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Wellington experience planner

Plan your Wellington experience by exploring our recommendations, or create your own unique experience from scratch.

What makes a capital city?

1 day | $

Did Wellington exist before it became New Zealand’s Capital? Come and meet some of the characters who made the city and the people who now run the country. Head to the award-winning Wellington Museum to explore the stories of our changing city – there’s no better way to kick off your Wellington experience. Is Parliament in session? You could go and watch your parliamentarian in action, or hold your own mock debate with your class! And just along the waterfront, the New Zealand Portrait Gallery features revolving exhibitions of some of our well-known and not-so well-known Kiwi characters. Which Kiwi heroes will you see?

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