Best Wellington Sightseeing


As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington has plenty of sightseeing spots to visit. Our list of top Wellington Sightseeing includes cultural, family and historic places along with areas of natural beauty.

Wellington Cable Car

Best Wellington Sightseeing

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... More info

Wellington Botanic Garden

Best Wellington Sightseeing

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

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Best Wellington Sightseeing

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... More info

Wellington Museum

Best Wellington Sightseeing

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

Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Best Wellington Sightseeing

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... More info

Mount Victoria Lookout

Best Wellington Sightseeing

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