24 hours in Wellington
Get a taste of the best the city has to offer from nature, great views, museums, top eats, craft beer and some street art - all in one day
Grab a coffee
Start the day with a delicious brunch at one of Wellington’s top cafés. Wellington is a city with beautiful coastlines, so why not head to one of our cafés to soak up the views of the harbour or inner city laneways while you enjoy our city’s legendary great coffee and free-range eggs done just the way you like them.
Ride the Cable Car
Take a ride on the historic Cable Car all the way to the top to check out the panoramic views of the city and harbour from the Lookout at the top. From here you can catch a free shuttle to Zealandia, a world-first, fully-fenced predator-free ecosanctuary, the first of its kind in the world.
Lunch in a laneway
Ride Zealandia’s free shuttle back into town and take a stroll along Cuba Street. Known as Wellington’s most colourful street, here you’ll find the Bucket Fountain sculpture.
For lunch, head to the next laneway over for Egmont Street Eatery’s seasonal menu with a strong emphasis on local ingredients. The restaurant has won awards for its food and the stunning interior fit-out.
Gelato or craft beer (or both)
Take a stroll around the beautiful waterfront, stopping to check out the public art along the way and to get a scoop of locally-made gelato at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand, inner-city beach. Or go for a taste of Wellington’s famous craft beer. Ghuznee Street boasts a fantastic line-up of brew bars including Whistling Sisters, Fortune Favours and Husk.
Dinner in the Culinary Capital
If you’re here on a Friday or Saturday, head to the Cuba Street Night Market for an array of delicious food stalls with cuisines from around the world. The lively markets are colourful and lively with buskers and entertainment and the smell of delicious food in the air.
Otherwise, head to one of Wellington’s top eateries for dinner. Wellington offers a range of dining styles - from fun, casual eats at Mr Go’s, 1154 and Burger Liquor, to the laidback luxury of Ortega Fish Shack and Rita or try some of Wellington’s favourite Malaysian eats at Little Penang or Rasa.