The best of Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast and the South Wairarapa (3 day tour)

Experience the best sights on our 3 day tour of Wellington, the beautiful Kāpiti Coast and majestic South Wairarapa region.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast and South Wairarapa which includes a Home Stay on the stunning Kāpiti Coast with your guide Tom and partner Jill.

Tour includes:

  • View Wellington from premier locations – Mt Victoria and the Brooklyn Hill Wind Turbine
  • View the majestic monuments of the William Massey and Ataturk Memorials
  • Soak in the picturesque Eastern and Southern Bays
  • Pay our respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the Pukeahu National War Memorial
  • Walk through the grounds of New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings
  • View the Kāpiti Coast from an iconic view point – Paekākāriki Hill
  • Visit the iconic Southwards Car Museum, home of the largest private motor vehicle collection in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Explore Kāpiti’s iconic Ngā Manu Nature Reserve. Wander through the open air native bird aviary and see the closest living relative to Dinosaurs – New Zealand’s Tuatara. Experience a close up encounter with Kiwi on the very popular night tour
  • Sample some of the best local artisan produce – Cheese, Manuka Honey and Olive Oil
  • Taste world class wines at one of Martinborough’s most popular wineries including a beautifully prepared platter lunch featuring local produce
  • Take a scenic drive to Cape Palliser, the southern most point of the North Island and scale the 253 steps up to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse for magnificent views over the South Pacific Ocean and the South Island.
  • Visit Cape Palliser Seal colony and the quaint fishing village of Ngawi.
  • NZ spring water, entry/tasting fees and lunches with a beverage of your choice
  • Itinerary subject to change

All entry and tasting fees are included.


Wellington Cable Car

Wellington's famous Cable Car

The idyllic Kapiti Coast

Kāpiti Island and the beautiful Kāpiti Coast

Making friends with a Kaka

A friendly Kaka at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae

About Your Guide

Hi I’m Tom your Guide for your private, dedicated tour of Wellington, the South Wairarapa and the Kāpiti Coast.

A passionate local Wellingtonian since 1988 and the Kāpiti Coast from 2001 I’m well appointed to show off some of the great scenery of our piece of paradise!

Come experience the amazing scenery of Wellington and the Kāpiti Coast with a guide who is passionate for all things Wellington, the South Wairarapa and the Kāpiti Coast – book now!


  • Duration: 3 days
  • Pick Up & Drop Off: Flexible within Wellington
  • $1,251 per adult
  • Solo travellers/single booking $1,931
  • $511 NZD per child
  • Prices are in NZD and includes GST & booking fees
  • Up to 4 people per group (2 couples or family of 4)
  • Itinerary subject to change

Your tour is a strictly private tour. We do not perform mixed group tours therefore your tour is strictly your own tour. Enjoy a fabulous 3 days out exploring Wellington, the South Wairarapa, the Kāpiti Coast and a home stay with your tour guide.

“We booked a wine tour with Tom, who picked us up from our hotel in central Wellington.

From booking the tour Tom was great at communicating.

Tom chose four amazing family run vineyards which offered an amazing selection of wines. We were able to meet the owners and wine makers at all of the vineyards which made for a much more personal tour.”

Steven B - Christchurch

“Tom was a highly knowledgeable and all-round amazing guide. The level of guest services was exceptional, right from before the tour started, throughout and after the tour ended. Bringing us along family owned wineries, we had the privilege to converse with the owners and wine makers, making the experience extremely special. Must also express the appreciation for sustainability, providing us with water bottles made out of plant matter. The experiences shared throughout the day will definitely be a great memory and one I will be sharing with others. Highly recommend and will book again in a heartbeat. Thank you again to Tom for such an amazing experience, and also Jill for baking beautiful orange muffins to enjoy on the ride back!”

Ling Y - Christchurch

From wineries to Wellington treasures; From Maori culture to Manuka honeybee hives; From Hahei Hot Water Beach to Hobbiton and all points in between… We are sure we experienced  every inch of North Island, New Zealand with Tom’s and Jill’s Kaewa Tours. Cities, villages, farms, forests, islands, breweries, historic places, gardens, waterfalls, lakes, vistas, galleries and even a secret public restroom with the art of a famous Kiwi.  Tom’s sense of humor, his sense of history, his sense of timing and penchant for the perfect itinerary, made for days of fun and no glitches. Every day we ran into someone Tom knew. It was the trip of a lifetime with memories and photos to last a lifetime. Thank you, Kaewa Tours.

Barb and Mike - San Diego, California, USA

I had friends from Barcelona visit New Zealand and Tom very kindly made up a custom package to the Wairarapa. What a fantastic day it was. Tom is very knowledgeable with the area and has a wonderful sense of humour. We visited C’est Cheese in Featherston, lunch at Poppies winery which was certainly a highlight, two other wineries, finishing off with a delightful dinner at the Martinborough Hotel.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Tom’s Kaewa tours.  A first class tour.

Ali – Waikanae, New Zealand

If you really want a memorable, fun and informative guide to help you experience New Zealand – use Tom Collier! My wife and I have been on two trips with Tom, and thoroughly enjoyed his expertise, passion and…sense of humour! Tom loves New Zealand, his pride evident as he explains his country’s history, traditions and culture – as only a true Kiwi can! When these Canucks return to New Zealand (and we will) Tom will be the first Kiwi we call. The best.

Jean and Al – Whitby, Ontario, Canada

If you want to cover off Martinborough for value and time look no further than booking a private tour with Tom from Kaewa Tours. He took us to the top wineries and we got to go to an olive tasting as well. He is professional, on time and knowledgeable about the area and happy to accommodate all of our requests. We will be joining him again for another tour, all and all a great day out!! Book him he is great!

Vanessa and Colin - Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Patricia and I have visited New Zealand for five weeks in February 2020 and we were lucky to be referred to Tom for a one day visit of the Martinborough vineyards and Cape Palliser. Our day trip was very well organized, included visits of four reputable vineyards, a drive down to Cape Palliser and excellent lunch and early dinner. We enjoyed very much Tom’s company, his comments about NZ, his safe driving and friendliness and we highly recommend using Tom’s services to visit New Zealand.

Eric and Patricia, Barcelona Spain.

Want something more?

We also offer a 3 day combo tour of Wellington, the South Wairarapa and the Kāpiti Coast including a Helicopter flight over Kāpiti Island and the Kāpiti Coast, which you can see the details of here.

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