Wellington: Petone Walking Tour, Wellington

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.
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Wellington: Petone Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Wellington: Petone Walking Tour
Guide Location: New Zealand » Wellington (See other walking tours in Wellington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Petone Pier

1) Petone Pier

Petone Pier is a very long pier in the area where both tourists and locals love to take a walk. There is a hut at the end of the pier where you can contemplate the picturesque landscape in the breeze. There is a hut at the end of the pier where you can contemplate the picturesque landscape in the breeze. There is a hut at the end of the pier where you can contemplate the picturesque landscape in the breeze.
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Petone Settlers Museum

2) Petone Settlers Museum

Petone Settlers Museum focuses on the migration to the Wellington region, including Hutt Valley. The museum represents an architectural gem and is dedicated to the first organized European settlers in New Zealand. It also hosts exhibitions that display the results of multicultural influence on the development of New Zealand.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.
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Petone Beach

3) Petone Beach

Petone Beach is a safe for swimming beach. It is set on the northern shores of Wellington's beautiful harbor and offers amazing views of the sea and the city. Petone is a Māori word which means "end of the sand beach". There are some landmarks along the beach, such as a cross with historic inscriptions on it. People like walking along the beach from where one can see such rare scenes as whales swimming in the sea. There are also rare sea birds on the beach.
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Jackson Street in Petone

4) Jackson Street in Petone

Jackson Street is a heritage icon for New Zealand. It has old buildings, a lot of cafés, souvenir and gift shops and boutiques, specialty shops, bars and restaurants that serve ethnic food, great coffee and goods that you will not be able to find anywhere else.The Petone Community Library is also situated on this street. A walk along Jackson Street is like an adventure, you will see something interesting at every step. The Petone Rotary Fair is a notable local event, held annually since 1992, that draws people from all over the greater Wellington region to Jackson Street. The fair consists of various stalls selling everything from plants, artwork, jewellery, CDs & DVDs, cosmetics, food and drink, etc.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Multicultural St. David’s Presbyterian Church

5) Multicultural St. David’s Presbyterian Church

St. David’s Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest churches in Petone. It has been renovated recently and looks very good. What makes this church special is that it is a multicultural church. All the settlers from the South Pacific islands, that now live in Petone, can attend it. It is a richly decorated wooden church.
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St Augustine’s Church

6) St Augustine’s Church

The churches in Petone are not big, but they tell you a lot about the culture and history of this region. St Augustine’s Church is an Anglican church in Petone that is a much cherished place for weddings. It is definitely worth seeing this beautiful wooden church and its decorations.

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