Wellington Attractions and Activities
Called the world’s ‘coolest little capital’ Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find a city in the world that's easier to get around.
Wellington enjoys more cafes, bars and restaurants than New York City, and its coffee and craft beer producers are internationally recognised. A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village.
There's a bus stop right outside Airport Motor Lodge. Busses travel into the city regularly (usually every 20mins).
Visit Te Papa, our national museum
Te Papa is New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences.Te Papa
Just minutes from downtown Wellington and set around a picturesque reservoir, ZEALANDIA is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife.Zealandia
Wellington Zoo is nestled in the city's green town belt and is home to more than 500 native and exotic endangered animals. Check out the daily talks and animal feedings, and get up close to Red Pandas, Lions, Meerkats, Cheetah, Lemurs and Giraffes!Wellington Zoo
Mount Victoria Lookout
Get a panoramic view of city and harbour, and a great photo opportunity at the Mount Victoria Lookout. Watch the ferries sailing in through the harbour and aircraft taking off from Wellington Airport. You can drive all the way up, or walk through the town belt greenery.Mount Victoria Lookout
Wellington Cable Car
One of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions, the Wellington Cable Car runs from downtown Wellington to the picturesque suburb of Kelburn and Wellington Botanic Garden.Wellington Cable Car
The craft beer capital
The best place to start exploring Wellington’s craft beer is one of our specialist craft beer bars. Check out the Craft Beer Capital Trail for a self-guided tour of Wellington's welcoming craft bars. When you're downtown, you're never more than a short walk away from a delicious glass of local craft bew.The craft beer capital