ROL Cruise recommends…
1. Find yourself face-to-face with extraordinary wildlife at ZEALANDIA
If you’ve got a taste for adventure and a love of wild animals, you’re sure to be impressed by ZEALANDIA, a wildlife-rich sanctuary just minutes away from downtown Wellington. Boasting some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife and located in a picturesque valley (complete with a stunning lake), this family-friendly hotspot brings together native animals and breathtaking landscapes to create a must-visit site that everyone will love.
2. Get a unique look behind the scenes of film and TV at Weta Cave
Fans of popular culture are in for a treat at Weta Cave - a unique collection of creatures, miniatures and props from the some of the world’s best-loved films and television programmes, including Thunderbirds and The Lord of the Rings. Plus, learn some of the secrets of the trade thanks to a fun and informative documentary about life behind the camera.
3. Learn about New Zealand’s culture at Te Papa Tongarewa
For a comprehensive introduction to New Zealand’s rich culture and heritage, look no further than Te Papa Tongarewa, a museum and art gallery on Wellington’s waterfront. Famous worldwide for its impressive artefacts and insights into this spectacular country, visit here to find out about New Zealand’s unique history and striking landscape as well as its contemporary culture and arts.
4. See the stars with help from Wellington’s cable cars
While you’re in Wellington, be sure to take a trip in one of its iconic cable cars for a spectacular view of this small but vibrant city. When you get to the top, spend a little time checking out the Cable Car Museum and Space Place at the Carter Observatory, complete with old telescopes and a state-of-the-art planetarium.
5. Take in the view from the Mount Victoria Lookout
If you only have a couple of hours to spare in Wellington, be sure to head up to the city’s famous Mount Victoria Lookout. A perennially popular spot with tourists, it rises an impressive 196 metres above the hustle and bustle of the streets below to offer visitors spectacular views of the peninsula, valleys and nearby bays – as well as beautiful sunrises and sunsets if you time it right! Bring a picnic for the ultimate meal with a view.