Visiting Wellington - What to See and Do
(Wellington International Airport WLG, New Zealand)
Located on the south coast of New Zealand's North Island, the country's capital and second largest city features beautiful sandy beaches, numerous modern attractions and stunning vintage architecture.
Visitors to Wellington have a wide array of attractions to choose from including historic Victorian buildings, scenic harbour views and a bustling city centre filled with shops, restaurants and fine hotels.
Ten things you must do in Wellington
- Enjoy a show at one of Wellington's many theatres which host a variety of live performances including the popular Fringe Festival.
- Take a turn around the recently renovated city centre, boasting many of the city's most impressive landmarks.
- Visit Ascot street, home of many of Wellington's historic buildings and fascinating 19th-century architecture.
- Ride the Swiss-built Kelburn Cable Car to the Kelburn Main Terminal for spectacular vistas of the city and its harbour.
- Picnic at the top of Mount Victoria, one of Wellington's most famous natural attractions.
- Cruise the harbour or take an excursion to nearby Somes Island aboard one of the several cruise boats departing from the waterfront.
- Shop to your heart's content on the Golden Mile, which runs along Lambton Quay and Willis street and offers a world-class shopping experience.
- Do some stargazing at Carter Observatory, one of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions.
- Try a walking tour of the city, hosted by Wellington City Council and offering a fascinating insight into many of the city's most historic locations.
- Visit one of the many stunning beaches around the Eastborne coastline, excellent for swimming, surfing and sunbathing year round.