Pedal around Wellington’s scenic waterfront on a quirky Crocodile Bike. Hire a two seater for 30 minutes of cruising for $15, or grab a few mates and get a four seater ($40 for 1 hour – with four people that's just $10 each!)
Everything on the Ekim Burgers menu is affordable and delicious. You'd come under budget here, so go ahead and chuck some chips in too. Choice! ($8-$15)
Wellington Cable Car
The Great War Exhibition
Tommy Millions do pizza by the slice at around $5 each. That equals approximately four slices. Not bad, not bad at all ($5-$5.50 a slice)
Discover Wellington’s secrets, stories and treasures at Wellington Museum on the waterfront (free)
Get your culture fix at City Gallery, home to an ever-changing collection of contemporary art from Aotearoa and abroad. Check out current exhibitions Sister Corita's Summer of Love (until 16 October)- a series of graphic screenprints by artist, educator and nun, the late Sister Corita Kent, and the intriguing sculptures of New Zealand-born sculptor, Francis Upritchard (28 May - 16 October). Both exhibitions are free entry.
Take a tour of Wellington's boutique soda factory, Six Barrel Soda, and sample their specialty sodas ($20).
Gaze into the skies above Wellington and learn all about astronomy at Space Place ($12.50)
Get the inside word on New Zealand's system of government and learn all about the busy bees that work inside the Beehive, on a guided tour of Parliament Buildings (free).
For a quick bite to eat that'll have all your fellow lunch mates absolutely envious, try Mt Vic Chippery's Express Lunch. Crumbed fish, crinkle cut chips and slaw. Yum! ($10)
Warm up over the winter months with a decadent and delicious Italian hot chocolate from Scopa on Cuba Street ($6 for a large).
Hang out with wizards and trolls on a visit to Weta Cave, Wellington’s home of movie-making magic (entry to the Cave is free, while a tour of Weta Workshop costs $25)
Grab a hot waffle loaded up with fresh cream, white chocolate drizzle, fruit and vanilla ganache from The Little Waffle Shop ($7 each, $5 on Wednesdays)