The Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand, covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near central Wellington. The garden features 25 hectares of protected native forest, conifers, plant collections and seasonal displays. They also feature a variety of non-native species, including an extensive Rose Garden. It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture. The Wellington Cable Car runs between Lambton Quay and the top of the Botanic Garden, and it is the most direct way to get from the top part of the garden to Wellington’s Central Business District.
At Space Place we share the stories of our southern skies through multimedia exhibits, interactive galleries, the historic Thomas Cooke telescope and our digital, full-dome planetarium. Learn about planets, stars, constellations and galaxies. Complete your trip through the galaxy with gripping stories of space exploration and the magic and science of Māori astronomy. Space Place’s stunning digital, full-dome planetarium screen has a range of shows for all ages, selected from the best available nationally and internationally. From adorable aliens and spectacular images of the planets to the wonders of space travel and exploration, each show includes a live presentation of the night sky over New Zealand.
kelburn Village Pub – Your local Wellington craft beer bar with outstanding food and live music. Get away from the city and feel right at home! Our courtyard looks out onto hills sprinkled with cabbage trees and cottages, and inside is as warm and welcoming as your own living room. We have eight craft beers on tap as well as a great section of bottled craft. Tuatara and Panhead are permanent fixtures, and we offer new local brews weekly. Stay for a meal, it’s pub grub, but not as you know it. Our original tapas, mains and desserts are far from your average bar food fare, with an emphasis on quality and taste. Our Sunday Session is world famous in Wellington! We showcase local bands live every Sunday from 3-5 with no cover charge.