2 Hour Wellington Scenic Drive Tour

Short on time and only in Wellington for a day?

Enjoy a guided private 2-hour scenic drive around the Eastern and Southern Suburbs capturing the key highlights of Oriental Bay, Mt Victoria, Miramar Peninsula and Southern Bays.

Tour includes:

  • Scenic drive around Oriental Bay up to Wellington’s premier look out point – Mt Victoria
  • View the Wellywood sign on the Miramar Pensinsula
  • Visit the magnificent Massey Memorial, the resting place of Prime Minister William Massey and wife Christina
  • View Barrett 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
  • Check out the favourite surfing spot of Wellington’s surfing community – Lyall Bay on the south coast
  • Pass by the southern bays and surburbs of Houghton Bay, Island Bay and Owhiro Bay
  • View the iconic buildings of the Parliamentary Precinct – The ‘Beehive’, Parliament House and the Parliamentary Library Building
  • Visit Old St Pauls Anglican Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world
  • Itinerary subject to change

All entry fees are included.


Wellington's picturesque Oriental Bay

Matiu/Somes Island and the Interislander Ferry from the Massey Monument

Island Bay and Tapu Te Ranga Island

About Your Guide

Hi I’m Tom your Guide for your private, dedicated tour.

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: 2 hours (10am – 12pm or 2pm – 4pm)
  • Pick Up & Drop Off: Flexible within Wellington
  • $187 per adult (2-4)
  • $137 per adult (5-11)
  • Solo travellers/single booking $387
  • $57 per child
  • Prices are in NZD and includes GST & booking fees
  • Up to 11 people per group
  • 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 2 hour scenic drive with your group & 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 full day tour of Wellington City, which you can see the details of here.

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