Wellington Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,033 contributions
    Good hike to combine with a trip to Cape Palliser lighthouse. About a 1.5 hour return trip from the car park to the Pinnacles. Amazing rock formations; you can see why it was selected for a LOTR filming location. You can either walk straight up the stream bed and back (many small stream crossings) or do one way via the stream bed and the other way via the Pinnacles Track to take in the lookout.

    Sturdy footwear required. There are toilets at the car park.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • 983jeu
    Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions
    The walk was long, but it was definitely worth it. The seals and rock formations were spectacular. We had a great time and will come again.
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • Sivasankar Sivapragasam
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia62 contributions
    Somes Island is a beautiful place to visit. It was educational and knowledgeable about the history of the place. Moreover, thanks to the Department of Conservation for maintaining the island. It is one of a kind.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Lovely views over the capital of Wellington. Awesome scenery and coastal area for perfect photography.
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • carol j
    Palmerston North, New Zealand1,717 contributions
    How many cities in the world can say they have 100 hectares of native forest and this is the only public botanic garden in NZ dedicated to native plants.
    Easy wheelchair access for some of the walks and there are at least six treks.
    We did the red trek which is mainly steps and in some places steep which takes you to a waterfall .
    There is a picnic domain with bbq and a stream with eels, great for family picnics or children birthdays.
    There is a toilet in the domain area.
    Written 4 March 2021
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  • Cathy T
    Wainuiomata, New Zealand61 contributions
    What a lovely spot. Couldn't get over the colour of the sea!! A great place to have a picnic and relax
    Written 5 December 2020
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  • HKS
    1 contribution
    Excellent tour. Very informative. Heather was a fantastic guide and very kind in the squeezing my mother and I in at the last moment. Absolutely stunning building and garden and so accessible both in price and parking (free). Every Kiwi should do this tour and learn something new about the history of their country. I did not know the Bledisloes bought and gifted Waitangi grounds to New Zealand after Government refused to. A precedent for future irreconcilable land disputes perhaps?
    Written 27 February 2021
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  • Dale K
    Sydney, Australia56 contributions
    This is a small museum locate at the entrance to the Reserve Bank building. Entry is free and there is a good display of the history of currency. They even give you a bag of $1300 though it is shredded. A good experience and worth a visit.
    Written 16 May 2019
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  • Jamuel E
    Wellington, New Zealand218 contributions
    This an amazing hidden gem. And it shouldn’t be so hidden it feels tucked away in a corner. That would be my only downside.

    This is not a very big flashy exhibit but rather it is more an important one for anyone to visit to learn about one of NZ’s most important events in its history hence the 5 star review. It’s amazing to have these documents in wellington to look at and they have done well to tell the story and history around it. Can’t wait to be back to spend more time here.
    Written 8 November 2018
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  • Spr
    1 contribution
    I had an excellent meeting with Zamm. She identified the challenges I'm currently going through and provided great guidance moving forward which made a lot of sense to me.
    Written 30 September 2021
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  • Lucinda J
    906 contributions
    My second escape room and they just get better and better this one was the ancient temple there were only two of us and it worked well
    Written 25 October 2020
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  • Tayla Williams
    1 contribution
    I bought a honeysuckle perfume from Fragrifert and it smells delicious! The service was amazing- Francesco was so kind and helpful! The entire vibe of the store is so cool as well. Will be coming back to try another perfume when mine runs out!!
    Written 30 January 2022
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  • Nicole C
    1 contribution
    An unique experience as we traveled in a 4WD going past wonderful scenery. Hillary was a fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly guide. There wasn't a great number of seals as we're told it's breeding season.Regardless, it's a wonderful experience if you want to see seals in their natural habitat
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • chitake
    New Plymouth, New Zealand471 contributions
    Really cool bar. Hard to find up
    Up stairs never saw a sign. Small great bartenders selection atmosphere. Volume etc. great. Did not eat there but spent a couple of good hours. Excellent place to meet friends
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Kevin B
    Norwich, UK29 contributions
    We did an all day food and wine tour of the Martinborough region, including Greytown with Anne. It was brilliant. Collected promptly, visited some terrific wineries, best platter lunch we have had in a tour like this at Poppies Winery, very informative Olive Oil tasting at Olivo complete with a bottle to take away, visit to chocolate producer Schoc including some samples, and a cheese tasting at C’est Cheese. Lots of great information as well about Wellington and the region. We were really pleased to have done this tour and definitely recommend it highly
    Written 5 February 2020
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