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Wellington Activities

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There are many activities in Wellington, both in the City and in the region as a whole. From outdoor activities to cultural pursuits there is something here for everyone. Leisurely activities include a ride in the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens, a picnic at beautiful Oriental Bay or a walk to the Red Rocks Seal Colony. There is also a Cable Car Museum near the Botanic gardens which has a collection of restored cars and cable car machinery. If you crave a little more action Wellington has plenty of activities to give you an adrenalin rush. Bungy jumping, Skydiving and Mountain Biking are popular pastimes as well as Dolphin Watching Sailing Adventures and Diving cruises to some of the more exclusive dive spots in the waters off Wellington. Take a drive up to the Kapiti Coast for cheese and icecream tasting or a visit to a chocolate factory. Stop off at Southwards Car Museum and view the largest collection of cars in the Southern Hemisphere.

Kapiti Island Nature Reserve is a designated conservation zone and home to over 60 different types of birds. You may even be lucky enough to see the rare little spotted kiwi. Accommodation on Kapiti Island can be found at Kapiti Nature Lodge. There are regular guided tours departing from Wellington to Kapiti Island including walking tours cruises and 4wd adventures. There are some excellent half and full day Wellington Tours which will take you around the highlights of the City or you can take a harbour cruise to Days Bay to browse around the craft shops and relax in one of the many waterfront cafes. If you are holidaying with kids they will enjoy a visit to Emudale, Wellington Zoo or the amazing interactive museum of Te Papa. The wine region of the Wairarapa is a 90 minute drive away and includes the quaint town of Martinborough. Once here you can visit the large range of wineries by bicycle or take a guided tour to sample the region’s wines. If you are a Lord of The Rings fan, take a tour around The Lord of The Ring filming sites on a guided tour from Wellington. Ferries depart daily to cruise across the waters of the Cook Strait to Picton providing both passenger and car transport. Wellington has a good selection of accommodation to base yourself from for your next Wellington Holiday including some of the top international chain hotels. To take advantage of Wellington specials on accommodation and tours, talk to our Travel Agents today. We can combine your favourite Wellington Activities into a holiday package to suit your individual requirements.

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