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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly the Downtown Backpackers) Wellington has an on-site Travel Shop for booking day-trips, accommodation, travel and the vast range of activities right across New Zealand. We can also offer advice on where to eat, what to do in the city or how to best get around.

Looking for a job, a car, second hand shoes, camping gear, a travel mate or anything else? Have a look at our notice boards in our communal area, or stick a notice on the board yourself. This is a perfect way for travellers to meet and help each other with the little things that can mean so much.

  • Activities around Wellington
  • Kiwi, Stray and Flying Kiwi bus tours
  • Intercity bus trips
  • Airbus tickets, super shuttle tickets
  • Interislander tickets for the Wellington-Picton ferry
  • International phone cards for cheap calls
  • We are agents for Intercity, Newmans, Inter-Islander Ferry, and more!
  • BBH Membership

You can also check out some USEFUL LINKS which will make your experience in Wellington way easier!

Wellington Rover Tours

We are official representatives of Wellington Rover Tours, an amazing company in town which offers exclusive tours in Wellington to explore The Lord of the Rings tracks, twilight tours (Wellington after light), country escapes and more..!

Have a look at the tours and book them now

bike-rover-tours-wellington-thumbExplore Wellington by Bike
Wellington is a city perfectly designed for mountain biking. A gorgeous harbour fringed by historic suburbs and with forest covered hills.

lort-full-rover-tours-wellington-thumbLord of the Rings – Full Day Tour
There are two main components of our tours. Firstly the locations. Our tour visits the best locations in Wellington. Secondly, and our past clients tell us more importantly is the HOW and the WHY and the WHAT!

twilight-rover-tours-wellington-thumbExperience Welli by Night
As Twilight rolls in we leave the city for Happy Valley and the South Coast. A short 10 minute drive through historic suburbs we are enjoying the solitude of the setting sun over the South Island.

wairarapa-rover-tours-wellington-thumbAdventure Wairarapa
A country escape for Wellington city folk, a scenic wine growing and farming region that offers visitors to Wellington a range of activities to suit all tastes.

Note that tours’ pages are secured and verified by GoDaddy Inc. feel save to proceed with the bookings. Also please keep in mind that availability is given 5 days prior the desired departure date, bookings within that period of time will be on hold until we can confirm it for you!

Flying kiwi tours

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Fantastic location as we arrived from the Bluebridge Ferry and had to leave from the main railway station the next morning. Private rooms were great and not noisy as we had heard. Restaurant looked good but no time to try it out. Very friendly staff.

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