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5 Of The Very Best Places To Visit In Wellington

By James Baker
on  June 22, 2018

Wellington is easily one of the world’s coolest capital cities, and there’s no surprise it’s overflowing with an array of different things to see and do. So, here’s a few places we reckon you might like to visit during your New Zealand road trip.

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Stroll Down Cuba Street

With its bohemian vibes and artistic soul, Cuba Street has attracted creatives, innovators, and trend-setters for decades. Home to unique boutiques, culinary delights, galleries, and bars, this iconic graffiti-decorated street really does have something for everyone.

Explore Te Papa Museum 

Interactive, immersive, and dynamic, this incredible museum takes visitors on a journey into the natural and cultural forces that have shaped New Zealand across the centuries. From exploring exhibitions celebrating New Zealand and Pacific Island artists to viewing some exceptional collections of Maori art. Or even viewing the world’s largest squid! With so much to see, we’re sure your time will be well spent at Te Papa.

Katherine Mansfield’s Childhood Home

One for all literature lovers, this small wooden house located in the suburb of Thorndon was where renowned modernist writer Katherine Mansfield spent her childhood. After careful restoration, it’s now a museum which houses authentic late 19th-century furniture alongside some of Mansfield’s own personal belongings.

Zealandia Urban Eco-Sanctuary

Just 10 minutes from downtown Wellington is the world’s first urban eco-sanctuary, and it’s plan is a radical 500-year vision to re-establish the region’s freshwater ecosystems and valley forests. As the feeling of being face-to-face with some of New Zealand’s most celebrated wildlife will for sure awaken your senses, why not see it for yourself.

Taste Your Way Around Wellington

Wellington is home to many award-winning eateries, from modern street food to elegant fine dining. All in all, we’re sure you won’t struggle to find somewhere that will utterly amaze your culinary experience.

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