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Top sights in Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand’s capital is known for its offbeat and unconventional atmosphere because of its unique balance of urban city and nature. There are plenty of things to do in Wellington which you can easily explore the downtown area by foot. Find an abundance of unique architectural styles, artisan cafes and restaurants, and cultural museums that showcases the city’s Maori roots. Below are some of the city’s top attractions to see.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa Tongarewa, which literally translates to “Container of Treasures,” is New Zealand’s national museum. It is home to the nation's extensive art collection as well as historical stories of the country’s rich heritage. Discover about the Maori culture or the country’s natural history through the museum’s interactive art spaces, or get a glimpse of the lives of soldiers during World War I and what went about the historical Anzac Day. Located at Wellington’s waterfront, you can visit the museum from 10am-6pm daily for free.
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Wellington Cable Car

If you’re curious at what else to do in Wellington, one experience is to trip on the Wellington Cable Car. Not only does it pass through the city’s main shopping strip and through exciting tunnels, it also takes you to get a panoramic bird’s-eye-view of Wellington and the harbor. Once on the top, you can visit the Space Place Observatory and the Botanical Gardens. Before heading back down, don’t forget to stop by the Cable Car Museum and learn about the history of the city’s transportation system.
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ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

Walk through the lush forest of ZEALANDIA and discover a variety of native wildlife living in this protected eco-sanctuary. Just a few minutes drive from the CBD, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature and witnessing a world-renowned sanctuary that’s home to some terrestrial animals, a few even listed as rare and endangered. Considered as one of the best places to see in Wellington, take a stroll around the park’s 32km tracks to admire the views, with or without a guide. You can also find cafes and small shops to rest and buy souvenirs.
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Wellington Botanic Garden

Take a trip to Wellington Botanic Garden and admire the 25 hectares of beautifully landscaped land adorned with colorful floral displays, unique plant collections, conifers, and other native plants and trees. Make sure you catch the rose garden and tulips that bloom in Spring, feed some ducks at the duck pond, and climb up the treehouse for spectacular views of the garden.
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