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You'll be surprised at all the things you can see and do in Wellington that are absolutely, positively free.
Explore the national museum, Te Papa, where innovative displays tell the stories of New Zealand. From Māori culture to cutting-edge new exhibitions, there's plenty to keep you entertained. Make sure to see the Colossal Squid - its eyes are the size of soccer balls!
Take in the stunning panoramic views at Mount Victoria Lookout - this is part of the Southern Walkway track and one of the most popular places to get some excellent snaps of the capital. Te Ahumairangi Hill Lookout is a great spot to watch the sunrise, if you're up for an early morning walk. For more walks with stunning views, take a look at WellingtonRegionalTrails.com.
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the world's most spectacular movies at Weta Cave, a mini-museum and the shop front of Oscar-winning Weta Workshop. A must do for all of you who enjoy The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Thunderbirds Are Go!.
Ranked in the Top 50 Museums in the World by The Times UK, Wellington Museum will take you back a thousand years and lead you to a vibrant, present day Wellington. The new The Attic exhibition features a raucous collection of Wellington artifacts both new and old.
Explore New Zealand's involvement in WWI at Te Papa's moving Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition. With creative direction from Sir Richard Taylor and amazing craftsmanship by Weta Workshop, the exhibition combines movie-making with museum storytelling in a powerful tribute to New Zealand's past.