5 Diamond Belmont Motel - Wellington Activities

Wellington is a great city for activities, attractions and events. Whether you are taken by action-packed adventures, awe-inspiring walks around the harbour or interested in vibrant music and arts, Wellington will keep you smiling. See below for some of our favourite activities and sights in and around Wellington.

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

Te Papa is New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country - its unique natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), dynamic art heritage and its fascinating history.

This is no ordinary museum. Enjoy stimulating exhibitions, engaging presentations - even motion simulator rides. Te Papa is recognised as a world leader in creating innovative and interactive museum experiences.

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Tours of Parliament

Guided tours of Parliament are available seven days a week. Explore parts of the Parliament buildings, learn about our parliamentary process and find out how you can participate in our democracy while accompanied by one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Along the way you will be able to see some of the many artworks and objects contained in the Parliamentary Collection. 

Public tours run daily, on the hour from 10am to 4pm.

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Zealandia Karori Experience

Just five minutes drive from central Wellington, ZEALANDIA is New Zealand's most accessible 'mainland conservation island'. This award-winning eco-restoration project gives visitors an unrivalled opportunity to experience our iconic native wildlife in its natural environment.

Tuatara, saddleback, hihi, little spotted kiwi and dozens of other iconic species living wild just 2km from town!

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Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is a magical place of learning and fun, where visitors leave with a sense of wonder and respect for nature and a belief in the need for a sustainable co-existence between wildlife and people.

There are more than 550 animals at the Zoo, including exotic endangered species and New Zealand's own native treasures. You can even meet a kiwi for yourself every afternoon in the Wild Theatre.

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Wellington Botanic Gardens

The Wellington Botanic Garden features 25 hectares of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city.

It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area. Entry is free

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Wellington Cable Car

Climb aboard a 'relentless red rattler', see the original winding machinery and grip car fully restored. This unique system has transported people between the harbour and the hills for over 100 years.

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