Cruises To Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand Wellington cruise port, Wellington, New Zealand. Cruise ship berth by the Wellington cruise terminal at Aotea Quay, about one-and-a-half miles (2km) from the city center.

Where do cruise ships dock in Wellington (or tender) @ googlemaps  Wellington cruise terminal

Useful map(s) Wellington downtown map

Wellington Shore Excursions

Te Papa Te Papa Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, and showcases a huge range of interesting exhibits details the country’s unique geology, biology and social heritage. Admission is free. The museum is on the city center's waterfront.

Wellington Cable Car Wellington Cable Car Now over 100 years old, the historic Wellington Cable Car whisks you from Lambton Quay in the city center all the way up to the Kelburn lookout. At the top there’s a Cable Car museum, featuring two of the original cable cars. Then you can wander back down to the city through the delightful Botanic Gardens.

Cuba Street Cuba Street Cuba Street is Wellington’s liveliest street. It’s home to the city’s quirkiest shops, bars and cafes. Plus there are always lots of street entertainers to amuse you, everything from musicians through flame-eaters to puppeteers.

Oriental Bay Beach Oriental Bay Beach If you follow the charming waterfront walk westwards from Te Papa you’ll reach the crescent shaped Oriental Bay beach, perfect in summer for a refreshing swim. Changing facilities, restrooms and showers are available.

Zealandia Zealandia Just two miles (3km) from the city center you’ll find Zealandia, a 225 hectare wildlife sanctuary set around a lake. Here the land has been carefully returned to its pre-human state, and is home to some rare native species, such as the tuatara (a throw-back to the age of the dinosaurs), the kaka (a forest parrot), and the takahe (a flightless bird with olive-green plumage). There’s an immersive exhibition center and cafe next to the sanctuary. A free shuttle bus to Zeelandia runs from the i-site visitor center and Cable Car top station.

Legend doorstep graphic  a shore excursion conveniently close to the port.