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Activities and Attractions

Activities and Attractions in Wellington(The Capital), NZ

The Marksman is conveniently located in central Wellington within walking distance of local attractions, the CBD, Courtenay Place entertainment district, and close to the Interisland Ferry Terminal and Wellington City Airport.


Cuba Mall, Wellington

It's the home of the high/low: dine out on delicious $10 dumplings or a divine degustation at renowned restaurant, Logan Brown; see the Bucket Fountain and street art or cutting-edge contemporary art at one of the street's art galleries. Wellington's home of the unexpected, the quirky, the alternative and the fun – there's always something new to discover on Cuba Street.

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Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun for all age groups. The success of the museum is built from relationships with an ability to represent the community.

Their collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Mâori, and Natural Environment. With exhibitions that are interactive, it is a great place to visit while exploring the countries history in Wellington. Te Papa is located on Wellington's waterfront. Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays. General admission is free.

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The Weta Cave

Located in Miramar, Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world's entertainment and creative industries.

The Weta Cave provides a behind-the-scenes look at Weta and screens interviews with Weta co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger, and Jamie Selkirk. You will be given an exclusive insight into the creativity and imagination that goes into crafting the art of Weta. In Weta's mini-museum, you come face to face with some of the characters, props, and displays from your favorite movies.

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Wellington Zoo

Check out the animals at Wellington Zoo, New Zealand’s first zoo.

The zoo sits on 13 hectares in Wellington city’s green town belt. Ranging from endangered species to New Zealand native wildlife, it provides natural habitat environments for all of its animals. The zoo is also actively involved in international captive breeding programs for both native & exotic endangered species. The zoo is open daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm, except Christmas Day. There are keeper/ guide talks of different animals starting from 10 am each day. Check the Zoo entrance board for locations & time.

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Throughout the year experience the wonders of New Zealand's native forest at night.

This two-hour guided tour encompasses the dusk chorus then the distinctive calls of the morepork, weak, and New Zealand's treasure, the little spotted kiwi. The sound echoing through the valley, while stargazing and enjoying the extensive glowworm show, is truly a unique opportunity. Added to this if you're really lucky, there is always the possibility of seeing a kiwi! An absolute must do for every nature lover.

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The Basin Reserve

The Basin Reserve is a cricket ground in Wellington, New Zealand. It has been used for Test matches, and is the main home ground for the Wellington Firebirds first-class team. The Basin Reserve is the only cricket ground to have New Zealand Historic Place status as it is the oldest test cricket ground in the country.

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