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 14 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.
8/7/19 PLEASE NOTE: Due to my "normal" work commitments, as of July 2019, I will need to have at least one month's notice before booking a Tour, particularly in summer. If you are wanting to book within that time-frame, please message me to check my availability. Thank you.
A Recent Review of this guide
This tour is for the real LOTR fan. Highly recommend taking the LOTR tour with a former extra who has inside knowledge of the behind-the-scenes workings of the films. Robbie was an enthusiastic guide. He showed up on time, no problems, and had a very clean and comfortable vehicle.
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.