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Discover the charms of Wellington city or journey to the landscapes beyond with Rose.


Full and half day private tours for 1-5 people. 

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Discover the charms of Wellington city or journey to the landscapes beyond with Rose.


Full and half day private tours for 1-5 people. 

 

“Of all that I did in Wellington, my travel with Rose was the most memorable and fun.”

Debra, USA

Join Rose for a tour experience that is:

  • warm and welcoming
  • exclusive and personalised
  • engaging and memorable

Rose offers half and full day tours of Wellington and surrounds, as well as multi-day North and South Island excursions.

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All Rose’s tours:

Are exclusive, guided tours

You and your companions will have Rose and her vehicle entirely to yourselves.

Fit in with your schedule

Rose will pick you up from, and drop you off at, the location of your choice – cruise ship port, local accommodation or other city location. And, at a times that suits you.

Provide flexibility 

In many cases, elements of one tour can be substituted by elements of another, in line with your interests.

Offer comfortable travel for up to five passengers

 Rose’s spacious late model Kia Carnival has leather seats and provides an excellent field of vision.

 
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Tours


Rose likes to provide flexibility in her tours. In many cases, elements of one tour can be substituted by elements of another, in line with your interests.

Tours


Rose likes to provide flexibility in her tours. In many cases, elements of one tour can be substituted by elements of another, in line with your interests.

Up to five passengers can travel in comfort and style in Rose’s 2016 Kia Carnival.

All rates include entrance fees and refreshments, including lunch on a full day tour, and fish’n’chips or a casual dinner on twilight tours.

Wellington tours

Full day tour of Wellington

  • Spectacular views of the city from several vantage points
  • The film artistry at Weta Cave, including a tour of the Oscar-winning costumes, weaponry and armour
  • A ride on the famous Cable Car, New Zealand’s only funicular railway
  • A beautiful bushwalk or a wander through the Botanical Gardens

 

  • Lunch at a seaside cafe
  • The splendour of Wellington’s rocky coastline
  • The offbeat charms of some of Wellington’s tucked away neighbourhoods
  • History and architecture in Parliament Buildings, the Beehive, and Old St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Half day tour of Wellington hot spots

Choose the experiences from the full day tour that are of most interest to you. Lunch not included on this tour.


Winery tours

Full day winery tour

Travel over the Rimutaka hills to the serenity of the Wairarapa plains, and Martinborough, one of New Zealand’s leading wine regions. This tour includes:

  • A trip to the New Zealand beech forest and Lord of the Rings film location, the Elven village of Rivendell
  • Tastings at four of Martinborough’s top wineries, and lunch.

Kāpiti Coast tours

Full day Kāpiti Coast tour

Enjoy a scenic drive up the Kāpiti Coast, and lunch at a local café or fish’n’chips on the beach. In addition, you can choose two of the following experiences:

  • Rangiātea Church in Ōtaki, the oldest Māori Anglican church in New Zealand.
  • Paekākāriki Station Museum, featuring the “Friend in Need” exhibition telling the story of the US Marines in New Zealand during WWII 
  • US Marines Memorial Park
  • The world famous Southward Car Museum with over 400 classic cars, including a gull wing Delorean for Back to the Future fans
  • Walk on a wild West Coast beach (time and weather permitting).

Half day Kāpiti Coast Tour

Enjoy a scenic drive up the Kāpiti Coast, a beach walk, and a visit to either the: 

  • Southward Car Museum 

or, 

  • Paekākāriki Station Museum, of particular interest to US visitors.

Palliser Bay Tours

Full day Palliser Bay tour

Enjoy the drive over the Rimutaka hills to the remote beauty of the South Wairarapa Coast, where you will experience:

  • The charming seaside village of Ngāwī
  • The Cape Palliser lighthouse
  • A seal colony (seasonal)
  • Lunch at the Lake Ferry Hotel or the Land Girl cafe
  • A wine tasting at one of Martinborough’s leading wineries.

Makara Beach tours

Half day Makara Beach tour

Get off the beaten track, but only 40 minutes from the city. Ideal for those who like to get amongst nature. On this tour you will experience:

  • The West Wind Farm with a breathtaking view of the South Island
  • A walk along the wild Makara seashore
  • A cup of tea/coffee and a snack on the beach  (weather permitting)
  • A spectacular view of Wellington city on the return trip.

Twilight tours

(summer: 6-9pm, winter: 4-7pm)

Experience the magic of Wellington in the evening light: the views, the coastline, and the lights of the city, rounded out with a tasty fish’n’chip dinner* and, once the sun has set, a wonderful glow worm experience. *Vegetarian options available.

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Pricing


Rates include half and full day options for 1-5 people.

Pricing


Rates include half and full day options for 1-5 people.

All rates include entrance fees, wine tasting fees, and refreshments, including lunch on a full day tour, and fish’n’chips or a casual dinner on twilight tours.

Rose likes to provide flexibility in her tours. In many cases, elements of one tour can be substituted by elements of another, in line with your interests.

Up to five passengers can travel in comfort and style in Rose’s 2016 Kia Carnival.

Half day tours

(up to 4 hours)

  • Per person rate for bookings of two to three people$175 NZD
  • Per person rate for bookings for four to five people (20% discount)$140NZD
  • One person bookings (20% surcharge) - $210 NZD
  • Children under 12 half price$87.50 NZD

 

Full day tours

(up to 8 hours)

  • Per person rate for bookings of two to three people$280 NZD
  • Per person rate for bookings for four to five people (20% discount)$230NZD
  • One person bookings (20% surcharge) - $335 NZD
  • Children under 12 half price$140 NZD

Twilight tours

Twilight tours (summer: 6-9pm, winter: 4-7pm) - $175 per person

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About Rose


Rose loves New Zealand, and delights in providing visitors with opportunities to explore and discover the essence of the country.

About Rose


Rose loves New Zealand, and delights in providing visitors with opportunities to explore and discover the essence of the country.

“What a brilliant day we had with you on our recent cruise ship shore visit to Wellington. It was undoubtedly the best day trip we took in 42 days of sailing across the Pacific from Seattle.”

Pat, USA

Whether you’re a cruise ship passenger, holiday-maker or have the chance for a bit of R’n’R following a work trip, Rose can provide you with an experience that will inspire and delight.

In her varied career, Rose has provided film directors and studio executives, business leaders and international media with memorable authentic experiences of New Zealand.

From her years of hosting overseas visitors, Rose knows that it is often the little things – the out-of-the-way and the unexpected – that bring the greatest delight. Rose likes to take every opportunity to share the quirky and idiosyncratic aspects of Wellington and New Zealand to her guests.