Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa
The national museum of New Zealand. When you visit a country and go to the national museum you expect to pay a fee to enter right? Not with Te Papa. This is probably one of if not the best tourist attractions in Wellington, there are two cafes inside, enough exhibits inside to last you more than a couple of days, free wi-fi and a locker system. Whether you have just arrived in Wellington or want a few hours to kill before your flight outside of Wellington, Te Papa is a good option.
Mt Victoria Lookout
Parliament Building Tours
If you’re ever curious about the giant building in Wellington that looks like a beehive then you’re in luck because they offer FREE guided tours of New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings. You get to learn about the politics going on inside and even the earthquake strength with the base isolators being part of the tour.
Wellington Botanic Gardens
Wellington Cable Car
You know when you see a beautiful view of a city and wonder what it would be like if you viewed it from the other side. Well damn, say no more. Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, which takes off from Lambton Quay in the CBD takes you to the very top of the Botanic Gardens to a lookout of Wellington but also the Cable Top Eatery where you can enjoy lunch and coffee or even a cheeky drink.
By Keenan Rogers