Wellington is not only the capital city of New Zealand, but the second most populous urban area of the country. The city is beautifully located at the southwestern tip of the North Island, amidst Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. Wellington is also nicknamed as Harbor City, because of its large harbors. Another special thing about this city is being the southernmost capital city of the world. In the field of world tourism, Wellington is marketed as the “coolest little capital in the world”, with geographical variations, artisans and charismatic culture. If you are planning a tour of Wellington and wondering what to see and do, then read on to the following article.
Te Papa Tongarewa
Officially known as the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Te Papa museum is the city’s largest and latest attraction. In simple terms, Te Papa is translated as “the place of treasures on this land”. Being a national museum and art gallery of New Zealand, it is one of the most popular places of interest in Wellington. This elite museum showcases the country’s history and culture through various modes of modern multimedia and interactive displays. Here, you can see how New Zealand was formed. Besides, you get an opportunity to discover the culture and people of the place, concepts of unified collections, diversity and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Zealandia– Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
If you love to explore wildlife of any destination you visit, then visiting “Zealandia, erstwhile known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary” is a good option. It has been just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Wellington. This wildlife sanctuary sprawls over an area of about 225 hectares that consists of regenerating forests. In fact, this sanctuary is counted as country’s award-winning eco-attraction that houses some of the rare and extraordinary species of animals. Once here, you get an opportunity to view some tuatara and many other native species in their natural habitat. Moreover, you can enjoy sumptuous delicacies in the Rata Café, which is situated amidst the sanctuary.
Wellington Cable Car
Known to be a significant symbol of Wellington, the Cable Car is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. It runs from Lambton Quay (the main shopping street) to Kelburn (a suburb in the hills overlooking the city) providing some incredible and awe-inspiring views of the city. But it is just the beginning, the ride will continue past the Kelburn Park to the top of Upland Road, where you will get to see Carter Observatory, the Lookout, Planetarium, and Cable Car Museum. For the return trip, you can either take the cable car or take a walk down through the gardens and the historic Bolton Street Cemetery, which ends at the road across the Parliament.
Apart from these places, the Parliament Buildings, the complex of three architecturally distinctive buildings – the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House, the Unique Beehive Building and the Victorian Gothic Parliamentary Library, and Cuba Street are some of the other famous tourist attractions of this city. Visit EaseMyTrip.in for last minute flight bookings and holiday packages.