Wellington Things to Do

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    Wellington Botanic Garden
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    Military Cannon in Botanic Garden
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    Walkway through Botanic Garden
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  • 1. Parliament Buildings & Beehive

    Take a guided tour and learn about how New Zealand's government works. You'll see how laws are passed. Bills are introduced into the democratically elected House of Representatives, who then vote on...

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  • 2. Wellington Cable Car

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    With over 110 years of service to the City of Wellington, the Wellington Cable Car allows easy access for pedestrians between Lambton Quay (downtown Wellington) and the Botanic Garden and Kelburn...

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  • 3. Mt Victoria

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If Wellington is like San Francisco, then Mt Victoria is like Twin Peaks. It's the best place within the city to enjoy a panoramic overview of the harbour, the city centre, and the nearby suburbs....

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  • 4. Te Papa National Museum

    this marvellous building shows the (natural, cultural) history of New Zealand. We started at the top, the 6th floor and worked our way down. It is bit oversized, but will gradually fill up. The only...

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  • 5. Waterfront

    This is the best place to learn all about Wellington's past, especially the maritime history. It's full of ship models, sea memorabilia, and exhibits on local life in the past. Of particular interest...

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  • 6. Wellington Botanic Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wellington Botanic Gardens is lcoated in 25ha of unique landscape. It has protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, set with great views over...

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  • 7. ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Zealandia received two takahe birds in January 2011 from Mana Island, to add variety to the existing birdlife. Takahe are an endangered species, and in fact were thought to be extinct before a colony...

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  • 8. Lambton Quay & Downtown

    Lambton Quay crosses Wellington downtown and shops (international chains and local activities) line up on both sides of the road. While shopping and window-shopping also take a look at some "old"...

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  • 9. Wellington Zoo

    I have spent a lot of time at the Wellington Zoo because I grew up in this city. And I have seen it change from lions and tigers in tiny concrete cages to something way more animal friendly. Back in...

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  • 10. The National War Memorial

    The National War Memorial and Carillon commemorates all the New Zealanders who served and died in the Boer War, World War I, World War II, and the wars in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. It is one of the...

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  • 11. Katherine Mansfield house

    Katherine Mansfield house is at a walking distance from the downtown Wellington. It is a house of two fllors. You have to pay a fee for visiting it.There is a...

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  • 12. Old St Paul's Church

    Designed by Frederick Thatcher, this is one of New Zealand's finest churches. Completed in 1866, it was constructed from the highest quality timber, including...

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  • 13. Cuba Street

    This is Wellington's Haight-Ashbury. Named for the Cuba, a passenger ship used to bring immigrants, it was among the first Wellington streets to have a real...

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  • 14. Weta Cave

    Peter Jackon and his crew created most of their props, costumes, and sets here at Weta studios in Wellington. The weta, by the way, is a huge and scary-looking...

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  • 15. Kaitoke Regional Park

    Kaitoke is a beautiful Forest park, with a mighty river.Home to the Lord of Rings site 'Rivendell'.There is a suspension bridge which gives a magnificent view...

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  • 16. La colmena / The Beehive

    El edificio que alberga las oficinas ministeriales del parlamento de Nueva Zelanda le llaman la Colmena. La razón del nombre es bastante obvio, aunque muchos de...

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  • 17. Centro Cívico / Civic square

    El Centro Cívico está formado por una serie de edificios con un diseño arquitectónico muy interesante , que rodean un gran espacio abierto y un puente que lo...

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  • 18. Steps up to The Terrace

    At the first corner of Boulcott St when coming off Manners St there are steps you can take to get up to The Terrace. There are 100 or so steps to get up so it's...

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  • 19. More than just a movie theatre

    I love this place! Not only do they have an interesting line up of new movies but they also host film festivals. The Human Rights Festival is on at the moment...

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  • 20. Railway Station - more than a Place of Transport

    This is much more than a place where trains depart and arrive. It is a majestic building in late Classical style, designed by the architectural firm Gray Young,...

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  • 21. Chews Lane

    Chews Lane is the newest of all streets in Wellington city and runs between Willis and Victoria Streets. The lane has a coffee shop, food place and bar (3C) if...

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  • 22. Massey Memorial

    A nice thing to do on a nice day in Wellinton is a drive round the bays.If you leave from Oriental bay driving round the bays, continue on through Shelly Bay...

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  • 23. Bolton St Cemetery

    It's not creepy - old cemeteries usually aren't - and it's free - and it is very close to the CBD.I have got ancestors buried there so it is of particular...

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  • 24. City Gallery

    It is so strange coming back to my home town and finding so many of the buildings have changed their use. Those that are still there of course.One of my most...

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  • 25. Museum of Wellington City & Sea

    This fabulous small museum is located in an historic building at Queen’s Wharf. It displays Wellington’s social history and maritime past, with videos,...

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