From its dramatic, unearthly south coast to its bizarre central Beehive, the contrasts and quirkiness of Wellington's wonders are unequalled anywhere on earth. Bring plenty of film!
Travel around the earthquake-scarred south coast to see the ruins of the Wahine ferry disaster and the distant ranges of the South Island, overlooked by the coasters' houses perched on the steep, rocky hills. Enjoy the views of the harbour and Matiu Somes Island, a deceptively pretty place where prisoners of war were quarantined during World War II.
Enjoy panoramic views of Wellington city and harbour from the top of Mt Victoria. Take a trip on the cable car, a charming and picturesque transport that is one of the few surviving in the world.
CULTURE & ARCHITECTURE
In Thorndon, New Zealand's oldest suburb, visit the magnificent Parliament buildings and gorgeous Old St Paul's Cathedral. See the famous Beehive, our seat of government. It really is shaped like one!
Your day can also include a visit to the national museum, Te Papa, where you can explore the interactive displays and extraordinary mix of Maori and European history. Te Papa is right on Wellington's waterfront, an area that is packed with sculpture, poetry, performers, and people.
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Enjoy a delicious open-air picnic lunch on one of the city's beautiful beaches or if it isn't picnic weather at one of Wellington's famous local cafes!
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.