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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!


  • 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.

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Adult $55.00
Child $39.00



  • Minimum age 5 years old.


  • 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 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

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  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$39.00

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00

  • Adult$43.90 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$39.00

  • Adult$43.90 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$32.00

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chrizellec from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2022

Splendid Island!

We had a great time! saw a couple of green parrots, fantails, and baby albatross! Staff were really nice. 😊

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shereef1 from New Zealand wrote on 03 July 2021

Superb and special

A very enjoyable experience, as a history lover I appreciated every moment of what made it a special experience was Emma, who was wonderful to show me around the museum and was patient enough to answer my questions. A truely awesome person with lots of knowledge around the history of Māori around the Somes island. Thank you Emma for all your fantastic work and for making this experience a very memorable one. I strongly recommend this for those who have a limited understanding around the history in NZ. Thanks to Emma for breaking it down streaming and passing the history so easily .She really makes it so easy. The fish and chips was such a great treat, great way to have lunch on a ferry!

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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.

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Theresa Hannan from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2020


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.

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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

Tory from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2020


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

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Thanks so much for your review Tory!


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