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Wellington experience planner

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

Family fun in the capital

2 days | $$

With a great mix of free activities and educational attractions, Wellington has plenty for the kids to do, without compromising on fun for the adults too.

From dining options, to great family attractions and scenic playgrounds, we've pulled together a fun two - three day itinerary to help you get the most out of your family holiday.

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  • Sight or Activity listing

    Just minutes from downtown Wellington and set around a picturesque reservoir, ZEALANDIA is home to some of New Zealand's most rare and extraordinary wildlife.

    • ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary
      Waiapu Road
      Karori 6012

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    • Contact by phone
    • 04 920 9213
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    • Public: Monday to Sunday 9am - 5pm
      Rata Cafe: Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am-5pm
      (Last valley entry at 4pm).
      Christmas Day (Closed)
    • Adult: $19.50, Child: $10, Family: $46 (two adults, three children), ZEALANDIA By Day tour: $55 adult, $27.50 child, $110 family ZEALANDIA By Night tour: $85 adult, $45 child
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transport listing

    Ferry trips across Wellington harbour to and from Days Bay. Daily stops at Somes-Matiu Island; a beautiful nature reserve and historic site offering 360 degree views of the Wellington region.

    • East By West Ferry
      Shed 1, Queens Wharf

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    • Contact by phone
    • +64 4 499 1282
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    • There is limited capability for wheelchair access. The crew will make every effort to ensure manual wheelchair users can come on board. It is advisable to get in touch before travel to check tide conditions as this can affect accessibility.
  • Sight or Activity listing

    Travel around Wellington's waterfront on The Enormous Crocodile Company's two or four seater covered bicycles.

    • The Enormous Crocodile Company
      1 Herd Street

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    • Contact by phone
    • +64 27 276 2269
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    • Open from 10am, Saturday, Sunday and school holidays. Other times by arrangement. Weather permitting.
    • Small bike (Max 5 People) $16.50 for 30 minutes, $27 for 1 hour. Large Bike (Max 8 People) $27.50 for 30 minutes, $44 for 1 hour

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