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Pass the Time in Wellington

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by Hertz NZ - 26 July 2017

There’s so much to see and do in Wellington it’s hard to know where to start – here are some of our favourite ways to pass the time.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa has a full program of changing exhibitions and special events happening all year round. Looking at Kiwi culture, both ancient and modern, they have a wide range of collections to explore. If you’re around during the school holidays your kids will enjoy the great range of special activities they have on offer, which are all usually free to participate in.


The world’s first fully fenced urban Eco sanctuary, this wildlife preserve takes a unique approach to conservation that has reintroduced eighteen species back into the area, six of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for more than a century. This extraordinary achievement is a credit to the dedicated staff, who now work with visitors to give them an amazing time experiencing this unique environment.

Space Place at Carter Observatory

For an excursion that’s truly out of this world, take your family to the Carter Observatory. Their “Space Place” is an interactive experience that brings the wonders of the galaxy back down to earth through multimedia exhibits, interactive galleries and a full-dome digital planetarium.

Wellington Cable Car

New Zealand’s only operational Funicular Railway, the Wellington Cable Car is fun for the whole family. Running for more than a hundred years, a ride offers dramatic views where you can take in the sights of the city and get some great photos. The trip is only 5 minutes long and runs every ten minutes till 10pm, so this won’t take up too much of your time.

The Weta Cave

No trip to Wellington is complete without a visit to the Weta Cave if you’re a movie fan. A world famous special effects operation, this studio and workshop tour lets you see all sorts of amazing creations from the screen and gives you a glimpse into the genius of these talented creators.

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