Kia ora, we are Suzee & Jo, together we created uTours.
We want to help make your time in Wellington fabulous
We are passionate Wellingtonians, dog lovers, & creatives. We are blown away by how lucky we are to be living in Wellington. For many years, we have had great fun introducing our hometown to visitors. Having chosen to leave the rat race, we are putting our energy and passion into building uTours.
We are always conscious of our responsibility to look after our beautiful environment and seek to reduce uTours’ impact where we can. We have committed to the Tiaki Promise – we will drive safely, care for our land, sea and nature, tread lightly and leave no trace where we visit. (https://tiakinewzealand.com/)
Each day we get to feel good about making a difference - through sharing our local knowledge, making connections, and helping you get more out of your time in Wellington.
We have experienced the joys and trials of travelling. Between us, our travel adventures have taken us to the UK, Europe, Iceland, the US, China, Mexico, Chile, Pacific Islands, Scandinavia, the Philippines and Bali. We have also travelled extensively around New Zealand and Australia. We will provide you with local knowledge to better inform your holiday decisions.
Suzee (left) - As an artist & Wellingtonian, I am interested in people & their stories, curious about the world and keen to make a difference. To create your best unique experience of Wellington, I will find the places & stories that are meaningful for you. I am a keen photographer, so will take great photos for you on our day out (check out our website photos). I am also a certified First Aider.
Jo (right) - I have called Wellington my home for over 20 years. I love sharing stories of how Wellington and its people have developed since the first Māori inhabitants. I am a keen but amateur gardener and am moving towards a zero waste lifestyle. I am working to minimise the impact uTours has on the environment.
We continue to foster rescue puppies, which adds some fun to our lives. In fact, they are such fun that we have kept two of them, Luna and Tama.
The beginning of uTours
Part of the catalyst for starting uTours was our experience of hiring drivers in Bali. At the start of the day, we discussed our interests and options with the driver. Not only did we visit the must see tourist locations, we went off the beaten track to follow our interests & learnt so much more about the reality of Balinese life. We visited more places, avoided crowds, discovered unexpected sights, met locals and purchased goods direct from producers. We would not have been able to do this on our own. We wanted to offer this to visitors in Wellington.
Let us connect you with the Wellington that locals love.
Why Choose uTours?
- Conversation, personal space & local connections.
- Friendly, informed & well-travelled local tour guide.
- Travel at your own pace.
- Itinerary designed to your interests.
- Experience the best of Wellington & surrounds.
- Convenient pick up from your central accommodation.
- Enjoy great views from our comfortable vehicles.
- We make Wellington easy for you.