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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 4 904 2212
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The best way to see Wellington!

I was traveling on a cruise down the coast of New Zealand and one stop was Wellington. Well, the cruise ship had few interesting options for Wellington tours so I did some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was traveling on a cruise down the coast of New Zealand and one stop was Wellington. Well, the cruise ship had few interesting options for Wellington tours so I did some research and found Genie. When I emailed, she got right back to me and made plans to meet us. The tour was absolutely spectacular! She knows a lot... More 

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Jacksonville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Gene met us at our hotel (we were an hour late arriving due to traffic) and bustled us right off to sights in the CBD, the gondola, the botanic gardens, the government area- always leaving us with a laundry list of things to return to. When we left her, we immediately picked up sandwiches and headed, as instructed, to the... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I sent Gene an email to inquire about a tour and she responded immediately! She gave clear, concise directions where she would meet us. Her knowledge and stories about Wellington are immense and greatly added to our walking tour. She is polite, speaks in a loud enough voice to be heard, and is a real gem! The price of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Gene met up with us right at our hotel and we were off on a wonderful walk all over the city. Her Knowledge of the ciy and its history is great. There were three in our group and she spoke loudly enough for us all to here. We saw so many sights, took a ride on the cable car, visited... More 

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Lower Hutt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Gene modified a tour for us, taking into account that we had been to London previously. She devised a tour which included areas that we we unlikely to have been to before, and Gene got it right. She is a wonderful historian, the depth of her knowledge is outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in her company and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were on the Celebrity Solstice and took Gene's Walking Tour of Wellington on March 18th. We arranged the tour via email and Gene Mitchell made the process very easy. Her instructions for meeting her were clear and concise. On our particular tour she was assisted by Mike. During the tour you get to see the sites of Wellington "up... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We booked a walking tour with Gene Mitchell in Wellington, New Zealand for March 6, 2014. Due to a cruise deviation to avoid rough seas, we arrived in Wellington two days early. Gene very kindly adapted her schedule to do the tour on the afternoon we arrived. She was waiting for us at the Train Station as promised and took... More 

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St. George, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We recently contacted Gene Mitchell and asked that she take us on a walking tour of Wellington. We were extremely pleased with the tour that she took us on. We felt that we really got a great overview of the city of Wellington, its history and its beauty. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would highly recommend Gene to anyone... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We are a couple of Boomers from Perth and we wanted to see as much of Wellington as possible in the limited time we had from the cruise ship. Gene Mitchell is a total professional from start to the end and beyond. I could write a novella on how good the lady is and what value for money the tour... More 

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Houston, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We were on a cruise ship and had a stop at Wellington, we are a family of 6. We decided to hire Gene Mitchell for a walking tour. We had a wanderful afternoon, visited the museum at Tea Papa, walked the whole city including the funicular and the botanical gardens. Gene is a wanderful host, with academic knowledge of the... More 

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