Travel 3 Days in Wellington: Best Vacation Spots in Wellington

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Day 1 | Morning

Weta Workshop

Opening Hours: Open from 9:30am-4:30pm

Ticket Price: 28 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: 21 Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Weta Studios is a comprehensive film and television special effects company with a total studio area of 65,000 square feet. Its business scope includes design, professional prop modeling and repair, biological prop production, armor and weapon production, micro-sculpture, large-scale scene, set and costume production. The special effects in the movies "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy", "King Kong", "Avatar" and other films are all from Weta's production team. It is called "Global Cow Special Effects Studio", a behind-the-scenes tour of the movie specially created for movie fans, allowing visitors to walk into the prop dressing room and learn the story behind the movie's special effects.

Day 1 | Afternoon

Having the chance to enjoy the charming Weta Workshop, Wellington Zoo next to it is another great place that you will never want to miss!

Wellington Zoo

Opening Hours: Open from 9:30am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 27 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 3-4 Hours

Location: 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

Wellington Zoo is the second largest zoo in New Zealand after Auckland Zoo. The zoo is over 100 years old and is a very popular weekend destination in Wellington. The zoo houses large animals such as lions, tigers and zebras, but don't forget to check out the cute silhouette of New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi! The kiwi, a nocturnal animal, is kept in a nocturnal animal house with weak lighting - a building called "Dark World" is hidden in the green forest. The moment you enter the house, your eyes can't adapt to the darkness. After adapting, you can Watch the interesting sight of kiwis pecking their feed with their long beaks. The park makes good use of topographical planning, so that every inch of land can be put to good use. You can slowly visit more than 900 kinds of animals and birds, and you can also feed giraffes and red pandas yourself (fee required).

Day 1 | Evening

For convenient access to more popular attractions, Bolton Hotel is the best places.

Bolton Hotel

Located in Wellington Central, Bolton Hotel is a perfect starting point from which to explore Wellington. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, fireplace, gift/souvenir shop are just some of the facilities on offer. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and some offering convenient amenities like television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, mirror, towels. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Bolton Hotel.

Day 2 | Morning

Carter Observatory

Opening Hours: Monday:10:00-17:00,Tuesday:10:00-21:30,Wednesday-Friday:10:00-17:00,Saturday:10:00-21:30,Sunday:10:00-17:30

Ticket Price: 12.5 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, Wellington 6012

The Carter Observatory is one of the most interesting astronomical art museums in the world: the interior design is full of space, the interactive facilities are full of interest, and the hemisphere theater makes you feel like you are walking in the universe. Even if you are not an astronomy enthusiast, you will be here because of it. Fall in love with the mysterious starry sky! The constellation movies with different themes shown in the museum are very popular. By watching the movies, you can not only watch the beautiful constellations in the southern hemisphere such as the Southern Cross, but also get a variety of constellation knowledge and cosmic information. The museum has astronomical telescopes from all over New Zealand for the public to use, and holds astronomical observation meetings from time to time, calling on "star chasers" to watch the moon and the planets of the solar system together.

Day 2 | Afternoon

Wellington Cable Car nearby is the top choice before you leave Carter Observatory and hit the road.

Wellington Cable Car

Opening Hours: Open on Sun,8:30am-7:00pm;Open on Mon-Fri,7:30am-8:00pm;Open on Sat,8:30am-8:00pm

Ticket Price: 5 NZD

Location: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Come to Wellington and enjoy stunning views of the city and harbour from the cable car. The monorail cable car route is 610 meters long. The cable car departs from the city every 10 minutes. It traverses the highway at a slow and leisurely rhythm that has not changed for a century. The terminal is the Wellington Botanical Garden. A hundred years ago, this cable car was responsible for the transportation connection between the city and the residential area on the mountain. It is still loved by Wellingtonians and has become an eternal urban memory here. Take the cable car to the top of the mountain, lean on the observation deck and look down, and you will have a panoramic view of Wellington. There is a cable car museum next to the lookout, telling the legendary life of this monorail.

Day 2 | Evening

Looking for a bed nearby after finishing your journey at Wellington Cable Car? Boulcott Suites is one of your top choices.

Boulcott Suites

Property Location
With a stay at Boulcott Suites in Wellington, you'll be minutes from Central Library and Civic Square. This 5-star apartment is within close proximity of City Gallery Wellington and Wellington Town Hall.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 54 guestrooms, featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and dishwashers. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and washers/dryers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and tour/ticket assistance.

Dining
Continental breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Day 3

Zealandia (Karori Wildlife Sanctuary)

Ticket Price: 19.5 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-1 Days

Location: Zealandia, 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington

Zealandia ——Karori Wildlife Sanctuary is a world-class reserve. In the suburb of Karori, just 2.5km from Wellington's CBD, there's a 252-hectare (or one square mile) wilderness paradise that's free of pests. A variety of rare and endangered birds, such as the spotted kiwi, saddleback, stitched honeyeater and kaka, have been released into the park's wild environment. Here they can thrive and thrive by enjoying increasingly abundant natural food sources. You can stroll through natural forests, lakes and historic buildings at your own pace, or take a day or night tour with a guide. You can hike through a unique ancient dam, visit a 19th-century gold mine deep in the mountainside, take an electric boat tour, or enjoy a picnic on the wetland lawn.

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