Wellington: culture, activities and the weather

From ballet to fashion to art to birds to parliament to gardens – Wellington's got it all (just try to...


Public art in Wellington's Civic Square. © Colleen Tunnicliff

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Things to do

Get outdoors: 10 scenic spots for a springtime stroll

As the weather warms up and we're all itching to get out and about, why not check out a short walk close to home. We've rounded up a handful of springtime strolls to add to your wish-list. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

We Love You New Zealand Magazine

New Zealand is brimming with lesser-known sweet spots. We’ve filled 113 pages with hundreds of ideas of things to see and do around the country in our online travel magazine. Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Urban Explorer: four city escapes around New Zealand

As the weather cools down and the days grow shorter, bright city lights make a welcome escape from the season. Warm your cockles with great places to eat and drink, indulge in some retail therapy and explore the city streets. Where will you head on your next urban escape?  Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Must-Do's: Walking Travel Guide

Whether you’re hiking to a mountain summit or strolling through an urban landscape, there are walking options around New Zealand to suit everyone. Read the story . . . 

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Cycling

Must-Do's: Cycling Travel Guide

There are 22 Great Rides on Ngā Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle Trail, covering over 2,600 kilometres of the country. Check out our comprehensive overview of all the best cycle trails available in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Must-Do's: North Island Road Trips Travel Guide

Check out our Must-Do's guide to find attractions, activities, experiences and accommodation on your next North Island road trip. Read the story . . . 

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Must-Do's: Central and Lower North Island Travel Guide

From The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Eastland, to Waikato, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay and Wellington, our Central and Lower North Island Must-Do's guide includes all the information you need to plan your next road trip.  Read the story . . . 

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Get outdoors

Eight Must-Do walks to check out around New Zealand this summer

From short city strolls to more challenging coastal climbs, we’ve picked eight walks around New Zealand to check out before the end of summer.   Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

13 Kiwi Gems to tick off before the end of summer

Make the most of the last weeks of summer by ticking off some of these fantastic Kiwi Gems around New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Family fun: 11 Kiwi Gems to keep the kids happy this summer

From native falcons to water parks, epic playgrounds, go-carts and movie-making magic, we've rounded up 11 Kiwi Gems around New Zealand that will delight the kids this summer. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Nine quirky Kiwi Gems you've never heard of around New Zealand

Discover something new with these nine quirky Kiwi Gems around New Zealand.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Families need to discover these 10 Kiwi Gems in the North Island

So, you think you know New Zealand? But have you discovered all of these family-friendly Kiwi Gems around the North Island? Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Eat and drink your way around Wellington City

With a stellar collection of superb cafés and restaurants, most within easy walking distance, plus an abundance of boutique brew bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Wellington.  Read the story . . . 

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Matiu / Somes Island: New Zealand’s Alcatraz

Visit the intriguing Matiu/Somes island in the middle of Wellington Harbour. Read the story . . . 

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Kiwi Gems

Go behind the scenes at Wētā Workshop

Wētā Workshop is world-famous, but in Wellington, you can have your own hands-on experience of cinematic craft.  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Ten great places to explore in Wellington

From hilltop vistas to intriguing islands, urban laneways, a fascinating planetarium and a truly artistic drinking fountain – there is so much to discover in and around Wellington City. Read the story . . . 

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