EXPLORE TE WHANGANUI-A-TARA | WELLINGTON
If you have time to stay and explore Wellington | Te Whanagui-a-Tara then you are spoilt for choice! Here are just a few suggestions with links to find out more.
Te Papa Tongarewa
A museum like no other, rated by Lonely Planet as one of their top 500 places on earth. New Zealand's interactive national museum is a must-visit.
The world’s first fully-fenced ecosanctuary, ZEALANDIA is an incredible slice of wilderness isn’t what you’d expect to find a few minutes’ drive from the central city, but Wellington is all about the unexpected.
The iconic Wellington Cable Car
Every 10 minutes, the historical bright red Wellington Cable Car departs from Lambton Quay and makes its way up into the hills of Kelburn. On the five-minute journey upwards, the Cable Car rises 120m over a length of 612m, travelling through tunnels and offering spectacular views of the city below.
The best way to get your bearings of the city is by checking out the views from the top of Mount Victoria, or Mt Vic, as the locals call it – this is part of the Southern Walkway trail. Rising 196m above the city, the Mount Victoria Lookout has stunning panoramic views of Wellington city, harbour and hills. You can drive to the top of Mt Vic or walk there via one of the many trails in the Town Belt.