Wellington by Day

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Explore Wellington By Day...

For a day spent ashore, these are the places to be pampered, the sights to see, the shopping districts to delve into, the activities to indulge in, and the gourmet treats to discover.

Pampering
Wharekauhau Country Estate
For a real taste of New Zealand at its natural best, Wharekauhau Country Estate is both a working sheep farm and Wellington’s most exclusive country estate. Its main lodge boasts first-class cuisine and vintage wines, and romantic rooms complete with four-poster beds and grand open fireplaces. For ultimate relaxation, massages, facials and beauty treatments are all readily available.


Sights
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

Te Papa Tongarewa-Museum is one of the country’s major attractions and provides an unparalleled insight into New Zealand’s cultures, landforms, flora, and fauna. Unusual and intriguing, exhibits include simulated earthquakes, traditional Maori experiences, an outdoor forest area and a theme park type activity section.


Aerial Flight

Undertake the scenic journey of a lifetime and enjoy a private flight over Wellington city bounded by hills and harbours. 40 kilometres from the city lies the majestic Marlborough Sounds, while the lush farmland of Wairarapa sits to the east and the vineyards of Martinborough. Further along, watch as the grasslands give way to rugged coastline and the brilliantly sculpted Putangirua Pinnacles.


Shopping
Wakefield Street
For fashion’s biggest local and international designers, head to Wakefield Street where New Zealand’s best-known designer Karen Walker has her city store.


Lambton Quay
Like Wellington’s very own version of Harrods is Kirkcaldie & Stains on Lambton Quay. Set in a delightful 19th-century store, the extensive perfume department is a must visit. Also on Lambton Quay you will find the Old Bank Arcade, a wonderful fashion enclave including the boutiques of local designer Andrea Moore and the delightful Minnie Cooper shoe store.


Activities
Wineries
An hour’s drive north from Wellington is the famous Martinborough region, where the quality wineries are almost too abundant to mention. A leading area in producing first-class pinot and chardonnays, especially worth a visit is the Martinborough Vineyard, Ata Rangi, and Palliser Estate. Try exploring the area by horse and carriage where you can experience a tour by twilight or to the areas top picnic spots.


Fly Fishing
Enjoy a guided fly fishing trip into the breathtaking backcountry of the untouched Wellington region. Spot large wild trout in crystal clear mountain streams, or try and overnight Salmon fishing adventure.


Sailing
Spend a day aboard your yacht sailing Wellington’s West Coast, Mana Island and Cook Strait. Spot rare New Zealand wildlife, stop for a picnic or enjoy a peaceful spot of fishing


Bites
Logan Brown Restaurant and Bar
Logan Brown Restaurant and Bar is a highly atmospheric spot to enjoy a relaxed lunch, dining on delicious dishes from the comfortable booths in this 1920s bank building.


The Green Parrot

A favourite with the area’s who’s who, The Green Parrot is a steak and seafood eatery overflowing with character. Serving up sumptuous food using quality local ingredients, this restaurant has held its excellent reputation since 1926.

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