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Mount Victoria Tunnel - this short but vital road tunnel – part of SH1 connects Wellington city to the airport and eastern suburbs....
Wellington Harbour is a large natural harbour at the southern tip of the North Island. The Cook Strait to the south – known for being notoriously rough making the harbour entrance at times quite dangerous....
Pencarrow is unique in that it was the first permanent lighthouse built in New Zealand and was operated by the first and only female lighthouse keeper....
The steep-sided and seemingly flat-topped Mana Island is a distinctive feature of Wellington's west coast. Activities and features include walking tracks, a historic lighthouse site, and a concrete gannet colony.
Need a break from the city bustle? Catch the ferry out to this tiny island, with its scenic walking trails, amazing birdlife, spectacular views and an old World War II artillery battery.
One of Wellington’s favourite lookouts – and you’ll see why when you get to the top! Bring your camera because the views over the city, Cook Strait and the rugged Tararua ranges are divine.
This small island off the Kapiti Coast is great for a day trip, with walking tracks up to an old lighthouse site and a ‘concrete’ gannet colony, which was installed to attract real gannets to breed here!
Holographs, interactive displays, ancient Maori legends – history is never dull as you discover the stories behind Wellington’s maritime and social history. Best of all, it’s free to get in.
Wild and rugged, Makara has amazing views across the Cook Strait and good spots to fish, boat and walk. It’s an exposed, stony stretch of coast, often lashed by winds, but that’s all part of Makara’s natural charm!