1. Wellington - The Dark Side

The original walking tour of Wellington's historical underbelly - murder scenes, riots, dens of ill-repute and more...
 
New Zealand’s most infamous political bombing.
The ‘smallest’ red light district in the world.
The crimes of New Zealand’s longest-serving prisoner.
The massive brawl involving US and New Zealand servicemen that left Manners and Cuba Streets swimming in blood and broken glass.

Departs from the corner of Manners Mall and Cuba Mall (next to the glass street directory). [map]

Bookings are essential. Cost including GST: Adults $33, Children (if you think they can handle it!) $20, YHA/Backpackers $29.


2. Grog's Own Country
The story of drinking in Wellington - includes visits to two historical pubs.

Tour traces the evolution of the Kiwi drinking culture - from frontier grog shops to the prohibitionists and 'wowsers', to the infamous 'six o'clock swill'.
Hear Wellington's quirky history (amidst the drinking yarns) and visit some of its notable landmarks - including the grounds of Parliament.
Pub stops include complimentary drinks.

Departs from the Cenotaph - the war memorial at the corner of Bowen Street and Lambton Quay (outside Parliament Buildings). [map]

Bookings are essential. Cost including GST: Adults $39, YHA/Backpackers $35. Note: You must be at least 18 years old to do this tour.

 
3. Capital Scandal
Headline-grabbing follies, conspiracies and indiscretions that have outraged and titillated Wellington and beyond...

 
Get the lowdown on the shameful antics of Wellington's founding fathers.
Gasp at the high-profile careers wrecked by Cold War spy scandals, dangerous liaisons and greed-fueled fraud.
Cringe at public works disasters that have left a huge and indelible egg stain on the city.

Departs from the Cenotaph - the war memorial at the corner of Bowen Street and Lambton Quay (outside Parliament Buildings). [map]

Bookings are essential. Cost including GST: Adults $33, Children $20, YHA/Backpackers $29.


Booking details for all tours:
Phone
04 380-0316, or email Will@top.net.nz, or contact the Visitor Information Centre in Wellington on 04-802-4860.

Summer season times (November to March)
Weekdays: 5.15pm.
Weekends: Sundays by arrangement.

Other times available on demand, please get in touch to discuss.

Please bring good walking shoes and appropriate clothing if the weather’s looking poor – we operate rain or shine!
 

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