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Things To Do In Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand's capital city is home to Parliament, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, a thriving film industry and is known as the culinary capital of New Zealand. Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet. Nestled between a sparkling harb... Show More

Tourist Information About Wellington

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Wellington Scenic Full Day Tour

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Rum , craft beer & kombucha  tour

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Scenic Kāpiti Coast Tour

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Wellington's Cocktail Tour (Walking Tour)

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

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A Taste of Wellington - Half Day Food Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Enjoy the taste sensations of Wellington as we drive from place to place where you will learn about the art of good coff ...

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Walking Food Tour of Wellington

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Discover the ultimate Walking Food Tour of New Zealand's capital city Wellington,and experience the unique food and drin ...

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Introducing Te Papa Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Beginning over one hundred million years ago, join your guide on a journey through New Zealand’s rich history and cul ...

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Kāpiti Coast Foodie Tour

Activity LocationKapiti Coast, Wellington

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Wellington Full Day Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Witness the best sights of New Zealand's capital city up close and personal, before experiencing the beauty of the coast ...

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Wellington’s Ultimate Fashion Odyssey Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Discover the ultimate bespoke fashion experience specialising in show casing local and national designers. This persona ...

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Wine and Wild Coast Tour

Activity LocationWairarapa, Wellington

An epic tour covering everything the wonderful Wellington and Wairarapa regions have to offer from ancient rainforest, a ...

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Axe Throwing in Brewtown (Individuals)

Activity LocationUpper Hutt, Wellington

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Wellington Craft Beer Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Welcome to the spiritual home of New Zealand Craft Beer! Visit up to 5 breweries on your private tour of some of the fi ...

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Wharekauhau Heli Lunch

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Wellington Scenic helicopter flight to Wharekaukau Country Estate to enjoy a complementary glass of wine on arrival foll ...

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Martinborough Foodie Delights Tour

Activity LocationWairarapa, Wellington

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Remutaka Rail Trail eBike Explorer Day Trip

Activity LocationUpper Hutt, Wellington

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty on an eBike (electric bike). The flagship daytrip o ...

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Wellington Bike Rental Hub

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

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4 hour eBike hire from Wildfinder Pencarrow

Activity LocationLower Hutt, Wellington

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Martinborough Winery Tour

Activity LocationWairarapa, Wellington

Short on time? Enjoy a guided private 6 hour winery tour to the Pinot Noir Capital of the North Island – Martinboroug ...

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Wellington Foodie Delights Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Savour the fabulous tastes and sights of the stunning capital city of New Zealand – Wellington. Enjoy a guided Foodie ...

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Martinborough Wine Tour

Activity LocationWairarapa, Wellington

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Martinborough Half Day Winery Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

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Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer Day Trip

Activity LocationUpper Hutt, Wellington

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Axe Throwing in Brewtown (Group of up to 12)

Activity LocationUpper Hutt, Wellington

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Full Day Wellington Food Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

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Single Kayak Hire at Days Bay

Activity LocationLower Hutt, Wellington

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Full Day Wairarapa Winery Tour

Activity LocationWairarapa, Wellington

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Bay of Many Coves Heli-lunch

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

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Double Kayak Hire at Days Bay

Activity LocationLower Hutt, Wellington

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Tourist Information About Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand's capital city is home to Parliament, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, a thriving film industry and is known as the culinary capital of New Zealand. Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet. Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rugged green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. The surrounding towns rivers and coastline abound in a variety of landscape and activities from wineries, beautiful walks and cycle trails to water-based activities and wildlife experiences.


Best Attractions and free things to do in Wellington



Te Papa

1. Te Papa

If you haven't yet, you must visit the Museum of New Zealand; Te Papa Tongarewa. With six floors of beautiful, cultural and interactive displays encased in an architectural marvel of a building, this national museum is a top-priority must see.

If the words "national museum" bring up visions of dusty artifacts in glass cases, you haven't seen Te Papa. Te Papa's innovative, modern, and bicultural approach distinguishes it from other museums, and unlike many others, general admission is free and the museum is open every day.

 
Wētā Workshop Cave

2. Wētā Workshop Cave

The Wētā Workshop Cave, located in Miramar, a short distance from Wellington's city center, creates physical effects for some of the world's most well-known films and television series, including Lord of the Rings!

To create Oscar-winning props, costumes, and monster effects, the design and manufacturing factory blends cutting-edge technology with hand-crafted craftsmanship. And, most of all, they welcome visitors who want to observe how the magic is created.

 
Mount Victoria Lookout

3. Mount Victoria Lookout

Take a leisurely bike through our gorgeous countryside and stop for lunch at the Matatoki Cheese Barn, which has won several awards. This is a great tour for the whole family because there are many animals to feed and pet all throughout the site. The pathway is quite easy to follow and is completely off the beaten path. Take a leisurely bike through our gorgeous countryside and stop by the Matatoki Cheese Barn Cafe for lunch. There are also farm animals nearby that enjoy being fed and handled, making this a fun activity for the entire family.

 
Wellington waterfront

4. Wellington waterfront

The waterfront in Wellington is like the city's backyard, where everyone congregates to relax and engage in leisure activities. A large pathway goes from the Railway Station to Oriental Bay and beyond, making it a fantastic spot to stroll, jog, or cycle.

Many public sculptures, park seats, and places to stop for coffee or gelato may be found along the road. On bright days, head to the Taranaki Wharf to witness swimmers leap from an eight-meter-high diving platform.

 
Wellington Museum

5. Wellington Museum

One of New Zealand's most architecturally noteworthy structures may be found walking along Wellington's shoreline.

Wellington Museum in London, ranked one of the best 50 museums in the world by The Times, is housed in a former freight warehouse. The plaudits are well-deserved: four levels of information about the city affectionately known as 'The Coolest Little Capital in the World' are housed behind this beautiful facade.

 
Parliament’s free guided tours

6. Parliament’s free guided tours

A guided tour of the New Zealand Parliament has something for everyone, whether you're a New Zealander, an ex-pat, or a guest. Learn key information and anecdotes about our government while walking through the halls of power, where our laws and policies are debated, discussed, drafted, and passed.

There are a variety of free guided tours available every day of the week that take you around various Parliament buildings and provide insight into the parliamentary process. The Introducing Parliament Tour provides a comprehensive introduction and runs every day for an hour. While the precise sections you'll see may change based on what's available to the public on any given day, you'll be sure to get a good look at the structures and learn some intriguing facts.

 
Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā

7. Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā

There's something to be said about flat, tidy gardens with rows of trees and manicured flower beds extending out in all directions - but Wellington isn't one of them. Like the city itself, Wellington Botanic Garden at Park is a little wilder, a little more unexpected, able to surprise and enchant you whether it's your first or hundredth visit.

The whole 25-hectare central-city park is a labyrinth of meandering walkways and spectacular views, alive with bird and insect life. A flowing waterfall, a magnificent orchid, a prickly succulent right out of Dr. Seuss: there's something to make you gasp around every turn.

 
Wellington Regional Trails

8. Wellington Regional Trails

Discover your inner Wild and experience Wellington's regional trails in your own unique manner. There's a quiet, hair-raising, or gorgeous pathway to fit your next excursion, from stunning coastline walks with panoramic views to challenging mountain bike paths, leisurely rambles through native woods, and bumpy riverside tracks.

 
Old St Pauls

9. Old St Paul's

Internationally recognised, this impressive piece of New Zealand history is filled with interesting stories and tranquility.

One of New Zealand's most stunning heritage structures is the Old St Paul's Cathedral. The dark timber walls, stained glass windows, and ancient furnishings create a tranquil and historic ambience, making a visit to the cathedral feel like stepping back in time. Pass beneath soaring arches, observe the elaborate embellishments, learn about a variety of stories, and relax for a while.

The Anglican Church constructed the church between 1865 and 1866 on the site of Pipitea P, a Maori hamlet on Wellington's waterfront that existed at the time. The structure was recognised as a one-of-a-kind wooden Gothic Revival structure on a global scale. It was used as an Anglican Church until 1964, when it was shuttered and demolished.

 
Watch Fire Dancers on Tuesday nights

10. Watch Fire Dancers on Tuesday nights

Every Tuesday at dusk (weather permitting of course), fire dancers have permission to practise in Frank Kitt's Park.

 

Top attractions in Wellington



A Taste of Wellington: Sample the city's diverse and delectable cuisine on this food tour, which takes you on a culinary journey through some of the best restaurants, cafes and foodie hotspots in Wellington.

Martinborough Wine Tour: Escape to the picturesque Martinborough Wine Region and indulge in some of the country's finest wines as you tour the vineyards and sample the local tipples.

Seal Coast Safari: Explore the rugged beauty of the Wellington coast on this guided safari, where you can watch seals sunbathing on the rocks, observe birdlife and learn about the region's unique ecology.

Wellington Full Day Tour: Discover the best that the capital city has to offer on this comprehensive tour, taking in all the top attractions, cultural landmarks, and scenic highlights.

Walking Food Tour of Wellington: Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the city's charming streets and sample delicious food and drinks as you go on this guided walking tour, designed for food lovers and adventurers.



Top fun activities in Wellington



Seal Coast Safari: Explore the rugged beauty of the Wellington coast on this guided safari, where you can watch seals sunbathing on the rocks, observe birdlife and learn about the region's unique ecology.

Wellington Full Day Tour: Discover the best that the capital city has to offer on this comprehensive tour, taking in all the top attractions, cultural landmarks, and scenic highlights.

Walking Food Tour of Wellington: Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the city's charming streets and sample delicious food and drinks as you go on this guided walking tour, designed for food lovers and adventurers.

Iconic Guided Tour - an authentic living Maori village: Journey to an authentic Maori village and experience the rich culture, history and traditions of New Zealand's indigenous people.

Wine and Wild Coast Tour: Indulge in some of the region's finest wines and explore the breathtaking coastal scenery on this full-day tour, taking you to the Martinborough Wine Region and the rugged wild coast of Wellington.



Best things to do with kids and children’s activities in Wellington



1. Seal Coast Safari: Take the whole family on an exciting adventure to the wild coast of Wellington, where you can watch seals sunbathing on the rocks and observe the rich birdlife of the region. Kids will love this experience, creating lifelong memories.

2. Wellington Full Day Tour: Give your kids a day to remember with a fun-filled tour of the capital city, taking in all the top attractions, cultural landmarks, and scenic highlights.

3. Iconic Guided Tour: Introduce your kids to the rich culture, history, and traditions of New Zealand's indigenous people with a visit to an authentic Maori village, where they can see live demonstrations and participate in cultural activities.



The best things to do near Wellington



Tandem Skydive over Lake Taupo: Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a tandem skydive over the stunning Lake Taupo. Soar over the crystal clear waters and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Scenic Cruise to the famous Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carving: Take a scenic cruise to the famous Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings, located on the edge of Lake Taupo. Learn about the area’s rich cultural history and see the intricate carvings up close.

Mt Ruapehu Vista: Admire the awe-inspiring views of Mt Ruapehu, one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes, on a Mt Ruapehu Vista tour.

Sustainable sailing to the Maori Rock Carvings: Embark on a sustainable sailing experience to the Maori Rock Carvings. Enjoy the serene beauty of Lake Taupo while learning about the importance of preserving the natural environment.

Ernest Kemp Cruises: Cruise the waters of Lake Taupo on the Ernest Kemp, a historic steamship that offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Enjoy the stunning scenery and learn about the rich history of the area.