Five Things to do in Wellington.

This article originally appeared on Air New Zealand

The New Zealand capital is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. With so many things to see and do, it’s easy to see why Wellington is pretty high on many people’s ‘to do list’ when travelling the globe.

With a great selection of museums, outdoor sporting and cultural activities, there’s definitely something for everyone to do whilst visiting Wellington. Here’s a quick rundown of some interesting things that are well worth checking out whilst visiting this cosmopolitan capital city.

National Museum

New Zealand is a country steeped in history, and a great way to find out more about this amazing country is to visit the National Museum. Learn more about Maori tradition and the great history of the indigenous people. With art exhibitions and performances throughout the day, this is a great way to discover how New Zealand came to prominence. Plus it’s free!

Wellington Zoo

This amazing animal sanctuary is home to an over 500 animals, with many of them endangered species. Home to sumatran tigers, cheetahs, red pandas, giraffes and a wide range of monkeys, Wellington Zoo has been entertaining visitors for over a century. If you are in the city for a few days, be sure to check it out.

Westpac Stadium

I don’t know about you, but when I visit a new town or city I always try check out a sporting event. The Westpac Staduim is home to not just rugby, cricket and soccer teams, but also a concert arena. So no matter when you visit during the year, there’s sure to be something exciting going on at this purpose built, 34,000-seater stadium.

Oriental Bay

This stretch of beach is the perfect place to chill out whilst visiting Wellington. Regarded as New Zealand’s very Riviera, the bay has had a $7.5million facelift to create one of the world’s most acclaimed man made beaches. With loads of cafes, restaurants and art galleries, this area is a real hive of activity both day and night and a great place to relax.

Wellington Cable Car

A great way to check out all the amazing sights that Wellington has to offer, just jump on the cable car. It’s a great way to get around the city, and has been used by locals and tourists for over a century. The perfect way to see the city, at a fraction the cost of a cab.

Just a few of the things you can fit into a couple of days in Wellington without breaking sweat.  A great place to make new friends and learn more about historic culture whilst taking in unbelievable scenery.

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