Top 10 Must Do's in Wellington

Find out what ten things you just can't miss when you're in Wellington.

With so much to see and do in Wellington, we’ve selected a few of our top picks to make sure you tick all the boxes on your next visit.
 

  1. Visit the dynamic and interactive Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa on the water front.
     
  2. Get your city bearings and some of Wellington’s best views at the Mount Victoria Lookout.
     
  3. Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Garden.
     
  4. A city tour is the best way to get acquainted quickly with Wellington. Enjoy the experience with one of many local companies offering Wellington sights' tours.
     
  5. Four Wellington restaurants have won NZ’s Best Restaurant in the last five years. It’s safe to say you’ll be eating very well while in Wellington!
     
  6. Hear the native birdsong and spot a tuatara as you walk through ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience.
     
  7. Get an inside peek into Wellywood at The Weta Cave in Miramar.
     
  8. Go stargazing and check out the amazing planetarium show at Carter Observatory.
     
  9. Seeking hidden treasures? Many of Wellington’s best night spots are tucked away for you to discover, such as Motel, Library or Duke Carvell's Swan Lane Emporium.
     
  10. Head to Cuba Street for a slice of Bohemia, boutique shopping and some of the best coffee in town.
     

It's been said that two nights is not enough in Wellington, so if you're here for longer, here's some more ideas and itineraries of what you can explore in and around Wellington.

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