Top of the cable
Ride the cable car from Lambton Quay in the CBD to the top entrance of the Botanic Garden and Kelburn lookout for spectacular views over Wellington.
Birds and the bees
Ride the free shuttle from outside the cable-car museum at Kelburn lookout to Zealandia, a 225ha eco-attraction that’s home to some of New Zealand’s rarest birds, reptiles and insects. It’s just 10 minutes from Wellington.
Live and learn
To deepen your local knowledge, visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, located on the waterfront near the city’s many bustling cafés and bars. It’s open year-round, thus ensuring that nobody need miss exhibitions under headings like Art, History, Pacific, Maori and Nature.
Lights, camera, action!
Step onto a movie location by visiting Mount Victoria, Hutt River, Harcourt Park, Kaitoke Regional Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Waitarere Forest or the Wairarapa Region, where many scenes from the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed.