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Ranked #1 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards Show is the only event of its kind in the World.WOW®'s mission is to take art off the... more » Owner description: The World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards Show is the only event of its kind in the World.WOW®'s mission is to take art off the wall and out of static display to adorn the body in wildly wonderful ways. WOW® celebrates this creativity in lavish and unique spectaculars which inspire all. The WOW® Awards Show is New Zealand’s largest arts event, a theatrical two-hour show held annually in Wellington, New Zealand. The audience of WOW® reaches nearly 50,000 per season. First shown in 1987, Nelson sculptor and WOW® Founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff had the vision to take art off the wall and exhibit on the human form.See what people are saying about WOW®: #beWOWdinWLG « less
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Ranked #2 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Museums
Owner description: Experience the whole of New Zealand in one building! Te Papa is New Zealand's bold, innovative and interactive national... more » Owner description: Experience the whole of New Zealand in one building! Te Papa is New Zealand's bold, innovative and interactive national museum. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country, its unique natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), dynamic art heritage, and its fascinating history. Te Papa is located on Wellington's spectacular waterfront. Open every day from 10am to 6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays. General admission is free. « less
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Ranked #3 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Lookouts
High lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway gives visitors a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings.
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Ranked #4 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: History Museums

Voted one of the top 50 museums in the world by The Times, UK (2013). This is Wellington’s museum, celebrating the social, cultural and maritime history of the region. Housed in... more »

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Ranked #5 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Concerts; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Old St Paul's is a unique old cathedral nestled in the heart of Wellington's heritage precinct. Constructed entirely of... more » Owner description: Old St Paul's is a unique old cathedral nestled in the heart of Wellington's heritage precinct. Constructed entirely of native timbers, it is a unique example of Gothic Revival architecture - renowned for its vaulted arches and unique timber design throughout the world. Old St Paul's stands on a site that was formerly part of Pipitea Pa. Between 1866 - 1964 Old St Paul's served as the parish church of Thorndon and the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington. During World War II the United States Marines used Old St Paul's as a place of worship during their time in New Zealand. This wooden church has a special place in the hearts of many visitors from around the world. Old St Paul's remains a place of spiritual significance to many and has become a popular venue for a wide variety of cultural events. The property is cared for and maintained by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Check out Old St Paul's to behold the fascinating architecture with your own eyes, sit quietly in the churches peaceful atmosphere or let one of our friendly guides tell you a few of the many quirky stories that contribute to the history of this magnificent building. « less
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Ranked #6 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience is New Zealand's award-winning conservation attraction. Home to some of the rarest... more » Owner description: Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience is New Zealand's award-winning conservation attraction. Home to some of the rarest and extraordinary wildlife on the planet, our sanctuary is protected by a predator proof fence that encloses 225ha of regenerating forest, less than 10 minutes from central Wellington.Pick up a map from our visitor centre or join one of our popular guided tours. « less
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Ranked #7 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Gardens

Over 26 hectares of unsurpassed views, unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens. more »

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Ranked #8 of 146 attractions in Wellington
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Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #9 of 146 attractions in Wellington
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Ranked #10 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Lookouts; Mountains
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Ranked #11 of 146 attractions in Wellington
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Ranked #12 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: We are the official Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and your local experts in our beautiful city. This Qualmark... more » Owner description: We are the official Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and your local experts in our beautiful city. This Qualmark endorsed centre is operated by Positively Wellington Tourism, and is part of New Zealand's official Visitor Information Network (i-SITE).We are your ‘one stop shop’ for travel advice and bookings for Wellington tours, activities and accommodation. As an official i-SITE, we also specialise in travel arrangements for all New Zealand destinations. Better still, our service to you is FREE. « less
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Ranked #13 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Islands
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Ranked #14 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington and a 'must see' attraction for anyone either living... more » Owner description: Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is less than an hour from Wellington and a 'must see' attraction for anyone either living in or visiting Wellington. Staglands offers a unique experience for people of all ages to feed and freely interact with a wide range of native and exotic birds and animals in an environment that has been created with nature’s materials. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Adults $20, Children $8 (3 and under no charge) « less
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Ranked #15 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Carter Observatory offers visitors a state of the art, digital planetarium with an almost limitless range of virtual space... more » Owner description: Carter Observatory offers visitors a state of the art, digital planetarium with an almost limitless range of virtual space journeys, along with multi-media exhibits that tell the Māori and European story of New Zealand’s southern skies and the role of the stars in navigation. Carter re-opened in March 2010 as a world class visitor attraction after a multi-million dollar refit. Over its 70 year history it has served as New Zealand’s national observatory and this legacy is reflected in a collection of New Zealand astronomical history including the oldest telescope of its kind operating in New Zealand.Carter offers a fun learning experience for kids and visitors of all ages and has new exhibitions on space flight, New Zealanders and their role in space sciences and much much more. We know you'll leave inspired. « less
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Ranked #16 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Government Buildings
Owner description: Free, one-hour guided tours of Parliament operate every day on the hour. Take a tour with one of our trained guides to visit... more » Owner description: Free, one-hour guided tours of Parliament operate every day on the hour. Take a tour with one of our trained guides to visit key parts of Parliament's buildings and learn about our parliamentary processes, and have an insight in to New Zealand's history and culture. Tours operate seven days a week with the first tour at 10am, last tour 4pm. We recommend you arrive least 15 minutes before the tour departs as tour group sizes are limited and so you have time to check in your belongings. Everyone must leave their bags, coats, phones, cameras and other electronic devices in secure storage at the Visitor Centre in the Beehive. Individuals do not need to book. Groups of 10 or more are required to book their tour in advance. Specialist tours are avaiable on request but must be booked in advance. « less
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Ranked #17 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #18 of 146 attractions in Wellington
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Ranked #19 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Gardens

Step back in time to an ancient world. Enter the tranquil Fernery, tiptoe through the treetops on the Canopy Walkway, hike the trails to find the 800-year-old rimu. Otari-Wilton’s... more »

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Ranked #20 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Visit us today and discover why Wellington Zoo is gaining a reputation for being the best little zoo in the whole wide world!
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Ranked #21 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Trams
This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a unique way of transport through the city.
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Ranked #22 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Historic Sites
The childhood home of New Zealand's most celebrated author.
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Ranked #23 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: KiwiRail Scenic is New Zealand's only long distance passenger train network. We take passengers across New Zealand in comfort... more » Owner description: KiwiRail Scenic is New Zealand's only long distance passenger train network. We take passengers across New Zealand in comfort and style through some of the most scenic areas of the North and South Islands. It is an experience not just a journey. The Northern Explorer between Auckland & Wellington is a unique journey through the heart of the North Island, through an array of changing landscapes of sea coasts, farmlands, river viaducts and the central volcanic plateau. The service operates a 6 day timetable, departing Auckland on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and Wellington on Tuesday, Friday & Sunday. « less
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Ranked #24 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Come and visit the Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington. The Weta Cave screens a first-ever behind-the-scenes look at Weta and... more » Owner description: Come and visit the Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington. The Weta Cave screens a first-ever behind-the-scenes look at Weta and interviews with Weta co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk. We give you exclusive insight into the creativity and imagination that goes into crafting the art of Weta.In our mini-museum, you come face to face with some of the characters, props and displays from your favourite movies. Read the stories of how they were brought to life and learn about the artists who created them. Entry to the Weta Cave with its museum and film screening is absolutely free - come and enjoy with us.You may also purchase from a wide range of Weta related movie and TV merchandise.You can now also join our hosts for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop, with a guided tour within our newly opened exhibition space,the 'Window into Workshop'.See some of the props and models we’ve created over the years.Learn about some the processes we use to make cool stuff!Tours run every half and hour from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Tours cost $20 per adult, $10 per child (12 years and under) $50 family pass (2 adults, 2 children) 4 years and under Free. « less
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Ranked #25 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #26 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Bodies of Water; Beaches
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Ranked #27 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Neighborhoods

Balancing chic and kitsch, boutique and bohemia, Cuba Street is widely considered to be the coolest street in New Zealand. A haven for coffee addicts, buskers, emerging designers... more »

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Ranked #28 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #29 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Trails
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Ranked #30 of 146 attractions in Wellington
Category: Geologic Formations
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