Travel Daze Guide to Wellington, New Zealand

This guide to Wellington, New Zealand is filled with all of my favorite restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, things to do, and more. I spent weeks throughout my time in the country wandering around Wellington in order to find the best spots. I hope this Wellington guide can help you explore the city and plan the… Continue reading Travel Daze Guide to Wellington, New Zealand

7 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s North Island

Trying to decide where to go on New Zealand’s North Island? I’ve got 7 must-visit places right here! … New Zealand is absolutely filled with beautiful, interesting, cool, fun places to visit. Unfortunately, most of us have a limited time in the country, so you won’t be able to see everything. Trust me, I spent… Continue reading 7 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand by Train: Taking the Scenic Train from Auckland to Wellington

There are many ways to get around New Zealand: by car, by bus, by plane, by ferry—even by bike or by foot! But if you want the best views of this beautiful country, the best option is to travel New Zealand by train. From the moment I arrived in the country, I knew I wanted… Continue reading New Zealand by Train: Taking the Scenic Train from Auckland to Wellington

19 Free Things to Do in Wellington

New Zealand’s Capital City is a fun and creative hub for both tourists and locals. Wellington is filled with cool stuff, like huge museums, beautiful parks, extensive walking trails, interesting art, and a million other things. As if that weren’t enough, a lot of this cool stuff is free! Yes, that’s right. There are tons… Continue reading 19 Free Things to Do in Wellington

Wellington Cable Car & Other Attractions to Visit

The Wellington Cable Car is one of the city’s most popular attractions, moving close to 1 million passengers per year. The cable car draws in a lot of visitors, but it is also used daily by locals to commute into the city. Access to the cable car is via Cable Car Lane. This is located… Continue reading Wellington Cable Car & Other Attractions to Visit

Mount Victoria Lookout: Where to Get the Best View of Wellington

Hiking up to the Mount Victoria lookout is one of the most popular things to do in Wellington, and yet I visited the city three times before finally crossing it off my list. It was one of the things I most wanted to do–since I’m always looking for the best views–but finding calm, clear weather… Continue reading Mount Victoria Lookout: Where to Get the Best View of Wellington

Wellington Botanic Garden // Wellington, NZ

The Wellington Botanic Garden is one of the main attractions in New Zealand’s capital city. Nestled into the hills of the city between Thorndon and Kelburn, the gardens are a place for both tourists and locals alike. Highlights of the gardens include the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, the Treehouse Visitor Center, a sculpture trail, the… Continue reading Wellington Botanic Garden // Wellington, NZ

Exploring Wellington’s Oriental Bay

I’ve visited Wellington on two separate occasions, and both times the weather was less than ideal for outdoor activities. New Zealand’s capital city is known for high winds and plenty of rain, so it’s no surprise that I only had about 1 1/2 days worth of sunshine during my time there over the winter season.… Continue reading Exploring Wellington’s Oriental Bay

City Gallery // Wellington, NZ

The City Gallery is a small art gallery in Wellington, showcasing contemporary visual art in a free and public space. Rotating exhibits feature local, national, and international artists, and art in all mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and audio/visual. During my visit to the City Gallery, two main exhibitions were on; Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs… Continue reading City Gallery // Wellington, NZ

Cafe Panama // Wellington, NZ

THIS PLACE IS NOW CLOSED. Check my Wellington Guide for more cafes and restaurants. … I stumbled across Cafe Panama while wandering around Wellington with my friend. We were originally looking for a dessert cafe my friend had heard about, but when we found it, it was closed. So we just kept walking. Still hungry,… Continue reading Cafe Panama // Wellington, NZ