A high angle view of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, located at the south of the country's North Island.

Top five summer activities in Wellington

Summer in Wellington

Located centrally in the lively Cuba Quarter, Willis Wellington Hotel is in the heart of Wellington’s cool café culture, and a short walk from the CBD. The perfect base for all your summer activities!

Weta Workshop 

A short drive from Wellington’s city center, Weta Workshop crafts physical effects for some of the world’s most renowned films and TV shows. The Workshop is best known for its Academy Award-winning work on the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, but you certainly will have seen plenty of movies and shows they’ve had a hand in. The perfect place to visit for all movie buffs, Weta Workshop is a must-see when visiting Wellington! 

Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary

Set off on a wildlife adventure to remember at Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington. Explore the beautiful outdoors at your own pace or be led by a guide, this is an excellent way to see some of New Zealand’s most extraordinary wildlife, including rare birds such as Takahe, Kaka Bush Parrots, and Green Geckos! 

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

The perfect tour for adults! Your expert local guide will narrate as you take a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges, enjoy wine tastings at a selection of Martinborough wineries, and lunch at a vineyard restaurant. before the tour heads to the south Wairarapa coast. Visit a range of gorgeous tourist spots, before heading to the Lake Ferry Hotel on the edge of Lake Onoke for dinner. This is a fantastic tour for a hot summer’s day. 

Switched on Bikes

Looking for a more casual day out? Hire a bike or eBike and explore the city yourself! Based on the Wellington waterfront, Switched on Bikes offers a sustainable, healthy way to explore the city with a whole new view. 

Wellington Scavenger Hunt: Cultural Capital

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company, sign up for a Wellington scavenger hunt today! Venture off on a walking tour to different landmarks, to learn about the history, culture, and art Wellington has to offer. Participate in various challenges along the way to see who is crowned the winner! This is the perfect tourist attraction for summer and a great way to learn and see the city.