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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
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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."
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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

More Local Customs in Wellington

get thee to an espresso bar!

There are reportedly more cafes in Wellington per capita than anywherelse you can think of (how's that for scientific?)A glossary:Flat White: espresso drink with unfoamed milkLong Black: espresso with...
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tomatohead
Apr 04, 2011

Flashing the plastic

People in NZ eftpos all the time. They don't seem to carry cash. Mothers in my local shop eftpos 2 ice creams for their rugrats. A visitor was going to eftpos a one dollar postcard until I batted her...
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craic
Jan 03, 2010

The (boring) squabble between Aussies and Kiwis

Please - nobody mention pavlova!!!! I know who invented pavlova. (It was a kiwi, right?)I was highly amused wandering Wellington yesterday near the carillion which is also a War Memorial - to find a...
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craic
Jan 03, 2010

The traditional Santa Parade

On one of our visits in November we stumbled over the Santa Parade. No, not completely correct. We went there on purpose after having learnt by coincidence that it would take place on the Sunday we...
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Kakapo2
Nov 26, 2009

Wellington Must Miss Its famous local Smokers

Because when a posthumous exhibition was given to our wonderful local painter - Rita Angus - the painting they chose to hoist on top of Te Papa to publicise it was of her in a camel hair coat with a...
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craic
Jan 09, 2009

Paddy the Wanderer

Somehow this memorial plaque in front of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts had escaped my notice on my previous visit(s). Lucky me I discovered it when I was accompanied by VT member craic who told me that...
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Kakapo2
Jul 17, 2008
 
 
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Skate Boarders

It's a really weird thing that Wellington seems to have the most sk8r boys in NZ. You can often see them skating down Courtenay Place behind and, sometimes it's almost too hard to watch, in front of...
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fishandchips
Jul 01, 2008

Quite a Desk

Perhaps you know of the NZ writer Janet Frame (recently deceased, alas.) Jane Campion made a movie of her autobio called An Angel At My Table.You probably don't know of Charles Brasch, NZ poet and...
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craic
May 15, 2008

NZ and its psyche

Russell Brown, an author with the Lonely Planet travel guide, has made a point of looking at the NZ national psyche and has discovered that its most apparent manifestation is the question: “So, what...
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Assenczo
Nov 10, 2007

Umbrella usage

A lot of visitors to Wellington often wonder why Wellingtonians don't use umbrellas when it's raining.Umbrellas are practically useless given the wind. Visitors who try to use them quickly find their...
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salisbury3933
Nov 26, 2006

Jaywalking

Jaywalking seems to be THE sport in this city. You'll probably see more people crossing the street anywhere else but at the trafficlights, and if they use the lights, they do it on red most of the...
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knerten
Oct 11, 2005

walking down the street never seemed complicated!

They have a kind of unwritten rule that you walk down the left hand side of the pavement, so if its a wide pavement, just make sure you're roughly on the left hand side if its busy or you'll be...
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Stellco
Sep 09, 2005

Hills, Hills Everywhere You Walk

Be prepared to walk, and walk up towards the sky. Wellington is known to have nice scenic walks (eg. Mt. Victoria), but everywhere you go will feel like you are walking up the side of a mountain. From...
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djramey
Sep 28, 2004

Weather shelter

Wellington is notorious for its weather and in response to that the city council put up these shelters all around the CBD, particularly at busy traffic lights, so people can huddle while they wait for...
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knerten
Jul 29, 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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2 Grey St, Wellington, North Island, 6011, New Zealand
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Cnr Bolton & Mowbray Sts, Wellington, North Island, 6140, New Zealand
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75 Featherston St, Wellington, North Island, 6000, New Zealand
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90 Cable St, Wellington, North Island, 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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djramey

"wellington, nz"
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knerten

"Windy Wellington"
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