Culture and creativity experiences
Find out why Wellington is New Zealand’s cultural and creative capital.
Royal NZ Ballet
115 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Wellington is the cultural heart of New Zealand, home to a wealth of world-class artists and performers. Led by Artistic Director Patricia Barker, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is a visionary company that excels in both classical and contemporary ballet. Experience this exquisite art form up close with a visit to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, giving you fascinating insights into the working lives of elite performers at the top of their profession.
Wellington Writers Walk
Take a walk along the Wellington waterfront and uncover the 23 sculptures that make up the Wellington Writers Walk. Each quote tells a story and takes the form of contemporary concrete plaques and inlaid metal text on wooden benchmarks.
New Zealand Portrait Gallery
Shed 11 , Queens Wharf , Wellington
Encounter the stories of New Zealanders' through the art of portraiture. Located in Shed 11, A Heritage Building On Wellington’s Waterfront view portraits of our peoples who, from various cultural or political standpoints, have shaped our country’s development or influenced the way we think about ourselves
101 Wakefield Street, Te Aro , Wellington
Treat your team to a private tour of City Gallery Wellington. CGW is one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art galleries, offering distinctive, memorable exhibitions from local, national, and international artists. Your guests will be treated to insights and commentary from one of the Gallery’s talented guides. City Gallery Wellington is one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art galleries, offering distinctive, memorable exhibitions from local, national, and international artists.
Te Papa Tours
55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington
The perfect way to get an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Māori taonga and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit. Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s taonga and hear their stories for insights into Māori culture. From historic, artistic, and contemporary perspectives, this tour will enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand’s Māori culture unique.
Explore the Quirky and The Eccentric
3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf , Wellington
Step back in time as you enter the gorgeous late 19th century Bond Store building on bustling Queens Wharf. Guided on a private tour, you’ll come face to face with 150 years of Wellington’s fascinating history as capital of New Zealand as you explore 4 floors of the Museum, rated as one of the Top 50 Museums in the world. Tea, coffee and refreshments can be provided in the grand boardroom at an additional cost.
19 Allen Street, Te Aro , Wellington
Kura Gallery provides access for locals and international visitors to quality contemporary Māori and New Zealand art and design through well established and highly visible art spaces located in Wellington and Auckland. They value the authenticity of works from our Māori artists and operate as a licensed stockist for 'Toi Iho', the mark of authenticity and quality for Māori arts and crafts
New Zealand Parliament Private Tour
Molesworth Street, Pipitea, Wellington
Private tours of New Zealand Parliament buildings are available on request. These tours can be tailored to reflect the interests and knowledge and needs of your group. This can include the Introducing or Highlights of Parliament's tours, which are a great way to learn about our parliamentary processes and New Zealand's history while looking through our iconic buildings. Personalised Art Tours are also available.