TOP 4 EXPERIENCES
Welcome to the “coolest little capital in the world’ (Lonely Planet). Surrounded by nature and fueled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer – Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining, with plenty of great restaurants, night markets and food trucks.
4. SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
We recommend you explore the waterfront on foot, from Queens Wharf around the harbor through to the golden shores of Oriental Bay. Take the iconic Wellington cable car up to the botanic gardens and lookout. You’ll find several wildlife experiences to enjoy like Zelandia where you can see a tuatara or kiwi up close.
3. THE WELLINGTON UNDERGROUND MARKET
Hand-picked stalls bursting with world-class products crafted by designers, craftspeople and artisans is the name of the game for this famous market. Held in the heart of Wellington’s picturesque waterfront on Jervois Quay, discover vintage treasures, locally designed & made clothing, quality, kiwi-inspired gifts and more. Held every Saturday from 10am – 4pm.
2. THE WELLINGTON NIGHT MARKET
The ultimate fusion of Asia’s buzzing atmosphere and delicious smells combined with a little kiwi flair comes to life at the Wellington Night Market, held at Cuba Street on Friday nights and at Corner of Cuba and Manners Street on Saturday nights from 5pm till 11pm. Indulge in fresh, delicious Asian-inspired foods while enjoying live bands, cultural performances and karaoke.
1. FILM CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND
Miramar, a seaside curbside suburb of Wellington, home to a neighborhood of world-class movie-making talent and technologies. You can enjoy various studio tours. Explore movie experiences