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Wellington's Wild Things

3 days | $$

There’s magic, adventure and Wild Things to find. Experience the wild side of Wellington at these spectacular and enriching outdoor locations. 

Go back in time at Zealandia and discover 225ha of unspoilt bush, filled with local bird and plant life. Pack a picnic lunch or enjoy some top notch food at Rata Cafe. In the afternoon head to Otari-Wilton's Bush to discover even more of Wellington’s unique wildlife.

Spend a morning at Wellington Zoo get up close to exotic creatures including lions and meerkats, or stroll through the new precinct Meet the Locals. Finish the day off with a stroll through the Wellington Botanic Garden and admire the flora and fauna.

On your final day, take the ferry across to Matiu/Somes Island, a wondrous nature reserve with a fascinating history, located in the middle of Wellington harbour.

Wild Things

They’re hiding all over Wellington and it’s time for you and your wild things to find them!

Get out and about in Wellington's great outdoors this summer and discover a trail of wacky Wild Things hidden amongst the Wellington locations featured in our Wild Things itinerary.

Download a map and discover clues on the Wild Things website, and get exploring the wild Wellington locations for a great day out. Take some snaps of the Wild Things and you could win some neat prizes too! 

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