Get active outdoors

Nestled between the hills and harbour, you’re never far away from the great outdoors in Wellington.

Zealandia Ecosanctuary
Zealandia Ecosanctuary Kaka flying
Tour group with guide at Zealandia

Zealandia

53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington

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ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced over 20 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years.

The ultimate way to experience New Zealand's rare and amazing wildlife! Join one of ZEALANDIA's experienced guides on an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary to witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland.

visitzealandia.com

Learn to sail

103 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay , Wellington

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Try something different with your colleagues - go sailing. Sailing is an activity that gets everyone to work together while going out and experiencing the thrill of Wellington's wind. Depending on your aims, group size and weather conditions we have a range of options from just going out for a blast to match racing between the boats. All of the necessary gear is supplied - high-quality MUSTO wet weather jackets and pants, a lifejacket, an experienced instructor and yachts custom-designed for sail training in Wellington.

oceansports.org.nz

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Wellington Zoo Close Encouners v2

Wellington Zoo close encounter

200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington

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A Close Encounter at Wellington Zoo is more than just meeting an amazing animal close-up. You're joined by a Zoo Keeper who works with the animals you are meeting. They will introduce you to your encounter animals and answer any of your questions about them.  Close Encounter experiences include Cheetahs, Lemurs, Girafes, Meercats, Red Pandas and Capybaras. 

wellingtonzoo.com

Guided bike tours

Shed 1, Queens Wharf, Wellington

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Jump on a bike and a guide from Switched on Bikes will show you around the picturesque Wellington Waterfront and introduce you to key Wellington figures who have shaped Wellington into the coolest little capital in the world! Easy Riding!

switchedonbikes.co.nz

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Seal Coast Safari sea on rock Red Rocks South Coast

Seal Coast Safari

145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Seal Coast Safari offers exclusive tours to Wellington’s rugged coast line, offering sublime views, exclusive access to private farmland and the chance to encounter New Zealand fur seals up close and personal. Come and enjoy the best Wellington has to offer, and have a cup of coffee with the seals, whilst taking in the true beauty of Wellington.

sealcoast.com

Wellington Harbour Cruise

Queens Wharf , Wellington

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Sweet Georgia is Wellington's most loved charter boat. Offering harbour cruises, delicious food and beverage options, onboard activities -fishing and claybird shooting. Large or small groups, day trips or overnight options available.

 

sweetgeorgiacruising.com

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wellington cable car

Wellington Cable Car

280 Lambtom Quay, Wellington

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Take a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car. For over a hundred years passengers have enjoyed the dramatic views of our growing cityscape and the surrounding hills that define Wellington's harbour. It offers a charming escape from the busy city streets to the tree-lined walkways of the Botanic Gardens.

wellingtoncablecar.co.nz

Explore Cape Palliser

111 Wakefield Street , Te Aro , Wellington

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This walking tour takes in the best of South Wairarapa including the skyscaper like Putangirua Pinnacles, Wairarapa's picturesque fishing village Ngawi, Cape Palliser's lighthouse sitting 80 metres above sea level with the largest fur seal breeding colony in the North Island, as well as numerous other historical and cultural sites.

greenjersey.co.nz

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crocodile bike on waterfront

Croc Bike Hire

5/22 Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Take a ride on the wild side with the famous Wellington Crocodile Bikes! Hire a three or six-seater bike with your friends or colleagues and cruise around the waterfront from Oriental Bay to Kumutoto. There's no better or fun way to experience the attractions of Wellington's sparkling waterfront.

crocbikes.co.nz

Te Hīkoi o Pūkaha Guided Walk

85379 State Highway 2, Mount Bruce

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Join Rangitāne on a walk through the bush. Learn about wildlife, trees and traditional stories of the Tangata Whenua (people of the land). Listen to ancient stories of the Pūkaha forest. Discover Māori whakapapa (genealogy), spirituality and connection to place. Includes shared kai (food) of kawakawa tea and bread.

pukaha.org.nz

BE Guided tour native bush

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