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Great Journey's Travel Blog

Things to do in Wellington and Wairarapa

Our cool and quirky city offers an abundance of activities beyond the typical tick offs. Whether you’re up for a cycle, a dive, a paddle or a walk, these hidden pockets of adventure are sure to thrill thrill-seekers and get go-getters going.

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From the train to the trails

From short rides that take an hour, to trails that go on for days, the North Island of New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best cycling. Find out what epic cycling opportunities there are on the Northern Explorer train journey.

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Discover Weta studio tours

Calling the curious and the creative! In Wellington for the day? Looking for an authentic experience that’ll ignite your imagination? You need look no further than Wellington’s bustling filmmaking hub on the Miramar Peninsula.

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You can't beat a weekend in Wellington

The most livable city in the world? Two years running. Cultural hub? Famous for it. Culinary watering hole? You’ve come to the right place. If you’ve haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.

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Taste Wellington

Wellington is the culinary capital of New Zealand. With more than 300 restaurants, cafes and bars dotted around this compact, vibrant and easy-to-get-anywhere city, the only trouble is deciding where to devour.

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