Wellington and Surrounds

Wellington, once named the “coolest little capital” in the world by Lonely Planet, is a compact urban oasis. Surrounded by a stunning corkscrew bay, the city is the embarkation point for the ferry to the South Island. Stay in town for fine dining, theater, and hikes to Lord of the Rings sites in the hills above town.

Wellington and Surrounds is filled with stunning art, culinary experiences, wildlife and trails. If you want to experience a culinary adventure, take a food tour. Looking to experience some art? Take in Te Papa, one of the world’s great museums. Zealandia is a great option to view wildlife in a sanctuary setting and witness what life was like on the island before human contact. See exotic and endangered birds in the wild on the Kapiti Island Bird Sanctuary. Visit Martinborough on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail or order a flat white from one of the many cafes around Wellington.

Sample Vacations

19 days

Best of New Zealand Golf Tours: Created By Golfers

Golf New Zealand’s top-rated courses with this itinerary designed by golfers. Cap off your golf tour with the crowning gems of New Zealand golf: Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs.

17 days

Australia and New Zealand Culinary Package

Taste your way through Australia and New Zealand on this culinary tour. Visit Tasmania, Melbourne, and Sydney, then visit the New Zealand Wine Trail.

14 days

Luxury Guided Tour: New Zealand

Travel through iconic New Zealand scenery and catch all the highlights, as well as unique adventures off the beaten path, and enjoy the expert knowledge of your local guides.

15 days

New Zealand Honeymoon Package: Feast of the Senses

On this New Zealand Honeymoon Package for food and wine lovers, travel the New Zealand Wine Trail, stay in boutique hotels renowned for their cuisine, and take in the stunning scenery of New Zealand.

11 days

New Zealand Highlights Package

Visit New Zealand’s 3 best cities on this New Zealand Highlights tour. Get unique experiences like a cruise in Milford Sound, a Wellington foodie tour, wine tasting, and more!

11 days

New Zealand Wine Vacations: Unique Food and Wine

Taste the delicious flavors of New Zealand with this unique vacation. Visit famous wine regions and sample the very best New Zealand has to offer.

10 days

New Zealand Highlights: Middle Earth Tour

The ultimate trip for Lord of the Rings fans! Discover the Hobbiton Movie Set, tour the production studio behind the films, and immerse yourself in gorgeous Middle Earth scenery.