Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, and a popular tourist destination, with a huge range of attractions. From vast modern shopping malls to dense rainforests to the famous Te Papa Museum, there is something to entertain everyone!
Te Papa Museum
Te Papa Museum is New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative and fun. A recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences, Te Papa is a must-see attraction in Wellington.
Collections at the museum cover art, history, Pacific, Maori and natural environment. The exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, with dynamic events and education programmes.
Entry is free, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.
For more information see www.tepapa.govt.nz.
Kapiti Island Nature Reserve
Kapiti Island Nature Reserve is internationally important, harbouring some of the world's most endangered birds.
A guided walk is available from a licensed concessionaire.
A permit from the Department of Conservation's Wellington Conservation Information Centre is required to enter Kapiti Island. Contact the Conservation Informationn Centre on +64 4 472 7356.
Transport is provided by two licensed boat operators.
Wellington Botanic Gardens
The beautiful Wellington Botanic Gardens are spread over 26 hectares and include unsurpassed views, unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens.
Attractions at the gardens include the Duck Pond, Begonia House, award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Treehouse Visitor Information Centre, Sundial of Human Involvement, Children's Play Area and the historic Bolton Street Memorial Park, where many of the city's pioneers are buried.
The Wellington Botanic Gardens are open daily, from sunrise to sunset. Entry is free.
Current Date & Time: September 19 2019, 3:32 am
Did you Know?
The Moa - a now extinct, native New Zealand bird - was one of the largest birds in history. The Moa stood up to 3.6 metres tall and weighed 300 kilograms!