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Things to do in Wellington

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The top 22 attractions in Wellington

Museums in Wellington
Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
One of the best museums I've seen in my life, and also free entrance, with a fully interactive and multidisciplinary concept, from the science behind the volcanic origin of New Zealand, earthquake simulation included, to a selection of wildlife of land and sea, and the largest squid ever discovered. The sections include anthropological collections of Polynesian culture and migration to New Zealand. You need about 4 hours to really see the museum.
Of Cultural Interest in Wellington
We approached the cultural and political capital of the North Island, Wellington, a comfortable city with its bay, surrounded by a rural setting of tranquil villages, sheep farms and many vineyards. Since 1990, it has been a vibrant culutral capital, with its Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum, divided into five sections on the different floors. There's also an important Maori temple, Te Marae, and more fascinating cultural hotspots. One unmissable trip is the cable car to Wellington Botanical Gardens, with nice views of the bay and the city. And to finish the day, there are plenty of pubs ...
Squares in Wellington
Civic Square
Special and interesting, this building is located in the square, which is connected to the port of Lambton via a bridge over the sea. The bridge is decorated with Maori works. The buildings around the square are: The Michael Fowler Centre, which hosts concerts and art exhibitions, the central library, the City Gallery, a science museum for children called Capital Discovery Place, and the visitor centre. It is worth visiting, with so many different things to do and see.
Train Stations in Wellington
Kapiti Line Train
The 2 tourist train tours of New Zealand are the TranzAlpine and TranzCoastal, both in the South Island, but they are very expensive and touristy, with people crowding round the car to take photos. I "discovered" a path that does not lag behind them in beauty, and it only costs € 4, the commuter train that connects with Paraparaumu Wellington, West Coast. First you will find the ocean at your right, then the Bay of Wellington which you pass by later at your left.
Beaches in Wellington
Bays in Wellington
Wellington Bay
Night shot of one of the bays on the quieter side of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. It is quite charming despite being a big city, but here, all the cities have their own charm.
Of Cultural Interest in Kapiti
McLean Park
A wonderful park along the waterfront, with a pathway for rollerblades, bikes and scooters, a lake with ducks and swans, and gardens that practically reach the sandy beach
Museums in Wellington
Museo Te Papa
Great place for family fun and education
Museums in Wellington
Fire Brigadesmen Museum
Brigadesmen Fire Museum shows visitors the development of the fire service in the area of ​​Wellington. It has on display uniforms, equipment, books and documents. It also shows personal photos, medals and certificates to former members of the original volunteer fire brigade, the father figure of permanent and volunteer brigades today.
Villages in Wellington
Nature Reserves in Upper Hutt
Parque regional Kaitoke (Rivendell)
Wonderful bush walks, clean and large camping area
Of Touristic Interest in Wellington
Museums in Wellington
The National Observatory of New Zealand
This museum, The National Observatory of New Zealand, is in Wellington. Very soon you will be able to make a virtual journey through space in Carter's new planetarium, a complete state-of-the-art digital dome theater, then you'll take your own steps in outer space as you walk through the world-class interactive multimedia space experience.
Museums in Wellington
Museum of Wellington City & Sea
The Museum of Wellington City & Sea (Wellington) is a museum in Wellington, New Zelanda. It is in a Bond store, a historic building on Jervois Quay in the port of Wellington Harbour. It opened in the year 1972 and was expanded to include the social history of the region. The museum remains dedicated to maritime history and the native culture of the city of Wellington.
Waterfalls in Whakapapa
Rivers in Upper Hutt
Of Touristic Interest in Upper Hutt
Nature Reserves in Carterton