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Places to visit in Wellington

When you travel to Wellington, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Wellington, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Wellington to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Wellington things to do can include exploring Wellington attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in wellington


This memorial can be found on Buckle Street and it celebrates those citizens of New Zealand who fought in many different wars, including World War I and II, Vietnam War and even the South African war. You can't visit the Hall of Memories as it is currently being upgraded for more strength during the earthquakes. However, you can visit the foyer and the Tomb.


This memorial can be found on one of the ridges that are situated right above the Tarakena Bay. The memorial is dedicated to all of the soldiers who had died while following orders that ended up being called the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.


Sacred Heart Cathedral is also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and of Saint Mary His Mother. It is a significant church of Wellington.


This is one of the top places for events and weddings in the city. The construction was started in 1865 and completed in 1866 and up until 1964 it was.


Which child doesn't enjoy going to the zoo and looking at all of the different animals. This zoo is home to more than 500 animals, including giraffes, lions, Tasmanian devils, tigers and bears.


This is the perfect indoor activity for kids of all ages. There are many different things for kids to do here, including adventure rides, ball blaster, Chipmunks slide, a cafe and even a special area for kids under the age of five.


The island is full of different nature reserves, which include many different rare and endangered species of birds. On this island you can spot birds such as Saddleback, Kokako, and the Little Spotted Kiwi.


This is one of the best places to visit and experience the ruggedness of the coast and the solidarity that also exists here. You can explore the 20 kilometres seal coast and watch the seals as they frolic while you enjoy a snack.


Museum of Wellington City and Sea showcases how Wellington has changed and developed in the last 1,000 years up until the current times. There are many different exhibitions here that use different techniques to help visitors learn, including special effects using holography and other exhibitions that are interactive.


This is an original cottage that was constructed in 1858 and is currently the oldest house on the island. The house belonged to the Wallis family, who resided in the home for 3 generations. It was restored and made into a museum showing how the lives of the settlers had been combined with the culture of the new country.


Katherine Mansfield is one of the famous authors who hailed from New Zealand. Her home where she was born and raised can be found in Thorndon. The home is fully restored and refurnished and the public can come and visit.


This museum is the place where all of the treasures of New Zealand are kept and it was originally opened in 1865. There is a huge variety of artifacts in the museum, including fossils, around 250,000 dried specimens of herbs and even an exhibit of around 70,000 birds.

Activities in wellington

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Adrenalin Forest Porirua Park

This park is full of adventure and the activities give you a huge rush of adrenaline. There is an obstacle course that consists of platforms that have been constructed around groups of trees and there are also swings, bridges, wires and even the flying foxes.

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Bluebridge Cook Straight Ferry

What is better for relaxing than taking a cruise around the country? Not only will you get to see the area and the amazing views but on the cruise you will have access to the internet, movies that are shown on big screens and good service.

Food in wellington


This restaurant serves fusion food and can sit 120 people if you want a meal with 3 courses and up to 160 if they stand instead of sitting. The menu is full of New Zealand dishes with a modern twist and over 50 varieties of cocktails.


This restaurant is found directly in the centre of the city and they serve the most delicious and exquisite meals. The staff is friendly and the service is the best in the city. They have an amazing menu full of good food and drinks.


If you are looking at trying some traditional dishes from New Zealand then go for the seafood. The freshness of the seafood makes it one of the most popular food here. One would surely reslish having lobster or crayfish, salmon, p?ua or abalone, tuatua and pipis, which are both shellfish from the area, kiwi and pavlova, which is the national dessert.

Night Life in wellington


Not only does this city have a number of bars and pubs that would have live music but there are also many different arenas and stadiums that have concerts.


Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club

This club typically has live bands that come and perform their music. Some perform original music, while others cover music by well known bands such as Metallica and AC/DC.


This club is a bar, which features a dance floor, which is separated by a lounge. There is also live music here but it is alternative and the bands change at random. You can get a variety of different drinks here as well as bar food.


During the day this nightclub masquerades as a bar and restaurant. At night they clear the floor. There is a stage for live music, a huge dance floor and an upper level full of leather booths that allows you to sit and drink while watching people dance.

Shopping in wellington


This flea market is held on Sundays from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm in the middle of the city. There are nearly 50 different stalls that sell a variety of things, including potted plants, flowers, dairy products, local fruit and vegetables.


Wakefield Street

This street apparently seems very quiet but this street holds many of the top department stores in the city. These department stores include Karen Walker, Scotties Boutique and even The Service Depot. They have some of the top brands in the world.


Lambton Quay

On this street you will find a few different stores, including a 3 story department store called Kirkcaldie & Stains along with the Old Bank Arcade. In the Old Bank Arcade you'll find stores such as Taylor, Workshop, Ricochet and RUBY.


Cuba Street

This is the best street to find the hottest street market in the city, which has numerous shops that carry a huge variety of goods. These stores include Hunters & Collectors, Emporium, Ziggurat, Paper Bag Princess and much more.

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