Handpicked by a Wellington Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Elderly Activities In Wellington'.

As the cultural hub and capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is full of activities ideally suited to the more elderly visitor and those looking at a more relaxed type of activity.  We've picked our favorite elderly activities to try in Wellington.

Martinborough Winery Tour

  Highlights Enjoy the stunnings views over the spectacular Rimutaka Ranges Visit three of the regions best wineries Explore the picturesque town of Martinborough   Description Enjoy a 5 hour guided tour the Martinborough wine region in the Wairarapa starting with a spectacular drive over the stunning Rimutaka Ranges. Stop at the Rimutaka Summit for amazing views be...

Martinborough Wine and Food Tour with Lunch from Wellington

  Highlights Sample world-class wines from the Martinborough region Savor locally produced cheese, chocolate and olive oil Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking spectacular countryside Relax on a scenic drive over the Rimutaka Ranges   Description Embark on a guided tour with an experienced local guide to the Martinborough region from Wellington.  After meeting...

Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum shares the fascinating stories of the Wellington region, located in the beautiful 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. From store house to story house, the Museum holds thousands of objects unique to Wellington that traverse its history. Visitors are greeted by a recreation of the old bond store before learning more abo...

Parliament Buildings Guided Tour

Welcome to New Zealand Parliament, the home of democracy in New Zealand, and one of the most iconic sets of buildings in Wellington.   The Introduction to Parliament tour is our most popular tour, taking place multiple times throughout the day.  It is a great way to get a general introduction to our parliamentary processes, the architecture and history of our buildings, and how to have...

Old St Paul's

Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral – still sacred, welcoming to all, and a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of the bustling capital.   One of New Zealand’s greatest heritage places, Old St Paul’s was built by the Anglican Church between 1865 and 1866 on what was originally the site of Pipitea Pā, a Māori settlement on Wellington’s waterfront. Constructed...

Nairn Street Cottage

Nairn Street Cottage is believed to be the oldest house in Wellington. Built in 1858 by William Wallis, the beautifully presented cottage is rich in history. Visitors can step back in time and learn about the original Wallis family and their descendants, who lived and owned the cottage for three generations.  Classified by Heritage New Zealand as having ‘outstanding significance’, Nair...

Seal Coast Safari in Wellington

  Highlights See New Zealand fur seals in their natural environment at Tongue Point Experience the wonders of the rugged South Coast near Wellington Marvel at the snow-capped mountains in New Zealand’s south   Description See the real New Zealand during this 3-hour Seal Coast Safari in Wellington. Travel through New Zealand’s stunning wilderness as you make the ...

Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Nestled beside a beautiful, tranquil reservoir, Zealandia Karori Sanctuary occupies a stunning eco-world of its own, just ten minutes from the centre of Wellington. This unique restoration project is dedicated to conserving some of the rarest and most spectacular wildlife in New Zealand, by both maintaining and sustaining a natural habitat, and by educating visitors as to the importance of pres...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Wellington's most iconic and celebrated institution, Te Papa Tongarewa (Maori for 'container of treasures') is New Zealand's national museum. With the prestigious appointment as the cultural figurehead of New Zealand, Te Papa strives to be, and succeeds as, a world-class tourist attraction. Te Papa's collections span five areas: History, Art, Maori, Pacific and Natural Environment. Each exhibit...

Wellington Cable Car

No trip to Wellington is complete without a ride on the famous Cable Car. It has been running since 1902, and whilst the cars themselves have changed, the route remains. Cable cars operate approximately every 10 minutes, 364 days of the year. Hop on at Lambton Quay in the heart of the CBD and within minutes you're a world away at Kelburn and close to many of Wellington's top attractions. Take t...

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