Discover the stories at Te Papa: The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, is fascinating and fun for curious minds of any age. The exhibits are innovative and interactive, telling stories of New Zealand’s unique geological, biological, cultural and social history in new and exciting ways.
Enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Mount Victoria: Get a panoramic view of city and harbour, and a great photo opportunity at the Mount Victoria Lookout. You can drive all the way up, or walk through the town belt greenery.
Taste your way around the city: Wellington is said to have more bars and restaurants per capita than New York City, and with rich farmland to the north and ocean's bounty to the south, those restaurants are spectacularly good.
Travel back in time at the Zealandia sanctuary in Karori: Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Wellington you'll find Zealandia. Hidden in a suburban valley. Take a walk and hear the songs of the flourishing native bird population.
Cruise down Cuba Street: Home to hipsters, artists and lovers of vintage, Cuba Street is a bohemian haven with some of the city’s most colourful shops, bars and cafes. Street entertainers might play percussive guitar, put on a marionette show, or play with fire.