Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington, Wellington

New Zealand can be a perfect place to entertain your entire family. There are several playgrounds around the city and unique museums about the life of this remote archipelago. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most popular children's attractions in Wellington.
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Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington Map

Guide Name: Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington
Guide Location: New Zealand » Wellington (See other walking tours in Wellington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Waitangi Park

1) Waitangi Park

Waitangi Park, a re-modelled recreation-space, dates from 2005. It lies near Te Papa (the National Museum of New Zealand), Former Post and Telegraph Building and Courtenay Place.

The facilities include a waka-launching area, a children's playground, a skateboard-zone, and a large grassy space.

Wraight Athfield Landscape Architecture (WALA) won the competition held to design the park. WALA saw the design through to completion in 2005. Wellingtonians formerly referred to the Waitangi...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

2) Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (must see)

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand. It is branded and commonly known as Te Papa and Our Place; "Te Papa Tongarewa" is broadly translatable as "the place of treasures of this land".

The 36,000 square meter building opened in 1998.

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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Civic Square

3) Civic Square (must see)

Civic Square is an open public area at the centre of Wellington. It marks the boundary between the financial district to the north and the entertainment district to the south.

The square is surrounded by council buildings each with a distinctive architectural style: the town hall and council offices, the Michael Fowler Centre, the central library, the City-to-Sea bridge which Capital E is part of is home to the National Theatre for Children and creative technology experiences, and the City...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Frank Kitts Park

4) Frank Kitts Park (must see)

Along the Wellington waterfront there is the fascinating Frank Kitts Park. The park is named in the honor of Frank Kitts, the longest-serving Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand, having held the post from 1956 to 1974. The park is always crowded with people just walking or who are here with their children, who can play in the safe playground situated within the park. The park is also home to a number of wonderful artistic sculptures, the most impressive of them is the water sculpture "The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cable Car

5) Cable Car (must see)

The Wellington Cable Car is a funicular railway, rising 120 m over a length of 612 m. It is widely recognised as a symbol of Wellington.

The Cable Car has two cars, which start from opposite ends of the line and pass in the middle. They are attached to each other by a 30-mm diameter cable, supported by 120 rollers, which runs round a pulley at the top of the hill.

The normal operating speed is 18 km/h (5 m/s), with a maximum passenger load of around 100 (30 seated, 70 standing).

The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Carter Observatory

6) Carter Observatory (must see)

The Carter Observatory stands at the top of the Botanic Gardens. It re-opened in March 2010 following a NZ$5 million refurbishment, with a new exhibition and digital planetarium celebrating the culture, heritage and science of the Southern Skies.

The Carter Observatory houses two main telescopes within its main building and a third telescope nearby. The Thomas Cooke telescope, named after Thomas Cooke, serves primarily for public observing sessions. The Ruth Crisp telescope, described below,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Wellington, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Wellington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Churches Walking Tour of Wellington

Churches Walking Tour of Wellington

When immigrants first arrived in New Zealand they brought their beliefs. Most of the first settlers were Christians. The second church built in Wellington, in 1855, still stands today and is a great historic site. This self-guided tour will help you explore the churches and other religious monuments of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Museums Walking Tour of Wellington

Museums Walking Tour of Wellington

Wellington has several museums that offer a deep understanding of the culture and traditions of its people. This self-guided tour will lead you through the museums of Wellington, museums which reveal the history and culture of New Zealand.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Shopping Walking Tour in Wellington

Shopping Walking Tour in Wellington

Wellington can satisfy almost any shopping desire with its huge variety of shops. You can find fantastic and unique items here. For instance, there are many local designer shops where you will find stylists who can help you create your own specific wardrobe. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best shops in Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Wellington: Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings Walking Tour

Wellington: Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings Walking Tour

Mount Victoria is a hill, 196 meters high, in Wellington. It offers incredible views of the sea and the city, and there are some very popular attractions at its foot. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most special places of this part of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

New Zealand is a set of islands in the Pacific Ocean that was isolated from the rest of the world for many centuries. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a city rich in history and culture as it is populated by immigrants from around the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through some of the outstanding landmarks of this magnificent city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Wellington, jokingly referred to as "Windy Wellington" for the strong winds blowing across the Cook Strait, is also said to be the “coolest little capital in the world”. The list of the local sights drawing tourists to the city in their thousands is long – from Lambton Quay with its iconic red Wellington Cable Car to Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand) to Civic Square, home to the City Gallery, the National Theatre for Children and many other cool places of interest. To see them all (well, almost) in one go, try and follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km