As the capital of New Zealand, you can be sure there are many things to do in Wellington for any type of traveler.

The city is well known for its creative community, a world-class food scene, and being central to some awe-inspiring nature spots.

Things to Do in Wellington

But if you’re not sure what to do in Wellington New Zealand, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the most unmissable attractions you cannot skip.

Visit Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

New Zealand’s National Museum is Te Papa, which is free to enter. Here you can learn all about the country’s history, geography, and native people, and enjoy tons of great multi-media displays and exhibits.

Check out the Views from Mount Victoria

From the top, you can get fantastic 360-degree views over Wellington.

Relax in Wellington Botanic Garden

The Wellington Botanic Garden is tranquil escape from the city, with its sprawling green lawns, vibrant plants and flora displays, and serene walking trails.

Walk Along the Wellington Waterfront

The waterfront area is quiet and peaceful, overlooking the gentle Lambton Harbour. Look out over the boat docks, beaches, and grab a drink from one of the cafes.

Take the Kids to Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is not just a place to get up close to animals you wouldn’t normally see in the wild, but a place of conservation and education.

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