Top 10 Wellington must-dos
There's so much to see and do in the coolest little capital. To get you started, here’s our list of the top 10 things to do when you visit Wellington
Enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Mount Victoria
Mount Victoria, Hataitai, Wellington
The best way to get your bearings of the city is by checking out the views from the top of Mount Victoria, or Mt Vic, as the locals call it – this is part of the Southern Walkway trail. Rising 196m above the city, the Mount Victoria Lookout has stunning panoramic views of Wellington city, harbour and hills. You can drive to the top of Mt Vic or walk there via one of the many trails in the Town Belt. Take a picnic with you, settle in on the hillside and relax while watching ferries and cruise ships sail into the harbour and planes fly in and out of the airport. Mt Vic is also one of the best spots in the city for taking in a sunrise or sunset.
Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
One of Wellington's best-loved and best-known streets, Cuba Street is one of those places where everyone is welcome and feels at home. It's the home of the high/low: dine out on delicious $10 dumplings or a divine degustation at renowned restaurant, Logan Brown; see the Bucket Fountain and street art or cutting-edge contemporary art at one of the street's art galleries. Wellington's home of the unexpected, the quirky, the alternative and the fun – there's always something new to discover on Cuba Street.
Wander the Wellington waterfront
For a city perched on the harbour’s edge, it's not surprising that locals flock to the waterfront any chance they get. With a wide footpath that stretches from the Railway Station around to Oriental Bay and beyond, it's a perfect trail for walking, jogging or cycling. Along the way you’ll find sculptures to admire, spots to sit and places to dine. On sunny days, stop by Taranaki Wharf for a gelato and to watch as swimmers jump off a specially-designed eight-metre-high dive platform.
If you’d like to try a different walk, look at Wellington Regional Trails for more walks in the region.