• Discover New Zealand's 'capital of cool'

 

Wellington Day Tours

 

Wellington is New Zealand's capital city and the southernmost city in the North Island. Surrounded by hilly terrain and with a stunning natural harbour, Wellington offers plenty of things to see and do for families and independent travellers alike. Wellington boasts natural attractions like Mount Victoria, the Botanic Gardens (best accessed by Wellington's iconic Cable Car) and Zealandia native wildlife sanctuary. Wellington is also home to Te Papa, the national museum and art gallery. Situated on the waterfront, Te Papa has several floors of fun hands-on exhibits that show off New Zealand's natural, cultural and social history, as well as hosting international exhibitions.

The ‘capital of cool’, Wellington combines big city culture with small-town charm. Its compact city centre means most Wellington attractions are within walking distance. There are shopping and dining options for every budget in the Cuba Mall precinct and along Lambton Quay. Foodies and craft beer devotees will find themselves in paradise, while anyone who loves a spectacular show will enjoy big-ticket events like the New Zealand Festival, the New Zealand Rugby Sevens tournament and the World of Wearable Arts extravaganza. Sports fans flock to Wellington's main stadium, known as the 'Cake Tin' for events like the annual New Zealand Sevens tournament; while across town the Basin Reserve hosts cricket matches in a very traditional style.