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Handpicked by a Wellington Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Bucket List Wellington'.

As the capital city of New Zealand, the picturesque harbour setting has plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy.  Our 'Wellington Bucket List' highlights those must try experiences that are such a drawcard for visitors coming to Wellington.

Bucket List Wellington

HighlightsExplore the boundaries of Wellington Harbour just like the birdsFly over the tectonic landscape that encompasses a city shaped by a massive earthquake in 1855Take in views of Matiu Somes Island, Cook Strait, and moreGlimpse famous landmarks such as the parliament buildings and Te PapaDescriptionStart your scenic flight adventure in the heart of New Zealand's capital city. Get a safety br...More info

Bucket List Wellington

HighlightsExplore the city of Wellington with a flight west toward the majestic Makara Wind FarmWitness the wild south coast where seal colonies line the rugged shoresCapture a great overview of the capital city and its colorful landmark buildingsListen to commentary from your pilot as you fly over the city's highlightsDescriptionExplore what lies beyond the city with a spectacular 22-minute helic...More info

Bucket List Wellington

HighlightsEnjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of Zealandia Ecosanctuary in WellingtonLearn about New Zealand’s native wildlife from an expert local guide in a small groupSee rare and endangered birds including takahē, tui, and kākā or spot the tutuaraDescriptionDiscover New Zealand’s native wildlife on an immersive 2-hour guided walking tour at Zealandia Ecosanctuary. Located 10-minutes from...More info

Bucket List Wellington

HighlightsTravel on one of New Zealand's only running funicular railwaysExplore the hidden charm that Wellington has to offerAdmire the panoramic views of the growing cityscapeEnjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden and Cable Car MuseumDescriptionFollow the Cable Car signpost around Lambton Quay to find the hidden Cable Car Lane in the heart of the city centre.  Wellington's iconic Cable Car trav...More info

Bucket List Wellington

HighlightsRevisit elements from iconic TV and film productions on a guided studio tourEnter a world of miniatures and model making and discover the skills involvedMarvel at the processes and techniques required for producing TV and filmVisit the studio that was responsible for various film industry innovationsExplore props, costumes, and cool stuff that was used to produce hit moviesDescriptionVis...More info

Bucket List Wellington

25 hectares of beautiful gardens, forest, plants, and interesting sculptures. Easy access via the cable car and offering some of the city's most spectacular views. Wellington Botanic Garden is undoubtedly one of the capital's natural highlights. Established in 1868, the park manages to combine perfectly manicured gardens, a Begonia House and a Victorian glasshouse, with native forest and peacef...More info

Bucket List Wellington

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...More info

Bucket List Wellington

  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...More info

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HighlightsCross the famous Cook Straight to the South IslandSpot whales, dolphins, albatrosses, and seal colonies near the Kaikoura Peninsula Sample Kiwi wines and explore a vineyardHike, bike, explore and more with the support of a local guideDescriptionUnlock the beauty of the South Island with the convenience of a multi-day guided tour. All activities are included unless states otherwise. Day ...More info

Bucket List Wellington

HighlightsSample an artisan cheese platter including local cheese made on-site from organic milkVisit the unique artisan chocolate studio located in a super cute colonial cottage and sample some of their tablet rangeTry and tasting flight of boutique wines from the world class Martinborough wine region, home of New Zealand's best pinot noirDescriptionEnjoy a 5 hour return guided tour over the spec...More info

Bucket List Wellington

HighlightsEnjoy a scenic flight between Wellington and Takaka over the Marlborough SoundsVisit Te Waikoropupu Springs, the clearest freshwater springs in the Southern HemisphereCruise the Abel Tasman Coastline by boatShuttle tour of Golden Bay to the golden sands of Totaranui BeachSee Kaiteriteri, the South Islands very own sea side resort townDescriptionDeparting Wellington’s main airport termi...More info

Bucket List Wellington

Mount Victoria, a short drive from Wellington's central business district, offers spectacular views of the capital city. From the viewpoint at the top, visitors can see the city beneath them, the Cook Strait to the south and the harbour and Hutt Valley to the north. Near the bottom of Mount Victoria lays the Basin Reserve sports ground and the National War Memorial, while its slopes were use...More info

Bucket List Wellington

Wellington Zoo offers visitors a sense of fun and wonder.  It's also a place to learn and appreciate the need to build a sustainable co-existence between people and wildlife. Situated on 13 hectares and close to the city centre, the Zoo houses more than 500 animals and well over 100 species.  Kids will enjoy the 'close encounters' which offers the chance to get close to many of the an...More info

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