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6 Things to do when you visit Wellington in Autumn

6 Things to do when you visit Wellington in Autumn

While Welly’s weather may not be the most reliable, there is still an abundance of exciting things to do!

Wellington Zoo

Head to Wellington Zoo this Autumn and say hello to a wide range of animals, from cheetah’s to chimpanzee’s to chickens! Bring comfortable shoes, and a picnic – although food is available there! The Zoo offers a range of different options for your visit such as a behind the scenes visit, close encounter or a walk through at your own pace.

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Te Papa

When the classic Wellington wind and rain comes out to play, take shelter in Te Papa for a few hours to explore the art, history, and culture of New Zealand in an interactive and fun way! No matter if its your first time visiting, or your 5th you are sure to learn something new and see something you haven’t seen before!

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Wellington Markets

Grab a bite to eat at one of Wellington’s markets! If Windy Wellington is living up to its name, hide away indoors at Capital Market. Otherwise experience the community feel the city brings at the outdoor night markets near Cuba Street on a Friday and Saturday. Sunday morning brings the Harbourside Market to the waterfront, check it out for a tasty brunch! All markets include a large range of food stalls to try with both local and international cuisine.

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Cable Car to the Botanical Gardens

Take the cable car from the CBD up to the top of the Botanical Gardens for amazing views of the city to sea! Once at the top of the gardens, stroll around the gardens following the tracks and walkways. View the art and plants in the indoor glasshouses, you may even spot some native birds.

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The Waterfront

Wander through Cuba Street and the nearby alley ways; Hannahs Laneway, Ghuznee Street and Leeds street on the way down to grab a takeaway coffee as you head to the waterfront. Enjoy the talented buskers and see if you can spot any sea life.

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Pack your rain jacket and camera and head out to Zealandia! Get a taste of nature how it used to be – listen out for the amazing, native bird songs, say hello to New Zealand’s last dinosaurs the Tuatara and walk through the bush. Zealandia was mentioned in our latest blogpost ‘6 Walks you must do in Wellington’ check it out!

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Wellington Zoo Red Panda

Photography credit: Wellingtonnz. Red Panda at Wellington Zoo

Wellington Waterfront

Photography credit: Wellingtonnz. Waterfront, Nicola Edmonds