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“Great tout” 4 of 5 stars
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Hammonds Scenic Tours
Tours Depart From the Wellington I-Site, Wellington 3382, New Zealand
+64 4-472 0869
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Ranked #4 of 70 Activities in Wellington
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Owner description: Hop on board and experience Wellington's original sightseeing tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy your tour, with local, fun and informative guides. Hammonds Wellington Tours are 56 years young and offer personalised tours showcasing Wellington's stunning scenery. We love showing off the Wellington region to the world and you will depart our tours with fond memories of this beautiful part of New Zealand. Our tours include Wellington City Sights, Kapiti Coast Kiwi Experience, Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour, Palliser Bay- off the Beaten Track and the Capital Craft Beer Tour. Book today with Hammonds Wellington Tours, we promise you won't be disappointed!
Canberra, Australia
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“Great tout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We did the Wellington city tour with Paul as our guide..Paul was very good at pointing things out as we drove along and was happy to answer any questions. Would recommend this tour. The tour went for 2.5 hours during that time we went to the top of the cable car for anyone who wanted a one way ride then we met them at the bottom of the hill, we went through the city centre, past the parliament buildings up to Mt Victoria lookout (a few stairs to climb there), to the Old St Paul's cathedral and drove the Botannical gardens.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Scenic nightmare”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My family did this trip a week ago whilst visiting Wellington. The tour guide did nothing but insult Australians for the whole 2.5hours. I felt sorry for the other people on the bus who had no idea what was going on from other countries. The tour did not do as we were directed by the information centre with stops too long in some parts and not long enough in others. We asked several times for the vents to be turned on throughout the bus but there was no air in the bus, either fresh or air conditioning except for the driver. He was quite rude when asked. We actually had to ask the driver to pull over so that we weren't vomiting in the aisles.needless to say we got off the bus early and walked back rather than putting up with any more. Definately would never recommend this company to anyone!

Visited December 2012
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Chino, California
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“Great Tour, Great Driver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We really enjoyed our City and Coastline tour. A wonderful way to see Wellington. Our driver, Paul, made this tour great. He has such a terrific personality and is extremely well informed. He was very considerate of his passengers and showed that extra bit of care for their comfort, safety, and answered everyone's questions and requests. Paul also stopped at several sights with ample time to take pictures which we liked. We have been on many tours but Paul was truly an outstanding guide and driver. We were very satisfied with this tour company and would highly recommend it. We felt we saw so much of the Wellington area and learned so much in a few hours. Hammond's is very lucky to have Paul as an employee and such a positive representative for their company.

Visited October 2012
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“A very good choice for Wellington tours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We took the City and Coastal Tour, and enjoyed it tremendously. We had an excellent guide, and he gave us so many insights into Wellington, its history and future. Definitely a tour to go on with Hammonds.

Visited November 2012
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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“Great stops and very informative guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The tour is 2.5 hour with several stops at a reasonable price. Paul is my driver and guide today with 6 other passengers. He provides us with a lot fun facts about the buildings or the sculptures on the road, and historic introductions of the buildings and sites. He guided us into the Old St Paul Church which is very beautiful and well maintained. We are lucky to travel on a sunny day so a great view at the Mt Victoria Lookout. The tour really helps me to know a lot about Wellington and I really love it.

Visited October 2012
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