Except for periods overseas travelling, working on camps in America and working on cruise ships, I have lived here since I was two. It is a fantastic little city - named by Lonely Planet as "the Coolest Little Capital in the World" - with a beautiful harbour, easy to walk around and home to a thriving movie industry (of which I have been a part, working on 12 movies to date).
Whenever my overseas friends visit I enjoy taking them on a "tiki-tour" around Wellington; around the Bays, up to Mt Victoria for a scenic view or, time permitting, up to the Brooklyn Windmill. If a walking tour in town is preferred, there's Te Papa Museum, the Cable Car up to the Botanical Gardens, the iconic Beehive and shopping on Lambton Quay. I am happy to adapt the itinerary and times as necessary.
A small city by world standards - only 400, 000 population - but with a vibrant theatre and nightlife if that's what you're into, Wellington is also the southernmost capital in the world and the gateway to the South Island via the Cook Strait ferry.
Nau mai, haere mai. Come and visit and let me show you my home.
26/8/16 PLEASE NOTE: Due to my "normal" work commitments, as of September 2016, I will need to have at least two weeks notice before booking a Tour. Thank you.
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a great time touring Wellington with Robbie! A private tour is the way to go because Robbie was very flexible to our needs while at the same time recommending all the key sites we should see in his home town. We learned he is a history major so his historical knowledge of Wellington and New Zealand is excellent. Something that fits well with my husbands thirst for knowledge. Being in the New Zealand's capital city was very special and Robbie made sure we experienced all that was special here.
I have lived in Wellington most of my life and I love the city.
I have been fortunate to have been involved as an extra in a number of films made in Wellington's thriving movie - including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong.
I have an NZTA issued Passenger Endorsement for my Driver's Licence, as well as my Private Hire Registration. I have also recently had my First Aid certificate renewed.
I have recently worked for a year and a half on cruise ships based in England, during which time I enjoyed going on tours with passengers as often as I could.