People always tell us they love Wellington and in particular the amazing 5-star accommodation at the Bolton Hotel, but they’ve also told us they’d like more time to see all the spots Wellington is famous for. You'll be spoilt for choice with Te Papa National Museum, Weta Workshop (where they made Lord of the Rings props), Zealandia wildlife sanctuary, Parliament tours, the Cable Car to the Botanical Gardens, Art Galleries, the Planetarium, shopping and of course the amazing food and craft beer scene. Local tip - check out the caricature puppets of our politicians at the Backbencher pub.
At the moment we travel from Napier to Wellington and usually arrive in the capital early afternoon with a free afternoon and evening before heading off early the next day to catch the ferry to the South Island. While everyone appreciates trying to see as many places as possible, a lot of people have said they would love more time in Wellington so that's what we've done.