17 Sights in Wellington, New Zealand (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Wellington, New Zealand. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Wellington, New Zealand.

Sightseeing Tours in Wellington

1. Turnbull House

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Turnbull House is a historic building in Wellington, New Zealand. It was built in 1915 as the residence of Alexander Turnbull and to house his private library, later bequeathed to New Zealand as the Alexander Turnbull Library. It is listed by Heritage New Zealand as a Category 1 historic place. Turnbull House is situated across the road from The Beehive, and is now completely surrounded by the much larger buildings which form New Zealand's Parliamentary Precinct, including Bowen House, the Treasury Building, Parliament House and The Beehive.

Wikipedia: Turnbull House (EN), Website

2. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

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The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand's national museum and is located in Wellington. Usually known as Te Papa, it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum of New Zealand and the National Art Gallery. An average of more than 1.5 million people visit every year, making it the 26th-most-visited art gallery in the world. Te Papa operates under a bicultural philosophy, and emphasises the living stories behind its cultural treasures.

Wikipedia: Te Papa (EN), Website

3. Brooklyn War Memorial

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Brooklyn is a suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, under the governance of Wellington City Council. It lies 3 km south of Wellington's central business district on the eastern slopes of the hills above Happy Valley. It is located to the south of Aro Valley and Highbury, west of Mount Cook, north of Vogeltown, Mornington and Ōwhiro Bay and east of Kowhai Park, Panorama Heights, Mitcheltown and Karori.

Wikipedia: Brooklyn, New Zealand (EN)

4. SS Hikitia

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Hikitia is a working self-propelled floating steam crane in Wellington, New Zealand. She is thought to be the only working steam crane of her type in the world. She is also the sister ship to the Rapaki, formerly of the Port of Lyttelton, which was put on display at the New Zealand Maritime Museum after being taken out of service, and then scrapped in January 2019. Some parts from Rapaki were given to Hikitia.

Wikipedia: Hikitia (EN)

5. Kaiwharawhara

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Kaiwharawhara railway station, a former railway station on the North Island Main Trunk and the Wairarapa Line in Wellington in New Zealand, closed in 2013. It was the first station north of Wellington, serving the early suburb of Kaiwharawhara. Prior to its closure it was served by trains operated by Tranz Metro as part of the Metlink network on the Melling Line, the Hutt Valley Line and the Kapiti Line.

Wikipedia: Kaiwharawhara railway station (EN)

6. Nairn Street Colonial Cottage

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Nairn Street Cottage is Wellington's oldest original cottage. It was originally built by the Wallis family, who lived in the cottage for three generations. Tours of the cottage are available to hear about these early British colonists and their descendants, and the garden is open daily during daylight hours. Nairn Street Cottage is classified as a "Category 1" historic place by Heritage New Zealand.

Wikipedia: Nairn Street Cottage (EN), Website

7. Goldie's Brae

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Goldie's Brae is a historic building in Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand classified as a "Category I" historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. It is considered remarkable for its relatively new construction material, concrete, and its eccentricity of design. It was designed by its original owner Dr Alexander Johnston, the Provincial Surgeon of Wellington.

Wikipedia: Goldie's Brae (EN)

8. St James Theatre

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St James Theatre

The St. James Theatre is a large proscenium stage theatre in central Wellington and home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The building was designed in 1912 by New Zealand-born theatre designer Henry Eli White. It is located on Courtenay Place, the main street of Wellington's entertainment district, opposite the Reading Cinema complex.

Wikipedia: St. James Theatre, Wellington (EN)

9. Hannah Playhouse

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The Hannah Playhouse is a theatre venue situated on the corner of Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace in central Wellington, New Zealand. The Hannah Playhouse was given by Sheilah Winn and named after her grandfather, Robert Hannah, a very successful businessman. It was carefully designed and built to house Downstage Theatre.

Wikipedia: Hannah Playhouse (EN)

10. Public Trust Building

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The Public Trust Office Building is an office building in central Wellington, New Zealand, completed in 1908. It is the only (surviving) building "made of a true New Zealand granite – from Tonga Bay in north-west Nelson." It is also believed to be New Zealand's first steel-framed office building.

Wikipedia: Public Trust Building (EN)

11. Waitangi Park

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Waitangi Park, a remodelled recreation space in Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand, dates from 2006. It lies near Te Papa, Former Post and Telegraph Building and Courtenay Place. The facility includes a waka-launching area, a children's playground, a skateboard zone, and a large grassy space.

Wikipedia: Waitangi Park (EN)

12. Circa Theatre

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Circa Theatre is a professional theatre company in Wellington, New Zealand, that was established in 1976. They present a number of plays each year in their two auditoriums, and have a unique partnership and funding model with incoming shows underpinned with a cooperative principle.

Wikipedia: Circa Theatre (EN)

13. Carter Fountain

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Carter FountainGordon Haws from Ipswich, UK / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Carter Fountain is a distinctive feature 150 metres (490 ft) out in Wellington Harbour from Oriental Bay. Installed in 1973, it was named in memory of the parents of its donor Hugh Carter, who drowned only days after the fountain's inauguration.

Wikipedia: Carter Fountain (EN)

14. Wellington

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WellingtonPhillip Capper from Wellington, New Zealand / CC BY 2.0

HMNZS Wellington was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Originally commissioned in 1969 for the Royal Navy as HMS Bacchante, she joined the RNZN in 1982. She was decommissioned in 1999 and sunk in 2005.

Wikipedia: HMNZS Wellington (F69) (EN)

15. BATS Theatre

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BATS Theatre is a theatre venue in Wellington, New Zealand. Initially founded as the Bats Theatre Company in 1976, then established in its current form in 1989. BATS Theatre has seen the development of many performing arts talents of New Zealand.

Wikipedia: BATS Theatre (EN), Website

16. Thomas King Observatory

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Thomas King Observatory

The Thomas King Observatory stands at the top of the Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, as part of the Carter Observatory. In the past it has housed research, preservation of heritage, education and promotion of astronomy to the public.

Wikipedia: Thomas King Observatory (EN)

17. Michael Fowler Centre

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The Michael Fowler Centre is a concert hall and convention centre in Wellington, New Zealand. It was constructed on reclaimed land next to Civic Square, and is the pre-eminent concert site in central Wellington.

Wikipedia: Michael Fowler Centre (EN), Website


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