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Wellington New Zealand


Wellington New Zealand
Situated on the edge of a spectacular harbour, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, New Zealand's capital combines the stimulation and sophistication of a big city with the charm of a village. With over 50 museums and galleries, three professional theatres and headquarters for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Wellington can truly lay claim to the title Arts and Cultural Capital. The greater Wellington region spreads from the bottom of the North Island up the west coast. Wellington is also named the windy city, so avoid the umbrella and wear a hat on a wet day!
Travel guides for Wellington: Viator.com, wellingtonnz.com
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What to do in Wellington

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Rangatira Golf Club    17.7 KM Bulls
Play golf at this unique 18 hole course situated in the heart of the Rangitikei. What gives Rangatira that uniqueness
Staglands Wildlife Reserve    12.6 KM Paraparaumu
Less than an hour from Wellington, nestled in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley, Staglands offers you a special look at NZ's natural heritage. Wander through the 10h of carefully created walkways, enjoying the many different native & introduced birds, animals & trout in beautiful, natural surroundings. Take time to touch & hand feed NZ's wildlife as you journey through this magnific
Adrenalin Forest - New Zealand    18 KM Upper Hutt
Adrenalin Forest is best described as a multi level aerial obstacle course. Participants negotiate a series of rope bridges and flying foxes constructed in the tree canopy. The park features an aerial obstacle course up to 30 meters off the ground, 6 pathways of progressive difficulty.
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry    1.6 KM Wellington
Experience a taste of warm 'kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island – there's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Old St Paul's    1.9 KM Wellington
Beautiful Old St Paul's is like a book. Its stories are told not in words but in wood, metal and glass. Constructed entirely from native timbers, the glowing interior is enhanced by stunning stained glass windows. Social history comes to life in this former cathedral church. We offer comprehensive guided tours to the public and to tour groups. Entry by donation. Tours $5.
Museum of Wellington City & Sea    0.9 KM Wellington
Within the walls of this historic 1892 waterfront warehouse is a world class museum that celebrates Wellington's intriguing history. Highlights include a film depicting a century of life in Wellington told through the eyes of Wellingtonians, a show depicting Maori creation legends, and the Wahine Disaster Gallery.
Hutt Valley - gateway to the mountains    14.1 KM Wellington
Only a short 15 minute drive or train ride from Wellington, the Hutt Valley is home to adventurous activities, a rich culture and heritage, and beautiful scenery. From the Hutt River to the bush-clad hills, explore some of the Wellington's best walking and mountain bike trails. Add in picturesque townships of Petone and Eastbourne, and a bustling collection of art galleries, cafes and restaurants.
Zealandia Native Wildlife Sanctuary    2.5 KM Wellington
Zealandia provides a unique experience to see native and endangered New Zealand wildlife in a protected and natural habitat. The goal of the Zealandia sanctuary is to create a predator free zone for native wildlife to flourish in a pre-human like environment. See exquisite birdlife, reptiles and kiwis in natural surroundings and take part in family fun exhibitions and activities.
The birthplace of Katherine Mansfield    2.5 KM Wellington
Let's go to 25 Tinakori Road, in the historical area of Thorndon and visit the birthplace of Kathryn Mansfield (born in 1888). She is the most famous New Zealand woman author.
Te Papa    0.8 KM Wellington
Experience the whole country in one building at New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum Since opening, Te Papa has attracted worldwide acclaim as well as record visitor numbers. Set in a breathtaking location on Wellington's beautiful waterfront, Te Papa has quickly become a 'must see' on any visitor's itinerary.
Botanical Gardens    1.2 KM Wellington
Visit the botanical garden of Wellington, take a look at the city from the top and enjoy the ride in the red cable car.

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Current and upcoming events in Wellington

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    2.1 KM Paraparaumu
Vesa-Matti Leppänen Director/Violin Stephen DePledge Fortepiano J S Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations is a masterpiece. First written for harpsichord, it opens with a beautifully tranquil and ornamented Aria ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kapiti Performing Arts Centre - Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 2.1 KM from Paraparaumu
    0.7 KM Wellington
Venture down the rabbit hole this summer at Te Papa’s immersive exhibition Wonderland. Lose yourself in the Hallway of Doors, take part in a digital Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and play at the Queen’s Croquet Ground. Wonderland is the brand-new ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Papa - Wellington   Distance: 0.7 KM from Wellington
    0.5 KM Wellington
Jasmine Togo-Brisby Wellington-based, South Sea Islander artist Jasmine Togo-Brisby presents a new photographic series in the Courtenay Place Park Lightboxes – titled If these walls could talk, they'd tell you my name. This new body of work ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Courtenay Place Park - Wellington   Distance: 0.5 KM from Wellington
    0.7 KM Wellington
UK legend Midge Ure - the voice of Ultravox, plus NZ heroes The Mockers live in concert. Midge Ure - Live Aid co-founder and Ultravox frontman brings his dynamic new group 'Band Electronica' to New Zealand on ‘The 1980 Tour’ – an awesome ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Hunter Lounge - Wellington   Distance: 0.7 KM from Wellington
    1.7 KM Wellington
Explore the sanctuary by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the more distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native forest. Experience many of the rare and endangered species and see those which only come out at ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary - Wellington   Distance: 1.7 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in 2020 in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom. Following their most recent Grammy Award for Freedom (Best ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    3 KM Paraparaumu
The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Southward Theatre - Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 3 KM from Paraparaumu
    10 KM Upper Hutt
Looking for a way to get out with the whanau and explore the Greater Wellington region? Why not experience the Remutaka Rail Trail all the way down to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa? The journey is a gentle 18km ride where you can explore restored ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pakuratahi Forest - Upper Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 10 KM from Upper Hutt
    4.4 KM Wellington
Learn the magic of sculpting from the Weta Workshop crew! Bring a three-dimensional character to life with modelling clay. The sculpting room is where many of our creations come to life for the first time. Roll up your sleeves for an introduction ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Weta Workshop - Wellington   Distance: 4.4 KM from Wellington
    4.5 KM Wellington
A special evening of inspiring stories and fine food awaits... Enjoy a journey through 25 years of creativity with two film effects tours which will get you up close to mesmerising miniatures, props, weapons, armour, creatures, and more. Once ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Weta Cave - Wellington   Distance: 4.5 KM from Wellington
    0.9 KM Wellington
Kiwi icons Th’ Dudes announce they’ll reunite for Th’ Bliss Tour, performing six dates across New Zealand in April 2020. The news comes just days ahead of the band receiving the Legacy Award and being inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: TSB Arena - Wellington   Distance: 0.9 KM from Wellington
    2.5 KM Wellington
Experience Armageddon Expo like it’s never been before. Featuring national and International Podcasters, YouTuber’s, Streamers, Cosplayers and Celebrity guests from the worlds of animation, film, TV and comics. #Wellygeddon 2020 evolves the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sky Stadium - Wellington   Distance: 2.5 KM from Wellington
    0.5 KM Wellington
Following sold out performances throughout New Zealand, The Ten Tenors are thrilled to announce they’re returning by popular demand. The charming classical cross-over group will perform a selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Michael Fowler Centre - Wellington   Distance: 0.5 KM from Wellington
    0.9 KM Wellington
It is hard to know where to start to describe the feeling when you step into the exhibition. Everyone has a different response based on their own whanau (family) history, own creative experiences, feelings of women’s rights and whether they have a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wellington Museum - Wellington   Distance: 0.9 KM from Wellington
    0.2 KM Wellington
Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning to New Zealand with his "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" tour. This time, it’s Wellington’s turn, after his sell-out series of Auckland shows in November 2018. Bragg will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: San Fran - Wellington   Distance: 0.2 KM from Wellington
    1 KM Wellington
Become a weekend warrior and learn the basic techniques of spray paint art onto a wall (with full permission from the owner). Muchu is a professional street artist himself and has been facilitating mural projects and workshops for 6 years. He is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waitangi Park - Wellington   Distance: 1 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.3 KM Upper Hutt
Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home. This workshop is suitable for all households, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Ct - Upper Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 0.3 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.9 KM Wellington
Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome seminal Scottish band Simple Minds back to New Zealand in December 2020 as part of their 40 Years Of Hits Tour performing an exclusive a day on the green show at Villa Maria Winery on Saturday 12 December ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: TSB Arena - Wellington   Distance: 0.9 KM from Wellington

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Wellington

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Wellington City Campervan Camping    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Rowenas Lodge    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Freyberg Swimming Pool Oriental Parade    1.3 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   Free
 
Book Lovers B And B Mt Victoria    1.4 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Ballena Bay And Evans Bay    2.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Harcourts Holiday Park    3.1 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Kapiti Coast Marine Parade    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Kapiti Beach Free Park-Sleep    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Shopping   Free
 
Pararaumu Kapiti Holiday Park    3.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Shelly Beach Road Reserve Wellington    4.1 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Lyall Bay Surf Club Wellington    4.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Scorching Bay Reserves Karaka Bay Rd    5.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Houghton Bay Wild Surf Parking And Resting Area    5.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Owhiro Bay South Coast Wellington    6.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Queen Elizabeth Park Paekakariki    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Field Way Carpark    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Levin Parakawau Bridge    6.7 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Wahine Bay Breaker Bay Rd Rest Area    6.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Wellington Gateway Lodge Caravan Park    7.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Paekakariki Holiday Park    7.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waikawa North Manukua Rd Tararua Forest Otaki    11 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Wallys Bookshop Marton    12.1 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Petone Wellington Northern End    12.9 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Rimutaka Forest Park    14.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Motukaraka Point Reserve Plimmerton    14.9 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   Free
 
Otaki Te Horo Beach Reserve    15 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Aotea Camping Ground    17 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Sims Road Te Horo Beach    17.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Paremata Ngatitoa Domain    17.4 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Camp Ground Elsdon    17.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Gorge Road One Kilometer South Of Otaki    18.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Camp Ground Cottage Park    18.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Holiday Park Byrons Resort    19.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Tasman Road Car Park    19.5 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Otaki North Bank Otaki River    19.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Cheltenham Almadale Reserve    20.3 KM Palmerston North
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Wharekauhau At 68 Ocean Beach Road    24 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Himatangi Beach Holiday Park    25.2 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Ferry Martinborough    30.2 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Hunterville Road Side Rest    30.8 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 

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