Wellington Museum - Ship 'n' Chip Tour

Voyage Wellington’s beautiful harbour and soak up its fascinating history on a fun filled Ship n Chip Tour!

Highlights

  • Begin with a guided tour through Wellington Museum
  • Enjoy a classic kiwi fish ’n’ chip lunch
  • Board the East by West ferry to Matiu/Somes Island
  • Explore the Island on a self-guided tour

Take a guided tour through Wellington Museum and a trip to Matiu/Somes Island. The tour begins at Wellington Museum, exploring the unique history and quirks of the New Zealand’s capital city. From Maori settlement, European immigration, to what the city has become today.

After visiting the Wellington Museum, you can enjoy a classic kiwi fish ’n’ chip lunch on board the East by West ferry as you make your way to Matiu/Somes Island. A beautiful reserve where native flora and fauna thrive.

Explore the Island on a self-guided tour. Climb the hills for amazing views of the harbour, look for wildlife, and discover the colourful history of the island.

Check out the great deals on our other products:

Space Place Family Entry

Space Place Entry

Nairn Street Cottage

Adult $55.00
Child $39.00

Restrictions

  • Minimum age 5 years old.

Notes

  • Please dress appropriately for walking and changeable weather (including bringing a waterbottle) and get in touch with operator regarding any special dietary requirements
  • Child price applies to ages 6-16yrs.

    Departures: Tours start at Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf at 11am and return at 3.55pm (optional return at 2pm on the weekends)

Available Bookings from September 25 to October 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 25 Sep
Sat 26 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Mon 28 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Wed 30 Sep
Thu 1 Oct

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$43.90
  • Child$32.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$43.90
  • Child$39.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$39.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$45.00
  • Child$32.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.4

25 reviews

Showing all 25 authenticated Bookme reviews

Tory from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2020

Excellent

Very friendly and knowledgeable guides through museum and awesome day out exploring the island.

Share Link

This review helped me

From Wellington Museum - Ship 'n' Chip Tour

Thanks so much for your review Tory!

Graham from New Zealand wrote on 28 October 2018

Great tour

Excellent guided tour of the Wellington Museum, with friendly and helpful guide. Given Fish and chips lunch to take on board the boat. Great trip across the water to the island with views back to the city. Easy walking around a historic and interesting island with views back to the city. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Recommend

Share Link

This review helped me

fayes2 from United Kingdom wrote on 09 March 2020

very informative

Wiremu/William was a great guide. Very informative, happy to answer questions as you walk around. No reading from a script.

Share Link

This review helped me

Theresa Hannan from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2020

Dissappointed

The tour was very rushed at the Museum. The lady that took us through Was very serious and did not put any humour into at all. Then we went to get our fish and chips and the museum had bugged up with order so got on board ferry without food as it was lunch time was not a good start. Went on ferry to island only to be shut in a room with department of conservation for 15 mins checking bags, pockets etc to see if we had brought mice or rats with us. Stayed on island for 10 mins and promptly caught the next ferry back to get our fish and chips. Sadly thinking this would be a high point was not to be. Fish was shark which was dry and tough to eat. Would not recommend this tour at all if travelling to Wellington.

Share Link

This review helped me

From Wellington Museum - Ship 'n' Chip Tour

Hi Theresa, Very sorry to hear of your experience. This is not up to standard, please feel free to call me so we can discus this further. Kind regards, Krystle 04 4710919

Charisse Gleeson from New Zealand wrote on 08 March 2020

Ship and Chip Tour Wellington

It was a perfect sunny day for a trip to Matui/Somes Island. The experience started off with a very informative tour through the Wellington Museum with our tour guide. My partner and I would like to go back to the Museum to take more of a look around.

Share Link

This review helped me

close

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Adult

    Child

      *Option must be made together with another price type.
      close

      Qualmark Certification

      This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

      This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

      This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

      When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

      Sample menu

      close
      delete

      Delete your content?

      This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.

      close
      playlist_add
      close
      question_answer