What You See:
Wellington is the absolute arts capital of New Zealand. Beautiful Victorian buildings sit beside daring architectural designs. Museums and galleries display the best of the world's historical collections and the latest works by contemporary New Zealand artists.
Spend some time immersed in art and architecture. Explore and enjoy the diversity of a city that provides an artistic experience around every corner.
Visit private studios to see New Zealand artists at work, and learn about the culture and work of internationally-renowned artists and craftspeople. Tour Wellington's intriguing early suburbs. And fit in a visit to Old St Paul's cathedral, or to the Victorian birthplace of famous writer Katherine Mansfield.
DISCOVER LEADING GALLERIES
Explore the art collection at some of New Zealand's leading galleries, and learn about our rich mix of Maori, Pacific, and European history. Browse for unique gifts at exclusive city stores that sell pieces from leading Pacific Rim artists.
1 DAY TOUR ONLY:
Enjoy lunch and the entertainment of Wellington's cafe culture, and take a stroll along the waterfront from the City Gallery to Te Papa. The waterfront is a living work of art, packed with poetry, sculpture, artwork and people, and set against one of the world's most spectacular harbours.
Blend the past, today and the future at Stansborough Fibres. Your day includes a tour of this historic boutique mill that specialises in weaving and exporting fine textiles to the discerning USA market and Europe's fashion houses. Unique Fashion Accessories, baby wear, interiors and Movie Costuming are available at the heirloom shop. Stansborough are also the fabric weavers of the Magic Cloaks in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well the Chronicle of Narnia and other movies.