Victoria University of Wellington

About Wellington, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Wellington, New Zealand)

Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is a compact, upbeat, and visitor-friendly city, and it is considered as the southernmost capital of the world. It is completely different from the loud, urban mass of Auckland. It offers tourists and visitors breathtaking scenic spots, historical attractions, and New Zealand's parliamentary democracy in action.

What to do in Wellington

Sightseeing is one of the best things to do in Wellington. It has many tourists spots that reflect and demonstrate the city's history and culture like the Te Papa (Our Place) national museum, which shows a treasured link between the people, culture, and land of New Zealand; the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, giving sentimental value to the maritime culture of the city; and the Wellington Zoo, which is the oldest zoo in the country.

Another great place to visit in Wellington is its ever-popular seaside esplanade. It is a milling milieu that accommodates walkers, joggers, cyclists, and skaters. The Civic Centre, Esplanade, and Frank Kitts Park have been integrated into one exciting place where the city meets the sea, offering a breathtaking attraction for both locals and tourists.

Visitors should not forget to ride the city's cable cars because they offer a breathtaking aerial view of the city and its stunning harbour. People who are afraid of heights can still see the city's attractions by taking the train around the city. However, the best way to explore Wellington is still on foot.

Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the city's zoos, botanical gardens, and nature parks. The Wellington Zoo offers the largest habitat exhibit in New Zealand known as the Tropical River Trail. Visitors can also climb up the summit of Mt Victoria, wander along the extensive trails of the Town Belt, or simply enjoy the national treasures in the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.

Tourist Attractions

The Te Papa or 'Our Place' Museum has been described as 'one of the most ambitiously eclectic museums in the world' by the Washington Post. It is an elegant museum that relives the country's history, illustrates its culture, and describes its people.

The Wellington Waterfront is one of the most distinctive and breathtaking sites in the city as it separates the city centre from the sea. Restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, and places for hanging out can be found at the Waterfront.
The Te Papa or 'Our Place' Museum, Bolton Memorial Park and Lady Norwood Rose Garden
Visitors can take a cable car and get off at the Wellington Botanical Garden to explore more than 26 hectares of land and exotic forest filled with native bushes, colourful floral and fauna displays, and beautiful gardens. They can also tour the historic Bolton Memorial Park and the award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden. These gardens usually do not charge entrance fees. They usually open daily from sunrise to sunset.

A tour of the city is not complete without visiting the elegantly refurbished Parliament Buildings located in the suburb of Thorndon. They are made up of three architecturally distinctive buildings, namely the Victorian Gothic Parliamentary Library, the Edwardian Neo-classical Parliament House, and the 1970-style Beehive Building.

Established in 1906, the Wellington Zoo is the oldest zoo in New Zealand. It contains more than 400 animals of different species and families, including red pandas and meerkats. New Zealand wildlife such as the kiwi, tuatara, and kea can also be found in the zoo.

The Museum of Wellington City and the Sea is located in an 1800-style warehouse. It has eight galleries exhibiting the city's history, culture, and people. The museum also features short films and interactive exhibits on Wellington.

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