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The whole family can get a dynamic and in-depth overview of New Zealand at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, one of the nation's main
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Wildlife Area
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary , Wellington
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The world's first urban eco-sanctuary, Zealandia hosts New Zealand's most endangered native animals, including tuatara, kiwi and giant wētā,
History Museum
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Discover more about New Zealand's role in World War II at The Great War Exhibition. Housed in the Dominion Museum in Wellington, the four-yea
Garden
Wellington Botanic Garden , Greater Wellington
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The Wellington Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, ne
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Lookout
Mount Victoria , Wellington
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For panoramic views of Wellington, visit Mount Victoria, where a short climb brings you to the top of this prominent hill. Enjoy sweeping vie
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Wellington

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Visitors traveling to New Zealand's compact capital will find plenty of things to do in Wellington. Stepping into the halls of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is a great way to learn something about New Zealand's rich history--there, you'll find a large collection of Maori artifacts, fossils, and local art. A perfect photo op awaits you at the lookout atop Mount Victoria, with a panoramic view of the city's urban sprawl and adjacent blue waters. Those looking to get out of the city can sign up for the many wine tours that showcase one of the region's celebrated exports.

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Where to stay in Wellington

As an established, modern capital city, Wellington offers accommodations of numerous shapes and sizes. Get a harbor view at a luxury hotel by the waterfront, or enjoy simple rental rooms at one of the many backpacker hostels. Cheaper accommodation lies outside the downtown area, with motels, campsites, and RV parks providing options for those on smaller budgets, and travelers wanting to get out of town and into the rolling, green hills. Wellington benefits from a wide range of transport and a very efficient infrastructure, so you'll have access to attractions no matter where you stay.
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