Wellington is the capital city. In New Zealand, it is the second most populated city. It is at the southwestern tip of North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range.
1. The National Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa
The National Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa, is charming and enjoyable for probing minds of any age. The exhibits are inventive and interactive, telling stories of New Zealand’s unique geological, biological, cultural and social history in fresh and stimulating ways.
2. Wellington Cable Car
The visitor can hop onto the little red Cable Car that runs from Lambton Quay to Kelburn. At the top you will find a café, the Wellington Botanic Gardens, two observatories and the Cable Car Museum. For coming down the hill you can take the cable car or just walk down through the Botanic Gardens.
3. Carter Observatory
Take a virtual journey through space in Carter’s new planetarium, a modern full-dome digital theatre. Then take your own steps through space as you walk through the world-class interactive multimedia space experience.
Discover our Universe, along with some of New Zealand’s most impressive telescopes and astronomical artifacts.
It is minutes from downtown Wellington but worlds apart.
Zealandia (Karori Sanctuary), set around a charming reservoir, is a living ecosystem home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and amazing wildlife – all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary valley.