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Things To Do In Wellington City

Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants. It's a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the... Show More

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Wharekauhau Heli Lunch

Wharekauhau Heli Lunc...

Wellington Scenic helicopter flight to Wharekaukau Country Estate to enjoy a com ......

Walking Food Tour of Wellington

Walking Food Tour of ...

Discover the ultimate Walking Food Tour of New Zealand's capital city Wellington ......

Martinborough Half Day Winery Tour

Martinborough Half Da...

Take in the spectacular view from the Remutaka Summit at 555m as we cross the Re ......

Wellington’s Ultimate Fashion Odyssey Tour

Wellington’s Ultima...

Discover the ultimate bespoke fashion experience specialising in show casing loc ......

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 Scenic Full Day Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Experience the best of Wellington on a guided private 7-hour scenic drive around our beautiful capital city. Take in th ...

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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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Bay of Many Coves Heli-lunch

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Fly to the Marlborough Sounds to Bay of Many Coves Resort. Discover world-class cuisine, breathtaking scenery and a sens ...

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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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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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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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Wellington's Cocktail Tour (Walking Tour)

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Get away from the tourist trap, enjoy the local and quirky atmosphere and sample some of Wellington’s best cocktail cr ...

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Full Day Wellington Food Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

The Full Day Wellington Food Tour is the best way to see and taste your way around the worlds Coolest Little Capital and ...

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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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Wellington Bike Rental Hub

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Centrally located on the Wellington Waterfront we've got you covered for a bike adventure! We have a massive range of el ...

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Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer Day Trip

Activity LocationUpper Hutt, Wellington

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty on a mountain bike. The flagship daytrip of the Rem ...

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Martinborough Wine Tour

Activity LocationWairarapa, Wellington

Sit back and relax with all your transport and tasting fees covered on your Martinborough winery tour A trip through re ...

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Rum , craft beer & kombucha tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

We are the only commercial Kombucha manufacturer brewing in the traditional manner using Ceramic crocks. No plastic or s ...

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Tourist Information About Wellington City

Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants. It's a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city's pulsing cultural scene. If you're into the outdoors, Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and sea-water kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills. Wellington is the southernmost city on New Zealand's North Island, and gateway to get to the South Island by regular Ferry.


Best Attractions and free things to do in Wellington City



Seal Coast Safari

1. Seal Coast Safari

Nothing compares the 4WD Seal Coast Safari to Wellington's craggy Southern point, often known as the Seal Coast, for intriguing sights, breath-taking views, and a herd of beautiful seals. Bring a rain jacket, suitable walking shoes, and a camera to record all of the thrilling moments to get the most out of your trip.

 
Wellingtons Half Day Food Tour

2. Wellingtons Half Day Food Tour

Come on a half-day culinary tour of the world's coolest little capital and sample your way through this fantastic city, where the coffee and craft beer culture has crowned Wellington as New Zealand's coffee and craft beer capital.

There are many other tours to embark on in Wellington that will leave you wanting to do it all over again! Such as this Wellington Full Day Tour, the Walking Food Tour of Wellington, Wellington Cocktail Tour, and this Martinborough Wine Tour.

 
Mount Victoria Lookout

3. Mount Victoria Lookout

The views from the summit of Mount Victoria, or Mt Vic as the locals call it, are the greatest way to look over the city. The Mount Victoria Lookout, which rises 196 meters above the city and is part of the Southern Walkway route, offers excellent panoramic views of Wellington city, harbor, and hills. You may drive to the summit of Mt Vic or hike there on one of the several Town Belt routes. Bring a picnic and relax on the hillside while watching ferries and cruise ships enter the harbor and planes fly in and out of the airport. Mt Vic is also a great place to see the dawn or sunset in the city.

 
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.

 
Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā

6. 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.

 
Old St Paul’s

7. 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.

 
Te Papa

8. 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

9. 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.

 
Parliament’s free guided tours

10. 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.