Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Wellington

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Wellington on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Wellington

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  • Helen S
    Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved this museum. So many fun and interesting exhibits. The war exhibit by Weta Workshop is simply amazing!! I’ve never seen anything like it.
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • Anonymous855
    Trabuco Canyon, California1,727 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The organist was practicing while we were there, poor acoustics surprisingly. Very nice interior and the story is meaningful. Wouldn't make this a destination but part of walking around that end of the district. Too bad the library is closed and you need reservations at the Beehive.
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • b_long176
    Sydney, Australia1,104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This review was just a quick visit to the exterior of the buildings, in particular the "Beehive". As an architect it was interesting to see such a different formed building, next door to the traditional parliament building typology. The precinct around it included a nice park and the cenotaph, and there is a playground for the kids as well. Worth a visit, just to walk around. We may try an inside tour next time we visit.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Sandy H
    Gold Coast, Australia236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the best Museum I have visited. Fortunate enough to be here whilst the Gallopoli display it on… words can’t describe how amazing and outstanding the display is. Loved it so much I’m going back again tomorrow.

    Other exhibits were also interesting and lots of interactive display to keep children busy. I never knew a Kiwi bird doesn’t have wings..!! Never too old to expand one’s knowledge :)

    It’s definitely a must visit if in Wellington
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • Christopher G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting the Government House in Wellington, New Zealand was an absolute delight! From the moment I stepped onto the grounds, I was greeted with stunning architecture and beautifully manicured gardens. The guided tour provided fascinating insights into the country's history and governance, and I was impressed by the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. Exploring the elegant rooms and learning about the important role the Government House plays in New Zealand's democratic process was both educational and inspiring. The grounds were simply breathtaking, making it a truly memorable experience. I highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in history, politics, or simply appreciating the beauty of New Zealand's capital city. If you get the opportunity to tour you should definitely do it!
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Sandy W
    Vancouver, Canada1,774 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A poignant site for remembering World War I. We took an Uber from the CBD. It is a short 10 minute drive. The main building is not open due to renovations. You can see the memorial contributions of several countries. Doesn't take more than 10 minutes but well – worth seeing. Check out my reviews of other tourist sites in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Brisbane. Feel free to give me a like if you like this review. There is a Salvation Army thrift store across the street if you are interested.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • millsfoodlover
    Brackley, UK1,321 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had fun visiting. The planetarium show was fantastic and by far our favourite part. There are other rooms to visit which are really well done and look great, but fairly small on the whole.
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • tastysnack22
    Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This location was abruptly closed when an engineer's assessment found the building might not be safe enough if we had another significant earthquake. There's a temp library nearby at 12 Manners St., but it doesn't have the character (or size) of the Victoria St main library.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,952 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed visiting this small museum which is adjacent to the Cable Car station at the top of the line. The museum displays are very good and it tells the history of cable car transportation in Wellington. It is a rich history.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Adventurers049
    Brisbane, Australia3,444 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We struggled to find it at first as there is a lot of building renovations at the moment.
    There is excellent free wifi available and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An important piece of NZ history. Carefully researched restoration of Mansfield's birthplace with an interesting outline of her life. A nice combination illustrating both the way of living for middle-class NZers around 1900 and the life of the famous author. We'll worth a look.

    There's a great 'eye spy' activity sheet for the little ones, that's actually good fun for the grownups!
    Written 24 June 2023
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  • onitada
    Wellington, New Zealand240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My first job was working for the then Education Department in the Old Government Building, although the rooms I worked in are not accessible to the public today, as the oldest wooden building in the southern hemisphere is shared with the Victoria University Law School. I chose to visit after the cruise ship season had ended, which meant fewer crowds. There are several rooms which offer different perspectives and times in New Zealand history. On the first floor are the old cabinet rooms, where history was made. It is worth a visit, and it is free.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • K_S
    Yokohama, Japan25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A living church. When I visited there, it was filled with a chorus and a magnificent atmosphere. It became open a few years ago. Highly recommended.
    Written 7 August 2023
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  • Stuart H
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing venue. Went with mid level expectations and came away with high praise. Translates as .... expected to be there for one hour, stayed for four hours. A great venue for great beer. So many taps at the tap room and a great atmosphere.
    If you want take aways, try the cellar door. Refill your growler, or grab some cans.
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • Maria R
    Napier, New Zealand10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The one-and-a-half-hour tour goes very quickly, as it's broken down into blocks in separate rooms.
    Weekdays would probably be best because you would see the sword-makers at work, but we enjoyed our weekend visit!
    All the areas of arts, crafts and technology are shown.
    Written 5 June 2024
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