The Wellington Cable Car has been running for over 100 years and has long been a cherished parting of Wellington history for locals. Join visitors and locals alike aboard a short journey from the heart of Wellington CBD, through the Kelburn area and past the cosy terraced houses up towards the Kelburn Lookout. After taking in the stunning views of the city skyline and harbor at Te Whanganui-a-Tara, you can easily make your way to several other attractions, from the beautifully landscaped Botanic Gardens to the Space Place or Zealandia. Choose to take the Cable Car back down or take a scenic 40 minute stroll back down if you want to stretch your legs.
The Te Papa or New Zealand's National Museum is a national treasure located in the heart of Wellington. Discover the rich history behind New Zealand's people, geography and culture through a number of curated exhibitions. In your one hour guided tour, you will be introduced to the highlights of the museum, and interesting stories of the significant collections will be shared. Choose an English language tour with multiple timeslots per day, or the Mandarin Chinese tour at 11:30am each day (except Sundays). Feel free to ask your knowledgeable guide any pressing questions you may have about New Zealand's history. After the tour, you have the freedom to keep exploring the rest of the collections that range from art and design to Maori culture and New Zealand's natural environment.
Immerse yourself in the mystical world of your favorite films, from The Lord of the Rings to The Hobbit, and classics such as King Kong, and The Chronicles of Narnia. On your There & Back Again tour, you'll be picked up from central Wellington and taken to the five time Academy Award Winning Weta Studios. Here you'll get a 45 minute tour of the workshop and a glimpse into the creative processes behind each masterpiece created by the studio. You'll also get to see artists at work on their current projects and learn about their past projects. Your ticket will ensure that you get priority seating for the Weta documentary, a film that recounts the history and beginnings of this creative enterprise since 1987. Make sure you stop by the Weta Cave shop where there is a mini museum, collectibles and movie merchandise that you can get your hands on, which is a must-see for any fan of the masterpieces that Weta Cave has created!