This tour will begin with a scenic drive along Oriental Bay before you venture inland and make your way to the top of Mt. Victoria, on reaching the crest, you will be treated to a magnificent panoramic view of the city and harbour.
Next, you will proceed by way of Bowen Street to the area that is home to Wellington’s impressive Parliament Buildings. As you pass New Zealand’s Parliament which has been meeting since 1865, learn about the history during your narrated drive. Before arriving at your next destination, you will drive past the well-known Botanical Garden that houses the award winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden.
Your route will also take you past Wellington Cathedral before arriving at the former Cathedral - Old St. Paul’s. This traditional looking former parish church with its stunning stained glass windows and carved oak pulpit is constructed entirely from New Zealand native timbers. Although no longer a parish church, it remains consecrated and is a well-loved venue for special events. Your tour makes a brief stop here before returning to the ship by way of Wellington’s central business district.