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Wellington in winter – 4 great things to do

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Are you looking for a winter holiday in New Zealand? Discover Wellington and its amazing attractions. Check out this list of the most popular things to do in Wellington if you want to ride cable cars and take a Lord of the Rings tour.

But you can also add some other great attractions. Just hire a car from Wellington Airport and check out the list below.

ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
Just a few minutes from downtown Wellington is a whole new world. ZEALANDIA is home to the country’s most unique wildlife. Venture into the beautiful Sanctuary Valley to spot geckos, playful forest parrots called kaka and many other animals. You can also tour ZEALANDIA at night. This will get you closer to nocturnal animals, such as endangered little spotted kiwis.

Weta Cave
Travel behind the scenes at Weta Cave. A guided tour of the Weta Workshop teaches you about the skills and creativity required to perfect this art. Come close to sculptures of famous characters from your favourite childhood movies. You’ll also get to watch videos about the artists who created them.

Space Place at Carter Observatory
The Carter Observatory is at the top of Wellington’s Cable Car attraction. This world-class site has many multi-media galleries. The virtual space journeys teach you about the latest advancements in astronomy. You’ll also learn about early Maori navigation techniques, as you study the night skies. It’s a fun and interactive experience. It’s bound to inspire the family.

Northern Explorer Train
Take a trip on the Northern Explorer Train when you leave Wellington for Auckland. You’ll pass snow-blanketed mountains and rolling green hills. There are also gorgeous country towns and coasts. The rugged terrain is beautiful. You’ll pass spectacular volcanic mountains and stunning river gorges in the Tongariro National Park. This journey won’t disappoint.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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