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Wellington South Coast 4wd morning trip

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Wellington South Coast 4wd morning trip

8 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English
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Wellington South Coast 4wd morning trip

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Wellington South Coast 4wd morning trip

8 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I'll collect you from the meeting location and provide a safety briefing and trip outline before beginning our adventure in my 4wd vehicle. During our trip I'll provide commentary about the Wellington region, it’s cultural, natural and geological history, and the natural environment. From the city centre we'll drive upto the Brooklyn wind turbine scenic lookout for stunning panoramic views of Wellington city and the surrounding areas. From there we'll traverse rugged hills above the Wellington south coast with stunning panoramic views across to the Kaikoura mountains on the South Island and beyond. We travel along a private road to Hawkins Hill 500m above sea level, the highest lookout point around Wellington for spectacular unobstructed views across the Cook Strait to the South Island and across to Cape Palliser in the east. To the west we can see the Makara wind farm, and to the north the Tararua mountain ranges. Leaving Hawkins Hill we then enter Long Gully Station following 4wd tracks through rugged private land down, encountering wildlife along the way, to Sinclair Head for a closeup views of the NZ Fur seals. After a drink and snacks, we'll traverse The Gates of Mordor and along the 4wd beach track passing through the Taputeranga Marine Reserve. We'll finish our journey by viewing Wellington city from Mt Victoria, and then back to the city centre.

Your host

Learn more about Raymond

Raymond

I am an experienced adventure tour guide with over 20 years of leading adventure related trips and tours with a deep understanding of Wellington’s cultural, geological, natural and maritime history. Over many years I have explored the Wellington and Wairarapa areas of the lower North Island and taken shared this experience with many of my Airbnb guests. I have an interest in history, palaeontology, conservation, and the natural environment that we live in. I am also a fully qualified scuba diving instructor and have explored New Zealand diverse coastline over many years and have a rich understanding of Wellington city and the surrounding natural environment.

What's included

Food
Transportation
4wd vehicle for the trip

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Where you'll be

From Wellington city travel to the south coast via public roads stopping at the iconic Brooklyn Turbine, traversing a private farm, via rugged 4wd tracks reaching 500m above sea level at Hawkins Hill that provides spectacular panoramic views all around Wellington. During our journey down to the rugged Wellington South Coast we'll encounter wild animals before stopping at Sinclair Head to view the seals and then traverse The Gates of Mordor.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Guests do not need any previous experience, but a sense of adventure would be great. Please ensure you bring warm clothing suitable for the weather prevailing weather conditions on the day.

What to bring

Warm clothing

More tips

This is a 4wd trip around the rugged South Coast of Wellington. The trip is scheduled for daylight hours, usually a morning a start, so differs from my other South Coast trip that is scheduled for guests to enjoy the sunsets. I am flexible around the start time of the trip. Bring warm clothing.

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Raymond
Wellington South Coast 4wd morning trip
8 reviews
$113/person
8 reviews
$113/person