Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington has been named the “Coolest little Capital in the World” by Lonely Planet.

Known for its coffee, galleries, theatre and movie making scene, it is no wonder Wellington is considered the cultural capital of New Zealand. Take a stroll on the waterfront, go shopping on Cuba Street, or take a ride up to the botanic gardens in the historic Wellington Cable Car.

Below we have listed the top 5 things you can do while you’re in Wellington.

1. Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand

Open 365 days a year, Te Papa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand. Located on the waterfront with six floors of exhibitions, cafés and gift shops dedicated to New Zealand’s culture and environment.

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2. Shop & Dine on Cuba Street

One of Wellington’s most famous streets, lined with trendy bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. A popular meeting place to embrace the city’s culture, and you can bet to see a street performer or two on a good day.

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3. Weta Workshop

Take a sneak peek inside the studio that brought countless blockbusters including Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit and Avatar.

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4. Botanic Gardens & Cable Car

Take a ride in the historic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Gardens and look out over the city. With over 100 years of service, the Cable Car runs every 10 mins and carries over 1 million passengers a year.

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5. Wellington Zoo

The first Zoo ever opened in New Zealand, Get up close and personal with some exotic and endangered animals from around the globe.

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