The Wellington Film Tour begins at Nomads Capital for a pick up at 11am or 2pm, great if you're not a morning person or want to do something else before or after. The group is a maximum of 7 which makes it feel like a trip out with mates.
Deano is very easy going so if there is something you especially want to see in Wellington just suggest it and he will see what he can do, Deano will also drop you off wherever you like, handy if you need to make a flight!
We began our drive through Wellington City Centre out towards Oriental Parade and around all the bays, beautiful sights looking back towards the city. As we drove along Deano played some games with the group and told us some interesting facts about Wellington.
When we arrived at the Weta Caves for our first stop, Deano gives a guided tour of the caves (no one else does this!) and gives you enough time to watch the film, I had no idea how many films Weta had been involved in or for how long, definitely worth checking out! There is also time to pose with some of the models and hold a gun from district 9, very cool!
We then continued out to Scorching bay, some more interesting facts are unveiled that not even most Wellingtonians would know, I won’t ruin it, you will have to find out yourself :) Scorching bay is a great place to come for a coffee and cake looking over the water, check out Scorcharama cafe. From here we drove back along the bays looking out to where some of King Kong was filmed, awesome rugged panoramas and if you’re lucky you might catch sight of the South Island from Moa point.
Next Stop is Mount Victoria lookout, via Lyall bay, the best views of Wellington are from up here, if you have time you could even leave the tour here and have a picnic on the hill, there are also some great walks that start from this point, check out DOC for more info and something off the beaten track.
After checking out the views Deano drove the team back to Nomads Capital or wherever they chose and bid farewell. You will find if impossible not to have a laugh on this 2 1/2 hour road trip and it’s not to be missed, especially for $20!