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The 11 best things to do in Wellington

There are a lot of good reasons to visit New Zealand’s capital, not least of which are the top things to do in Wellington, plus its clean air, friendly people, beautiful vistas, shopping, restaurants and internationally famous craft beers. It’s also the land of the Lord of the Rings, plus some of the world’s best sauvignon blanc. Get the most out of your visit with our pick of the 11 best things to do in Wellington. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 9 best Wellington restaurants

Sure, the land of the long white cloud is well-loved for its natural beauty, friendly locals, things to do, endless opportunities for thrill-seekers (bungee jumping, anyone?)—but have you ever heard about the best Wellington restaurants? New Zealand's capital city is enticing travellered to its world-class eateries and craft breweries.  From waterfront seafood restaurants to champions of cheap eats, wet your palate at these superb local foodie destinations.