What to see and do in Wellington

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and sits near the North Island’s southernmost point. It is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.

What is there to see and do in Wellington for families?


Mount Victoria Lookout

Nestled between a stunning harbour and protected green, there’s nothing quite like the view from Mount Victoria Lookout in the central city. You can drive all the way up, or walk through the nature trails perfect location to sit down and watch the sun go down and the lights come up.


Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Discover great treasures and stories of New Zealand at Te Papa Tongarewa. Learn about its unique natural environment, Māori culture, art, heritage, and fascinating history at this innovative museum.


Red Wellington Cable Car

Enjoy a ride up from the terminal in the heart of the Lambton Quay shopping district up to the lookout for panoramic views of the city. Here you’ll also find the Cable Car Museum, Space Place at Carter Observatory and Botanic Garden, lots of options to keep all the family entertained.


While visiting Wellington it might be a good idea to see what events are currently happening. Wellington is renowned for its fantastic events that range from concerts and live theatre to sporting matches, exhibitions and festivals. If you have timed it right you might be able to see the World of WearableArt Awards Show, a visual extravaganza combining arts, fashion and theatrics.


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