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View of Wellington taken from the city's hilltop botanical gardens
25 July, 20192 minute read

24 hours in Wellington

The spellbinding beauty of New Zealand enchants all visitors. Named Aotearoa by the indigenous Maori people, which means the ‘land of the long white cloud’, New Zealand is famous for its uniquely diverse landscapes, making it a thrilling destination for adventurous spirits eager for a new and uplifting experience.

Titan’s popular ‘Great New Zealand Discovery’ tour provides the ideal introduction to the natural wonders of New Zealand. Our comprehensive itinerary includes visits to the beautiful Banks and Coromandel peninsulas, the volcanic spectacles of Rotorua, wildlife-filled Fiordland National Park and the majestic Southern Alps.

A 4WD safari transports you into the magical mountain and canyon vistas, a whale-watching cruise at Kaikoura allows you to marvel at the vast mammals, and an enchanting overnight cruise through the Doubtful or Milford Sound will take your breath away with the scenery.

Our itinerary includes a full free day in Wellington, the delightful capital of New Zealand, which allows you to explore the city at your own pace. To help you get the most out of your 24 hours in Wellington, Titan has created a sample day plan to guide you to some of the highlights that make the city a magical experience.

Morning in Wellington

The must-see attraction in the city is Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. Filled with exciting exhibitions and interactive attractions, Te Papa takes you on a journey through the natural and cultural history of New Zealand, including fabulous collections of Maori art and artefacts, providing a unique insight into this fascinating country.

Afternoon in Wellington

Spanning an impressive 25 hectares of hilly terrain, the Wellington Botanic Gardens can be reached by a cable car which gives fantastic views of the surrounding area. Inside you can take a leisurely stroll through a tract of original native forest, see beautiful sculptures, floral displays and tranquil ponds, before enjoying some refreshment in the café. Visitors interested in horticulture will adore a rejuvenating afternoon in Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Evening in Wellington

There are many excellent restaurants in the centre of Wellington where you can enjoy some fine dining and a glass or two of New Zealand wine. You may also wish to check the programmes of the St James Theatre, which holds opera, dance and live music events, or the Downstage Theatre, which stages dramatic productions.

Join Titan on our ‘Great New Zealand Discovery’ tour and enjoy 24 hours to freely explore the attractive city of Wellington.

Image of blog author Cassie Stickland

Cassie loves to experience different cultures and get ‘off the beaten track’. Her favourite travel experience to date was seeing orang-utans and pygmy elephants up close and personal in Malaysian Borneo. Having visited 6 out of the 7 continents worldwide, a trip to Antarctica will be next on the list!

Cassie | About the author

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