Local Attractions

Wellington has lots of things to see such as waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname "Windy Wellington.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum, located in Wellington.
Te Papa is open every day 10am–6pm (except Christmas Day).

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The Weta Cave

Weta Studio Tours is your gateway to immersive filmmaking experiences in Wellington, New Zealand. Join us on a journey from Middle-earth to Tracy Island and beyond as you explore 20 years of award-winning creativity!

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Wellington Cable Car

Take a historic trip between Lambton Quay and Kelburn in Wellington with New Zealand's only public running cable car.

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Wellington Zoo

Visit Wellington Zoo, the world's first carboNZero certified zoo. Passionate about connecting people with animals and saving animals in the wild, Wellington Zoo is open 364 days a year. Wellington Zoo is a charitable trust and a member of Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

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The Great War Exhibition

Visit to see the global story of the First World War in vivid, poignant colour. The Great War Exhibition is open every day except Christmas Day.

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Wellington Botanic Garden

Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city.

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