Famous for a vibrant creative culture fueled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee and events, Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with an energetic personality. Below are some great attractions that shouldn't be missed when exploring Wellington!
Cable Car Lane, off Lambton Quay
Join locals and visitors alike in a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car. For over a hundred years passengers have enjoyed the dramatic views of our growing cityscape and the surrounding hills that define
Wellington's harbour. It offers a charming escape from the busy city streets to the tree lined walkways of the Botanic Gardens.
There is simply no better way to experience the hidden charm that Wellington has to offer than to take this 5-minute ride from the heart of city centre via the Kelburn Campus of Victoria university and on to the
lookout perched high above the city.
We are offering a special 20% discount on standard one way and return fares for delegates attending the International research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) conference, just show your IRSPM lanyard
to get the discount anytime 16-18 April 2019!
For more information please visit www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz
|Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable Street
Discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand at Te Papa. The museum has something for everyone, from precious Maori and pacific treasures to the national art collection. Te Papa is a bold and innovative
national museum recognised for its interactive and visitor focused experiences.
For more information please visit www.tepapa.govt.nz
53 Waiapu Road, Karori
Zealandia is the world's firstfully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley's forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state.
The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, 6 of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for
over 100 years.
Set around a picturesque reservoir, ZEALANDIA is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife - all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary.
For more information please visit www.visitzealandia.com
Weta Studio Tours
1 Weka Street, Miramar
If you love film Weta Studio Tours is your gateway to immersive film making experiences in Wellington. Get up close to the incredible miniatures, props, weapons, armour, creatures, vehicles, models and more,
all made right here in Wellington.
Visit their famous Weta Cave shop, a cavern of creativity where you can shop for collectibles, prop replicas, apparel, jewellery, DVDs, art prints and more. Pick yourself up a rad ray gun, a signed book, or perhaps
even a premium sculpture made by the filmmakers at Weta Workshop.
While you're there, wander through the mini museum and take a seat for a short documentary about the history of movie-making in Wellington.
For more information please visit www.wetaworkshop.com
Wellington's tastiest laneway where you will discover a trail of boutique factories and eateries each with delectable goodies to try and buy. The laneway is tucked away between Leeds and Eva Streets in central Wellington, some of the laneways most popular spots are:
Wellington Chocolate Factory - Their products are made with a commitment to ethical trade and transparency and is New Zealand's first bean-to-bar factory open to the public. They create perfect morsels that come in beautiful packaging by local artists. If you visit them be sure to try their most popular bar, salted brittle caramel.
Leeds Street Bakery - Famous for their salted caramel cookies, they also have fresh breads, pastries, sandwiches and of course good Wellington coffee available.
Fix and Fogg - They are makers of the most divine peanut butter produced in a tiny 'nut buttery' tucked under the stairs in Hannahs Laneway. Some of their famous flavours include smooth, crunchy, smoke and fire, and decadent dark chocolate peanut butter.
Golding's Free Dive - This zany little craft beer bar is decorated largely from recycled materials, with buckets for lampshades and awnings made from old skis. Golding's Free Dive is a free house, meaning they can put anything they like on tap. With just six taps and one hand-pull, beers are swapped out often so breweries from all over New Zealand can get their turn. Goldings also a have a nice little wine list, including some funky natural wines. And best of all, you can place an order at the bar for Pizza Pomodoro (it's just across the laneway) and have your pizza delivered hot and fresh to your table.
Pizza Pomodoro - They are one of the original residents in the laneway and have been producing authentic Italian pizzas for over a decade.