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Wellington

4.5
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Wildlife Areas
Harbour Capital
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present. Attractions in Wellington include a wealth of architectural styles showcased on many of the city's streets, and some of the country's best and most revered museums. As a hub of the nation's arts industry and host of a number of different festivals and events, Wellington remains a modest yet thriving capital. Take a peek at our international travel planner: Wellington and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Popular things to do in Wellington

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History Museum
The Great War Exhibition
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Government Building
New Zealand Parliament
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Wellington

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Hiking Trail
Queen Charlotte Track Picton
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Southward Car Museum Paraparaumu
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Body
Marlborough Sounds Picton
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Wellington

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Zoo
Wellington Zoo
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Wellington Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Oriental Bay
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Staglands Wildlife Reserve
4.7
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Wellington

Geologic Formation
Pinnacles Track
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Katherine Mansfield House and Garden
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Duration: 5 hours

Nature in Wellington

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Forest
Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Matiu / Somes Island
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Mount Kaukau
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Geologic Formation
Red Rocks Reserve
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Wellington

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Lighthouse
Cape Palliser Lighthouse
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Bolton Street Cemetery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Saint Mary of the Angels
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Wellington Railway Station
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Food Tour
Zozo Travel Limited
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Black Pearl Charters - Private Trips
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Room Escape Game
Escape Mate
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lookout
Mount Victoria
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Wellington

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