Get up close and personal with a three-eyed prehistoric reptile and New Zealand’s native birds (the kiwi) at nature reserve Zealandia. Spot seals at Red Rock Reserve or head over to Wairarapa to visit the home of endangered birds at Pukaha Mount Bruce. Wellington is brimming with nature experiences.
5. Spend the day at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Nestled between a stunning harbour and protected green belt, there’s nothing quite like the view from Mount Victoria Lookout in the central city. You can drive all the way up, or walk through the nature trails. Grab some fish and chips and sit on the grass as the sun goes down and the lights come up.