Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington, Wellington

Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington, 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.
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Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington Map

Guide Name: Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington
Guide Location: New Zealand » Wellington (See other walking tours in Wellington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: vickyc
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Katherine Mansfield House

1) Katherine Mansfield House

The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace House is the home where one of the world's most talented writers and New Zealand's most outstanding author spent her childhood. The Birthplace is open to the public, having been restored and furnished by the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society Incorporated. Now it is a museum where you can see how the Mansfield family lived, and how this impacted the imagination of the author.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am – 4...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Magyar Millennium Park

2) Magyar Millennium Park

People from different ethnic origins live in New Zealand, and some of them have their own national monuments. The Magyar Millennium Park in Wellington is a unique Hungarian memorial in New Zealand, opened on 20 August 2006. There you will see two separate monuments relating to Hungary: a decorative wooden gate shipped from Hungary and a wooden plinth representing freedom, which was made in New...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Parliament Buildings

3) Parliament Buildings (must see)

Situated on a 45,000 square meter site, The Parliament Buildings house the New Zealand Parliament. The Parliament Buildings include: the Parliament House, the Executive Wing, the Parliamentary Library and Bowen House. An earlier wooden Parliament House was destroyed by fire in 1907 along with all other parliament buildings except the library. A competition to find a replacement design was announced by Prime Minister Joseph Ward in February 1911 and 33 designs were entered. The winning design, by...   view more
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Old Government Buildings

4) Old Government Buildings

The Government Buildings Historic Reserve or Old Government Buildings, was built in 1876. It is the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere, and the second-largest wooden building in the world. The building, is classified as a "Category I" historic place, that is places of special or outstanding historic or cultural heritage significance or value. The building is designed in a Neo-Renaissance style, made totally from timber, but it imitates the stone buildings of this style,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Turnbull House

5) Turnbull House

The collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library are in the custody of the National Library and are normally held in its Wellington building. It is named after Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull (1868–1918), whose bequest to the nation included the 55,000 volume nucleus of the current collection. It is charged under the Act to: “Preserve, protect, develop, and make accessible for all the people of New Zealand the collections of that library in perpetuity and in a manner consistent with their...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Beehive

6) Beehive (must see)

After the scottish architect Sir Basil Spence provided the original conceptual design of the Beehive in 1964, it was built in stages between 1969 and 1979. The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings. The building is ten stories (72 m) high and has four floors below street level. The core of the entrance foyer is decorated with marble floors, stainless steel mesh wall panels, and a translucent glass ceiling. The Beehive's brown roof is made...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Wellington Botanic Garden

7) Wellington Botanic Garden (must see)

The Wellington Botanic Garden features plant collections and seasonal displays, a variety of non-native species, including an extensive and incredibly beautiful Rose Garden. The Rose Garden is classified as a "Garden of National Significance" by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture. The Wellington Cable Car runs between Lambton Quay and the top of the Botanic Garden, and it is the most direct way to get from Wellington's Central Business District to the top part of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Antrim House

8) Antrim House

Antrim House is a historic building on Boulcott Street in Wellington. The house was built for Robert Hannah, an Irish immigrant from County Antrim, in 1905. Constructed mainly of kauri and heart totara on concrete foundations, Antrim House remains a fine example of an Edwardian Italianate house. The building is classified as a "Category I" historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Albatross Fountain

9) Albatross Fountain (must see)

The Albatross fountain is to be found by the waterfront. In the evening, when the sun goes down, the fountain is transformed as it is brightly illuminated. The creator of the Albatross is Tanya Ashken, who started out on her creative journey at the age of 7. She is well known internationally for her sculptures of marine creatures and...   view more
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Civic Square

10) 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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New Zealand Dominion Museum

11) New Zealand Dominion Museum

The New Zealand Dominion Museum building was completed in 1936, and is located on Buckle Street in Wellington next to the National War Memorial. The building originally housed the National Museum, the National Art Gallery of New Zealand and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. It currently houses part of the Massey University Wellington Campus.

Prior to 1913, the Dominion Museum was known as the Colonial Museum. The Colonial Museum was originally housed in a small wooden building behind what...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National War Memorial

12) National War Memorial

The New Zealand National War Memorial was dedicated in commemoration of the First World War in 1932. The memorial also officially remembers the New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African Boer War, World War II and the wars in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. The War Memorial consists of the War Memorial Carillon, the Hall of Memories, and an unknown New Zealand soldier interred in a tomb, constructed in 2004 in front of the Hall of Memories. Four Rolls of Honor bear the names and ranks...   view more
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Walking Tours in Wellington, New Zealand

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
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
Wellington: Petone Walking Tour

Wellington: Petone Walking Tour

Petone is the landing point of the first settlers to New Zealand. The distance from Petone to Wellington is about 10 km. The road leading there lies along the bay, offering splendid views. Petone is an exciting destination with several museums and churches. You can also take a walk on the wonderful pier. This self-guided tour will lead you through this historic region of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington

Children's Attractions Walking Tour in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
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