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The Great War Exhibition Guided Tour
"Located in the historic Wellington Dominion Museum Building within the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park the Exhibition takes a wide look at the Great War - at all forces and all countries involved. The stunning artefacts including a life size tank a range of replica and genuine guns and over 5000 hand painted miniature figures depict the trials and horrors of war. The lives and experiences of New Zealanders who served and lived during that time highlight the bravery and enduring spirit which helped shape who the people of New Zealand are today. The Great War Exhibition melting away 100 years helping us to understand the hardships endured by those who served and those who stayed behind.This exhibition is truly world-class
From NZD25.00
 
Wellington City Scenic Private Tour
"Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation for up to 9 people. From here you can decide where you want to go or you can take the standard tour.The standard route begins with a drive through the entertainment district of Courtenay Place to the Mt Victoria lookout. You will then travel round the south coast of Miramar Peninsula and have the option of a 1 home of the New Zealand film industry. You will then travel back into town around the Harbour Bays before climbing to take in the views from Te Ahumairangi. Travel down through the historic suburb of Thorndon with a stop at historic Old St Pauls. the national museum and art gallery (only a part of it will be visited in the time available) Weta Workshop tour for 50 minutes (not included advise prior to departure) The National War Memorial Park and Great War Exhibition
From NZD875.00
 
Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour
"In this comprehensive tour of Wellington you will also see the Summit of Mount Victoria the Plimmer Steps the Old Bank Arcade the Museum of Wellington City and Sea the Wellington Railway St Paul's Cathedral. As well as this you will see the Parliament Building which is known worldwide as ""The Beehive"" because of its unusual shape. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and this tour will not disappoint. Take the frustration out of no what to do or what to see by doing this wonderful walking tour which gives you a snapshot of the best things to see and do in this eclectic city which is awash with colorful characters of all ethnicities."
From $20.00

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Why a Quay is in the Middle of the City

You might wonder why Lambton Quay is a quay although it looks like and is a normal street. But it once was the fringe of the land, so a beach road – and not even the original one. Its name is...
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Kakapo2
Apr 16, 2008

Coffee Capital

Wellington is certainly the coffee capital of New Zealand and probably of Oceania with Australia a long way behind. With such great places as Cafe Laffare, Iona, Plum and Mojo Wellington has major...
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fishandchips
May 03, 2007

Architecture

Wellington is surely the city in NZ with the most character. Not just in the society and people, but also in the architecture.Maybe because of the layout or the "terrain" of the city, which has many...
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kiwi
Jun 23, 2005

Wellington Visitor Information Centre

This is the official Visitor & Travel Centre for the Capital City, operated by Positively Wellington and backed by Wellington City Council & part of New Zealand's national Visitor Information...
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wkcsmt
Feb 22, 2005

I hate these wires!

Wellington still has electric buses running. That means that many of the streets have wires and cables hanging around...making it nearly impossible to make nice strret pictures, because these wires...
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knerten
Jul 29, 2004

Alliance Francaise of Wellington

As we were wandering the streets of Wellington, I happened to notice a sign announcing the Alliance Francaise, and as I am a member of this organisation in Australia, I decided to check out the...
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Kate-Me
Apr 24, 2004
 
 
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Maori Tattoo Art studio/museum

Unfortunately when we went there, the Tattoo museum was closed, but there was a fairly good write-up about it in the Lonely Planet Guide. Maori tattoo art has a very long tradition in NZ, and though I...
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Kate-Me
Apr 24, 2004

Cinemas and Monsters

Another thing I found interesting about Wellington city was the presence of huge monsters on several cinema buildings, no doubt a remnant from Lord of the Rings. Te Papa museum also had a kind of...
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Kate-Me
Apr 24, 2004

Wooden Churches

Wellington had some particularly nice examples of wooden churches, which I rather enjoyed seeing (perhaps because most of our churches in Australia are either bluestone or stone or brick)I was...
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Kate-Me
Apr 24, 2004

Civic Centre 2

I was rather pleased with this photo. If you blow it up, you'll see that I caught a photo of a woman crossing the square, just as her coat billowed out behind her. Maybe I was thinking of the Matrix...
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Kate-Me
Apr 20, 2004

Civic Centre 1

We came across the civic centre quite by accident, and found it quite impressive. Imposing buildings of different styles - some modern, some more traditional, the library is on one side, Visitor...
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Kate-Me
Apr 20, 2004

My first visit to Wellington

My first visit to Wellington was on a school trip when I was about 7. We travelled overnight on a sleeper train, toured the important buildings in Wellington the next day and made our return the next...
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keeweechic
Aug 04, 2003

More churches...

And still more churches (for a part of our walk, there seemed to be one on almost every corner, as we headed away from the direction of the waterfront)
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Kate-Me
Apr 24, 2004

Churches

Another attractive church we came across on our on foot explorations of the city centre (which is quite hilly in parts)
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Apr 24, 2004

Top Hotels in Wellington

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133-137 The Terrace, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand
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147 The Terrace, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand
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Cnr Bolton & Mowbray Sts, Wellington, North Island, 6140, New Zealand
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Top Things to Do in Wellington

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Mt Victoria

Wanna go for a walk? How about hiking? Don’t worry you don’t need a hiking shoes or a guide. Just take a bus to Mt. Victoria and then walk yourself back to the city. No trolls in the forest, promise!...
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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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Wellington Cable Car

Feeling like a tourist? Want to experience Wellington’s most popular tourist attraction? Head to Lambton Quay and book one way ticket ($4.5, $7 for a return) towards Kelburn via Cablecar. Check out...
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ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

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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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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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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Top 5 Wellington Writers

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Kakapo2

"A Capital on Shaky Hills and wind-swept Seas"
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fishandchips

"Wellington - Capital of New Zealand"
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craic

"Raffish and Energetic - Quirky and Agreeable"
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kiwi

"WELLINGTON - The Capital of our country."
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"wellington, nz"
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