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Wellington Attractions

Big cities like Wellington are packed with things to see and do — you just have to know where to begin. Whether you're looking for rest and relaxation, rip-roaring adventures or notable attractions in this national capital, we'll lead you to the fun.

Find out what makes Wellington tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Scroll through our 100 fun activities in Wellington, and book with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Wellington with Kids

There are lots of incredible experiences in Wellington that the whole gang will love. These are some of the best family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Wellington

Touring on a shoestring budget in Wellington? Spend time, not your paycheck, on fantastic experiences.

Museum of Wellington City and Sea - Round up the entire family and embark on an intriguing adventure through history with each other.

City-to-Sea Bridge - Architecture aficionado or not, prepare to be wowed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Spinks Cottage - Take a stroll around this historic site and uncover some secrets from long ago.

Wellington Central Business District - See for yourself why visitors and locals alike are in love with the character and charm of this place.

Central Library - Pay a visit and discover the significance of this place to the locals.

Saint Mary of the Angels - Throw a little spirituality into your getaway with a visit to this religious sanctuary.

Oriental Bay Beach - Skip rocks across the water's surface, watch the sun go down or just revel in the views from the shore.

Te Aro Pa - Take your camera and let the natural surrounds capture your imagination.

Frank Kitts Park - Develop your green thumb and be wowed by the wide variety of plants on show.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Wellington

Te Aro

Travelers to Te Aro praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Cuba Street Mall.

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Aro Valley

If you're spending time in Aro Valley, you might enjoy its restaurants and shopping. If you've got time to venture a little farther, you can make a stop by Zealandia or Cuba Street Mall.

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Oriental Bay

If you're spending some time in Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade and Oriental Bay Beach are top sights worth seeing.


Korokoro might not have many top sights, but Maori Treasures and Matiu - Somes Island are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Houghton Bay

Travelers like the beaches in Houghton Bay, and Princess Bay is a top attraction you might want to visit.



While visiting Thorndon, you might make a stop by sights like Lambton Quay and Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Wellington on a rainy day?

What should I not miss in Wellington?

You simply can't go home without crossing off the following list of sensational attractions:

  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)
  • Westpac Stadium
  • Courtenay Place
  • Cuba Street Mall

What can you do in Wellington for free?

You'll hardly have time to dig your wallet out of your bag with so many incredible free attractions:

  • Courtenay Place
  • Cuba Street Mall
  • Mount Victoria Lookout
  • Botanic Gardens