The Best of Wellington
Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience
Just 10 minutes from the Wellington CBD, Zealandia is a ground breaking eco-attraction. New Zealand’s unique natural history and world renowned conservation movement is brought to life with a state of the art indoor exhibition. Then step through the of the country’s rarest birds, reptiles and insects, a sanctuary laced with 30 kilometres of walking tracks. Guides will help you spot native wildlife and explain why they are so threatened. With a goal to restore
a corner of New Zealand as closely as possible to the way it was before humans arrived, Zealandia is a don’t-miss for those interested in nature, voluntourism and sustainability
Get up close and personal with wildlife including an extraordinary range of native birds and reptiles. Wellington Zoo is a magical place of learning and fun, leaving visitors with a sense of wonder and respect for nature.
City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery Wellington provides visitors with captivating art from some of the world’s most exciting artists. Whether it’s the latest exhibitionof New Zealand’s avant-garde artists, an international collection visiting the gallery or just the gallery’s renowned café Nikau, there are plenty of reasons to visit.
Read a book in the sun, absorb some culture in the galleries and museums, or dine casually or in style. Party into the night, join the crowd at a sporting or cultural event or take the family for a picnic with a four-wheel cycle ride. You’ll find this and more on Wellington’s Waterfront.
There are six major walkways in the Wellington region. The tracks take in scenic views of the city and coast, and cover a wide range of landscapes.Walkers can hike through the changing forests of the city’s town belt, windswept farmland on the coast of Makara, or through Wellington’s Botanic Garden.
A first-ever behind-the-scenes look at Weta. See interviews with co-founders Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor, and check out their minimuseum. You will come face to face with some of the characters, props and displays from your favourite movies.
Wellington Botanic Garden
Wellington Botanic Garden spans over 26 hectares. It encompasses unsurpassed views of Wellington, a unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens. It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, and is a Area.