Surrounded by nature and full of creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a compelling mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine.

Your clients can fuel their visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer, wander through hidden laneways, experience Te Papa’s interactive museum magic, be inspired by theatres and galleries and go behind the scenes at Oscar-winning film studios. 

Things to do in Wellington

  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa –The most visited museum in Australasia, Te Papa is New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum.

  • Dining, shopping and nightlife – Your clients can easily eat and shop their way around the compact city centre. Zest Food Tours offer a tasty introduction to the city’s artisan food scene. Craft beer fans will love Wellington’s multitude of boutique breweries, brew-bars and pubs.

  • Movie Magic – With Weta Studio Tours, visitors can see how Lord of the Rings came to life and experience the magic behind many other blockbuster films. Guided tours to Middle-earth filming locations are offered by Wellington Rover Tours and Flat Earth NZ.

  • Nature – You clients can stroll through the botanic gardens, see a kiwi bird by night at wildlife sanctuary Zealandia, or take a 4WD tour to see fur seals. Wellington is an adventure lover's paradise, with trails for walking, running or biking all within a stone's throw of the city.

  • Kapiti Island– An hour’s drive and a short boat ride away, your clients can experience a tour of Kapiti Island, a sanctuary for New Zealand native species and rich Māori history.