Top Experiences in Wellington for Summer

While Wellington is a haven for corporate day trips or political work, it is also a great place to spend a leisurely weekend. As the cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington is a must-visit place in New Zealand and one of the best places to be on a sunny day. With great coffee, wine, fine dining, shopping and exciting events, it is a city you won’t want to skip. Here’s some of the top experiences in Wellington this summer:


#1: Te Papa Tongarewa

New Zealand’s national museum is a must-do in Wellington. The name literally translates to ‘Container of Treasures’, which seems fitting for the building full of New Zealand’s treasures.

What’s On: Explore the Te Taiao Nature exhibit for an interactive exhibition about wildlife, land, and how to protect the environment. Revel in bright colours with Nike Savvas’s “Finale: Bouquet” art installation.

#2: Mount Victoria

Grab your picnic basket and head to this scenic lookout for panoramic views of the city. This Wellington must-do is a classic Wellington experience.

#3: Zealandia

Zealandia is “the first fully-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”, according to the website. Mingle with New Zealand’s rare and extraordinary wildlife in this sanctuary.

#4: Weta Cave

Weta Cave is a world-leading design and effects facility that has brought movies like The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and Thor: Ragnarok to life. Learn how the magic happens on 45-minute tours.

#5: Tour Vineyards & Drink Wine in Martinborough

One of Wellington’s most underrated experiences, Martinborough is home to some of New Zealand’s legendary wines. Take one of our luxury transfer vehicles and spend the day at wineries like Ata Rangi and enjoy some of the best Pino Noir in the country.

#6: Lounge Around at InterContinental Wellington

Adjacent to Wellington’s waterfront, InterContinental Wellington is a global five-star hotel located in the heart of Wellington city. It is the seamless and personal service that makes InterContinental Wellington one of the best luxury hotels in Wellington.

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