As the capital of New Zealand, there are plenty of popular tourist attractions to visit in Wellington. With the city being compact, it's easy to navigate between the tourist attractions, with many being easily reached on foot.
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
HighlightsExplore Te Papa Tongarewa with an expert guide on 1-hour introductory tourGain an overview of the extensive collections so you can better explore on your ownLearn about Maori cultural heritage, colonial history, traditions and artDescriptionThis introductory 1-hour guided tour is the perfect way to gain an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Maori treasures, and New Zealand history. It ... More info
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
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
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
Comprising the Edwardian Parliament Buildings, which houses the debating chamber, and the modern visually striking Beehive, which houses the executive wing, a visit to Parliament offers the chance to learn more about the history of politics in New Zealand and how modern government works. Public tours take place daily in the executive wing, where much of the day-to-day work of Members of Parliam... More info
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