Wellington is a versatile city that never fails to cast its spell on every traveller who visits it. It is the capital of ever glorious New Zealand which is cocooned in sheer beauty. From its multilayered city streets filled with treats to fabulous Victorian timer architecture, hilltop lookouts, fascinating outdoor adventures, rejuvenating getaways, artistic and geological historic places, quirky café culture, magnificent museums and much more, Wellington has a lot to keep you enchanted and entertained.
Although the list of Wellington’s attractions seems endless but here are top 10 attractions of Wellington that you must not miss at any cost:
Acquaint with the glorious history at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Aptly called “The place of pleasures of this land”, it is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand. The museum displays amazing exhibits encompassing the exotic wildlife, natural environment and native Maori people of the country. Te papa is also famous for being the home to the world’s largest colossal squid specimen (4.2 m). Here you will also find exhibits showcasing WWII tragedies.
Catch breathtaking views at Mount Victoria
Enjoy 360-degree views of the splendid beauty of the harbour and city from Mount Victoria Lookout. The sights of ferries sailing, aircraft taking off from the airport are mesmerising. You can sit and relax on the grass with some snacks and enjoy yourself.
Visit the enchanting cafes, bars and restaurants
You would be amazed to know that Wellington has more restaurants and bars per capita than New York City and most of them are located beautiful places. Wellington is popularly known as New Zealand’s craft beer capital as it offers great beer-drinking venues.
Take a ride in The Wellington Cable Car
It is a historic cable car that runs from Lambton Quay up to Kelburn where there is a lookout on the top, the Cable Car Museum and Space Place at Carter Observatory. It is the only cable railway currently in operation in New Zealand. Here you can take a virtual journey to the starts with the art digital planetarium and historic telescopes.
Treat yourself with the wonders at Weta Cave mini-museum
Now, this is the place which will sweep you off your feet! Here you will get a chance to see the artistry and imagination behind some of the world’s impressive movies. It is the place where the special effects wizardry is done.
Enjoy, relax and rejuvenate at the Oriental Bay
It is a perfect place to unwind and revitalise! The sparkling clean blue water and sandy beaches of the Bay are pure magic! The beach front is lined with small cafes and ice-cream spots. The beach also serves as a wonderful cycling and jogging route.
Take stars journey at The Carter Observatory
It is a great place for star-gazing in New Zealand. It is the country’s national observatory. Visit it and you will enjoy the every bit of this world-class planetarium and digital exhibits. The interesting part is that it allows visitors to launch a rocket- of course virtually!
Refresh your mood at the Botanic Gardens
Soak your senses into the natural beauty of colourful flowers and gorgeous green vegetation at Wellington’s Botanical Gardens. Sprawling across 25 hectares, the Garden boasts of a wide variety of plants, native forests, seasonal floral displays and much more. During summers the garden also serves as a venue for concerts!
Shop till you drop at The Underground Market
Located in an underground carpark near the waterfront, this market is dotted with around 90 stalls which sell a variety of handicrafts and vintage goods.
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Experience close encounters with the wilds at Wellington Zoo
It is the oldest zoo of New Zealand which is home to rich wildlife such as kiwi bird, the tuatara reptile, giraffe, big cats, monkey, chimpanzee and much more. Catch glimpses of these amazing animals from close quarters.
Explore these fascinating attractions of Wellington for an extraordinary travel experience!