Wellington: By Air, Sea and Land

Experience the best of Wellington from the Air, Sea and Land on a guided private 7-hour tour around our beautiful capital city.

Take in the majestic view of the City and Harbour from above with Wellington Helicopters, cruise the Harbour with East by West Ferries, ride the iconic Wellington Cable Car, discover the beauty and charm of the Eastern and Southern suburbs on a scenic drive and much much more!

Tour includes:

  • South Coast Discovery and City flight with Wellington Helicopters including a landing on the South Coast.
  • Scenic Harbour Cruise with East By West Ferries. Take a ride on the Southern Hemisphere’s first EV Ferry, the Ika Rere. Please note that your Harbour Cruise may be on an alternate Ferry.
  • Lunch at one of Wellington’s iconic waterfront restaurants – Portofino or Dockside.
  • Ride the world famous Wellington Cable Car.
  • Scenic drive from the City around Oriental Bay up to one of Wellington’s most popular look out points – Mt Victoria.
  • Scenic drive around the charming and picturesque Eastern Bays.
  • View Barretts Reef from Breaker Bay which claimed the Inter Island Ferry Wahine on 10 April 1968 and pay our respects at the Wahine monument to the 53 people who lost their lives.
  • Scenic drive along the Southern coastline passing the Southern Bays and suburbs of Houghton Bay, Island Bay and Owhiro Bay.
  • Itinerary subject to change.

All entry fees, lunch and refreshments are included.


Steeple Rock Wellington Harbour

Steeple Rock Wellington Harbour

Helicopter descent to the South Coast

Helicopter descent to the South Coast

Wellington’s famous Cable Car

Wellington’s famous Cable Car

About Your Guide

Hi I’m Tom your Guide for your private, dedicated tour of our fabulous capital city Wellington.

I love showing off our piece of paradise to visitors, friends and family.

Come experience our beautiful capital city with a local – book now!


  • Duration: 7 hours (9:30am – 4:30pm).
  • Pick Up & Drop Off: Flexible within Wellington.
  • $947 per adult (2-4).
  • $747 per adult (5-8).
  • Solo travellers/single booking $1,677.
  • $447 per child.
  • Prices are in NZD and includes GST & booking fees.
  • Up to 8 people per group.
  • Itinerary subject to change.

“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 full day Wellington Scenic tour, which you can see the details of here.

Terms and Conditions:

  • All Helicopter departures are subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.
  • Flights operate every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
  • Flight times and routes are subject to and may vary due to weather conditions.
  • Individual weight restrictions may apply to specific aircraft or flights.
  • Flight maybe shared with other passengers.
  • Infants under the age of 3 and under 18kg are free of charge (as long as they are not occupying an actual seat).
  • Helicopter flght may be shared with other passengers outside Kaewa Tours bookings.
  • East by West Ferry sailings will be shared with other passengers outside Kaewa Tours bookings.
  • East By West Ferry sailings are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.
  • East By West Ferry Sailings operate every day except Christmas Day.

Kaewa Tours general Terms and Conditions: Please refer to our T & C’s page on our website.

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