Cook Strait, is also said to be the “coolest little capital in the world”. The list of the local sights drawing tourists to the city in their thousands is long – from Lambton Quay with its iconic red Wellington Cable Car to Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand) to Civic Square, home to the City Gallery, the National Theatre for Children and many other cool places of interest. To see them all (well, almost) in one go, try and follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington

Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington

Wellington is considered the artistic capital of New Zealand. You will find many art galleries with amazing, mysterious and challenging displays. The collections are mainly of contemporary art. Take the tour below to visit some of the best art galleries in Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Churches Walking Tour of Wellington

Churches Walking Tour of Wellington

When immigrants first arrived in New Zealand they brought their beliefs. Most of the first settlers were Christians. The second church built in Wellington, in 1855, still stands today and is a great historic site. This self-guided tour will help you explore the churches and other religious monuments of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km