Things to see and do during your stay in Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city is a beautiful and lively harbour city with plenty to do and more to see. With an abundance of galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants and stunning natural scenery, there is no shortage of ways to spend your time in Wellington. Here are just a few suggestions.
Visit the tuatara and little spotted kiwi at Zealandia. Zealandia is a fully fenced ecosanctuary only minutes from the Wellington CBD. Zealandia is home to a variety of spectacular birds, plants and reptiles, many of which are endemic to New Zealand.
Situated on the Wellington waterfront, Te Papa is the national museum of New Zealand. With a fascinating mix of history, nature, art and interactive exhibitions, Te Papa is a must-see in Wellington.
Mount Victoria Lookout
For breath-taking 360-degree views of Wellington harbour, Wellington city and beyond, walk or drive to the Mount Victoria lookout.
Galleries and Museums
Wellington is home to many museums and art galleries. A visit to the Wellington Museum will provide an interesting look at the history of Wellington, while a stroll around the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts will give you a glimpse into the work of some of New Zealand’s best established and emerging artists.
The Dowse Art Museum, the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, and the City Gallery are also not to be missed.
- Wellington Museum
- New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
- Dowse Art Museum
- New Zealand Portrait Gallery
- City Gallery