5 Things to do in Wellington
Take the Cable Car to Kelburn, suburb overlooking the city, as other visitors have been doing for more than a hundred years. A five-minute ride takes you from the bustle of the city centre to the lookout, where you can find a number of things to do. The Cable Car Museum should be your first stop; it is close to the Cable Car terminal. It presents the history of the Cable Car and original machinery that once worked to bring people up the hill.
The Botanic Gardens, covering 25 Ha have a Pohutukawa (New Zealand Christmas Tree) tile path down to the Parliament Buildings, a downhill walk of about 40 minutes. Enjoy the native trees as well as exotic plantings, and floral displays. The Space Centre at Carter Observatory is 2 minutes from the top of the Cable Car, and is a great place to learn about the planets, the stars and the enormity of the universe...read more