One of the many great things about Wellington is the endless array of free or cheap activities that seem to crop up around every corner. Who said travelling had to be expensive? We run through some of the best, affordable activities available in Wellington to help make the most of your stay without breaking the bank.
Te Papa Museum
Looking to get your culture and history on? Well, you can do it at the Te Papa National Museum and you can do it entirely free! This popular destination focuses on all things New Zealand, from the unique and often violent natural landscape to the history of the country’s first Polynesian settlers through to its English colonisation and modern-day.
Hike to the summit of Mt Victoria
You can accomplish much under your own steam free of charge, and a good hike is no exception. If you don’t mind getting a little sweaty, then you should try reaching the lookout at the tippy top of Mt Victoria for unmatched, panoramic views of Wellington, the surrounding countryside and open ocean.
Under $50 pp
Head to this picturesque sanctuary that’s home to some of New Zealand’s rarest local wildlife. Catch the kaka go swarm crazy at feed time, or check out the native insects known as weta mingle in their tree hotel. Adult admission is just $18.50 per person.
Wellington Cable Car
A visit to Wellington wouldn’t be complete without a ride in this iconic, vintage cable car. For just $9 adult return, it’s well worth the pocket change to enjoy the stunning city views on the way up and back.
Under $100 pp
Weta Workshop Tour
Movie lovers rejoice; Wellington is home to some of the country’s most iconic and impressive cinematic magic! Treat yourself to an all-inclusive tour at Weta Workshop and get a behind the scenes look into the props and special effects that went into producing world-famous movies such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avatar, Mad Max and many more.
The full experience costs $88 per adult and includes door-to-door transfers, 45-minute guided tours of the Weta Cave Workshop and Miniatures Stage, priority seating in their documentary and more. A must for the diehard movie buff.
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