Wellington has abundance interesting tourist attractions. As the capital of New Zealand Wellington offers a blend of culture, heritage, fine food, and lively arts and entertainment. The city is famous for stunning views, a rich collection of arts and culture, and a wonderful downtown area that you will never run out of ideas of what you can do while in Wellington. Visiting nature parks, museums, cafés and restaurants, doing fun family activities and hiking, Wellington has it all.
Here are top tourist attractions in Wellington:
1. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The museum has a collection from about New Zealand history, Maori culture, collection of animal and plant fossils, earthquake simulation, interactive media and much more. One of interest is the presence of a giant squid. “Te Papa Tongarewa” is broadly translatable as “the place of treasures of this land”. The History Collection includes many dresses and textiles, the oldest of which date back to the sixteenth century The History Collection also includes the New Zealand Post Archive with around 20,000 stamps and related objects. The Pacific Collection with about 13,000 historic and contemporary items from the Pacific Islands. There are significant collections of fossils and archaeozoology; a herbarium of about 250,000 dried specimen; a collection of about 70,000 specimen of New Zealand birds; significant amphibians, reptiles and mammals.