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Top recommendations from locals

“Learn how the movie magic is made in Wellington, props, digital effects, Hobbit, LOTR, King Kong and Avatar, just to name a few classics.”
  • 87 locals recommend
“Te Papa - our national Museum has a huge range of both static and interactive displays suitable for all ages. The content changes regularly and many of the activities are free. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
“Definitely a must do during your visit. If you are here for a few days, this is a great rainy day option. The cost is a 'gold coin donation', they do have special exhibits on and these may cost extra. This is a full days visit and there is something for everyone! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“Love this place as it's much smaller than Te Papa and very cool. Some great interactive exhibits to see here.”
  • 42 locals recommend
“Dog-friendly beer bar just off Glover Park. Good selection of beers. Good bar fare if you're hungry - pizzas, sandwiches, and curly fries (with cheese and gravy!). Cheap tacos on Tuesdays and wings on Wednesdays, and free live music throughout the week. Great on a sunny afternoon when you can take your beer and food into the park and enjoy on a beanbag. Dog friendly!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If you feel like a trip to Hutt city centre then the Dowse is worth a visit”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Excellent exhibitions and a free kids space! There is also a cafe and the library in the same area.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Created by Sir Peter Jackson, commemorates the role played by New Zealand in the First World War. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Another popular place our guests enjoy! Learn about planets, stars, constellations and galaxies and New Zealand’s contribution to astronomy and space sciences. Best to book. A 25 minute walk from the cottage or take the cable car from the city. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
“How could you visit Wellington and not visit the Weta Workshops, where the Lord of the Rings and other movies were made!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Really large and comprehensive library in a stunning building. Nice cafe inside. Great to spend a few hours on a rainy day and in the next door art gallery and the nearby Wellington visitor center.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“See the Treaty of Waitangi, enjoy the HOME cafe, lots of interesting things to see in a warm, modern and user friendly layout. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Objects made in and of New Zealand, including greenstone, carvings and other treasures”
  • 4 locals recommend
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Adam Art Gallery is the purpose-built gallery of Victoria University of Wellington. It initiates, produces and presents a highly-regarded programme of exhibitions, events and publications; manages and develops the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, and provides a vital platform for critical thinking across media, disciplines, cultures and contexts.”
  • 2 locals recommend