Best Things To Do in Wellington, New Zealand

Whether you're visiting Wellington for a few days or are a localite, Wellington is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Wellington. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Wellington. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Wellington. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Wellington keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Wellington listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Wellington which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Wellington will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Wellington recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Wellington

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Wellington that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1956 itineraries
    Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site

    Address: 55 Cable Street, PO Box 467, Wellington, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum of New Zealand. It gives visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the interesting and amazing human history of New Zeal...Read more

  2. #2 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1935 itineraries
    Wellington Cable Car

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Entertainment, Cable Car

    Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Wellington Cable Car is one of Wellington’s iconic tourist attractions. It completed 110 years of service in the year 2012. The cable car connects downtown Wellington (Lambton Quay) to the s...Read more

  3. #3 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1713 itineraries
    Wellington Botanical Garden

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Botanical Garden

    Address: 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Classified as a ‘Garden of National Significance’ by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, the Wellington Botanical Garden is also a ‘Historic Places Trust Heritage Area&r...Read more

  4. #4 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1631 itineraries
    Mount Victoria Lookout

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, View Point, Adventure

    Address: Lookout Road, Mount Victoria, Wellington.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Situated at 196 metres above the city of Wellington, the Mount Victoria Lookout is a Wellington must-do. Located near the central business district, one can drive up to the lookout point or one can tr...Read more

  5. #5 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1131 itineraries
    Zealandia

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Entertainment, Adventure

    Address: End of Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Situated just a few minutes away from downtown Wellington, Zealandia is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife. Formerly known as Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Zealandia is a ...Read more

  6. #6 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1220 itineraries
    Weta Cave

    Tags: Outdoors, Cave, Historical Site, Entertainment

    Address: Corner Camperdown Road & Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Weta is an Oscar winning visual effects company based in Wellington. At the Weta Cave, you get a guided tour to see behind-the-scenes action happening at Weta Workshop and the impressive work created ...Read more

  7. #7 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1704 itineraries
    Cuba Street

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Food And Drinks, Entertainment

    Address: Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Dubbed as Wellington’s coolest street, the Cuba Street is a place with a culinary and creative soul. Head over here and you’ll be able to do everything, hangout, shop, dine and party! The ...Read more

  8. #8 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1446 itineraries
    Beehive

    Tags: Landmark, Educational Site, Architecture

    Address: Molesworth Street, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Parliament Buildings are one of Wellington’s best known landmarks. And the Executive Wing, popularly known as the Beehive, is the most recognisable building in the parliamentary complex. It ...Read more

  9. #9 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1102 itineraries
    Wellington Zoo

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Adventure

    Address: Wellington Zoo, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Wellington Zoo was New Zealand’s first zoo when it was opened in the year 1906. A century later, the zoo is spread across13 hectares and is home to over 500 animals, comprising over 100 spec...Read more

  10. #10 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1349 itineraries
    Museum Of Wellington City And Sea

    Tags: Museum, Waterfront, Educational Site, Entertainment

    Address: Queens Wharf, 3 Jervois Quay, Wellington

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Housed in a heritage building along the waterfront, the Museum of Wellington City and Sea is ranked as one of the 50 Best Museums in the World by The Times UK. It is a popular museum and offers an ins...Read more

  11. #11 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1279 itineraries
    Old St. Pauls

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 34 Mulgrave Street, Thordon, Wellington 6011

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Beautiful beyond words, the Old St. Paul’s church is an iconic building of Wellington. And it is one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places. The church proves to be one of the best examples o...Read more

  12. #12 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1427 itineraries
    Oriental Bay

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Waterfront, Adventure

    Address: Off Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay beach, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    One of Wellington’s most popular beach, the Oriental Bay is a nice little beach where you can head over for a swim, some sunbathing, maybe a game of volleyball and a jog along Oriental Parade. T...Read more

  13. #13 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1099 itineraries
    Carter Observatory

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Botanical Garden, Observatory

    Address: 40 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand 6140

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Carter Observatory has been a Wellington icon since 1941. On offer are state of the art, interactive experiences of the Southern Skies. As their tagline reads, “It is New Zealand's Place for Spa...Read more

  14. #14 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 1194 itineraries
    Sacred Heart Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 30 Hill Street, Pipitea 6011, Wellington

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    An architectural gem, the Sacred Heart Cathedral is also known as the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Wellington. Located in the parliamentary precinct, the cathedral is an ...Read more

  15. #15 of 135 Things To Do in Wellington
    - Used in 380 itineraries
    Staglands Wildlife Reserve

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Wildlife Park, Zoo

    Address: Staglands Wildlife Reserve, 2362 Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt, Wellington.

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Searching for a unique experience while in Wellington? Head over to the Staglands Wildlife reserve. It is a man made ecosystem created and developed over the past 40 years consisting of streams, ponds...Read more

Activities And Tours

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