• Mt Victoria Lookout Getting an eyeful of downtown Wellington and the harbour below, and a lungful of hilltop air.
  • Zealandia Becoming better acquainted with native bush and birds in this groundbreaking ecosanctuary just west of town.
  • Downtown drinking Chasing nocturnal fun along Cuba St and Courtenay Pl.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens Riding the ratchety cable car up from Lambton Quay to explore this hilly but tranquil expanse.
  • Wellington Museum Time tripping through the city's history, with a pause to meet its resident vampires.
  • Shopping on Cuba St Shopping for vintage threads and classic albums.
  • New Zealand Parliament Touring the hallowed halls of governance.
  • Embassy Theatre Catching a flick at this restored cinematic beauty.