Wellington, New Zealand


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Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand / Aotearoa. It is also the cultural, administrative and political center of the country. Two aspects of the city that will immediately strike any visitor are the sprawling harbour and the dramatic, hilly terrain. Everywhere you go, the sounds and smell of the ocean hang in the air, and green hills and valleys wrap you in a bear-hug embrace.

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Full Day in Wellington

Full Day in WellingtonEnjoy the sights of beautiful Wellington on this exclusive full-day shore excu...

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Palliser Bay & Scenery

Palliser Bay & SceneryVisit one of the world famous Lord of the Rings film locations, wondrous mount...

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Wellington City Sightseeing Tour

Spend your morning exploring the city highlights that New Zealand’s capital city and home to Parliam...

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Private Half-Day Wellington

Private Half-Day WellingtonThis private tour is the absolute most perfect way to spend your time in...

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by Dangallo72

Good weather the day we visited, cruise ship free shuttle bus from port to city centre, you can't walk from port due to safety (commercial port). We did our own thing, saved lots of money vs organised and overpriced excursion to an English speaking country. Walked to Te Papa Museum (free entry but small donation recommended also free WIFI), THE MOST amazing ANZAC memorial display in the world, very moving. Natural history display of NZ animals also amazing, they have the only preserved Collosal Squid on display, allow about 1.5 hours. Cable Car was handy to get to the top for the view over Wellington and the harbour. Family ticket $16 return although we walked back down to the bottom, only takes 10 minutes. Then walked back to cruise shuttle pick up point in front of parliament house, easy walk and you see a bit of the city. Lots more to do but we didn't bother, same as any other main city.


by Elliot17

Wellington is a great place to visit and there is a lot to do. If you have a day go the Te Papa Museum (2 hours needed at least), Cuba Street (30 minutes), and get the Cable Car (5 or 6 minutes each way) to the Botanical Gardens (2 hours), Parliament - also called The Beehive (you can do a tour - times vary). Wellington Chocolate Factory has great chocolate and go to Leeds Street Bakery and try the Salted Caramel Biscuit. Wish we had longer.

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