Eight tourists rescued from capsized kayaks in Wellington Harbour

The tourists were kayaking in Wellington Harbour.
The tourists were kayaking in Wellington Harbour. Photo credit: iStock

Emergency services have rescued eight tourists from a kayak trip in Wellington.

Passengers from the Noordam cruise ship were on a guided tour of the harbour on Thursday afternoon when some of the group capsized.

An elderly passenger is being treated for hypothermia.

Police say it is a timely reminder to check the weather forecast before heading out onto the water.

Newshub.