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1 day | $$
Here’s our pick of the best things to see and do if you’ve only got one day in the capital: try the coffee that Wellington is famous for at The Hangar; discover New Zealand’s stories at our national museum, Te Papa; soak up the views of Wellington city and harbour from the top of Mt Victoria; ride the historic cable car; enjoy a meal at the delectable Matterhorn; sample the craft beer capital’s goods at Golding's Free Dive.
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One of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions, the Wellington Cable Car runs from downtown Wellington to the picturesque suburb of Kelburn and Wellington Botanic Garden.