The Parliament precinct
The Parliament precinct includes the Edwardian
Parliament House, the Neo-Gothic Library and the
modern Beehive. Located just across the road are
the National Library and National Archives where the
original Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding
document, is on display.
Wellington Cable Car and Botanic Gardens
Wellington Cable Car takes visitors from the Lambton
Quay terminus up to the Wellington Botanic Gardens for
great views over the city and harbour. Take a pleasant
stroll downhill to the spectacular Lady Norwood Rose
garden, or head to the nearby Cable Car Museum and
The National Museum of New Zealand
(Te Papa Tongarewa)
Located on Wellington’s waterfront, this interactive
and extraordinary museum explains New Zealand’s rich
cultural history by telling local stories. Incidentally, Te
Papa is the most visited museum in Australasia.
Only a stone’s throw from the top of the Cable Car is
New Zealand’s national observatory, where “Big Bang”
science meets Maori mythology. Discover stories of
Polynesian celestial navigation and check out New
Zealand’s newest digital planetarium, focusing on the
skies of the southern hemisphere.
Visit WETA Cave
Come face to face with characters, props and displays from your
favourite movies, at WETA Cave – a fun concept store featuring
a mini museum, theatre and shop. Lord of the Rings fans should
not miss this. Combine a visit here with our “In The Footsteps
Of The Lord Of The Rings” tour which takes in the scenes where
the epic trilogy was filmed. With the amount of modern film
releases to come out of Wellington recently, the locals now refer
to their city as “Welly-wood”.
Get out of the city
See rugged beaches and seals with a tour along Wellington’s
spectacular south coast, or visit Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary - a
world-first conservation attraction. Another popular attraction
on Wellington’s doorstep is Hutt Valley, which offers stunning
scenery, breathtaking views, buzzing cafes, great shopping as
well as leading museums and galleries.