Things to Do and See In Wellington: Family Time

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In our previous articles we have explored the reasons why one would want to do business in Wellington, NZ, and even looked at the steps an entrepreneur would need to take in order to do so. Even the most dedicated business owner needs to relax and have fun, however. In this article, we will take a look at some of the things to do and see when you are in the Wellington, New Zealand area.

First, Get a Tourist Pass 

While it is not necessary to get a tourist pass to visit Wellington, it can make things much easier, less expensive, and more fun. And what small business owner doesn’t want to save money even in his or her downtime? According to World Travel Guide, a Wellington City Pass gives you the option of a hop on – hop off type city tour and also gives you discounts at many local restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Included with the pass is a general admission to either of some of the city’s most popular venues; you can choose to visit the Wellington Zoo, Zealandia, the Carter Observatory. You can finish it all up with a return trip on the city’s cable car.

The Wellington Zoo

Located in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand, the Wellington Zoo is over a century old and over 13-hectare or 32 acres in size. It is the first-ever carboNZero certified zoo in the entire world. The zoo has an amazing assortment of animals, including mammals, reptile and invertebrate, birds, and amphibians. This zoo is so dedicated to giving its animals a good life that it founded an Animal Welfare Committee in 2014. Wellington Zoo shares, “At Wellington Zoo we use the Five Domains of Animal Welfare to ensure our animals are healthy and happy. This model assesses not only the physical well-being of our animals but also their emotional and mental state, and takes into consideration the animal’s behavioral and physiological needs.”

The Carter Observatory

According to Wikipedia, the Carter Observatory is home to a digital planetarium and a Cooke refractor telescope which measures 9 and ¾ inches. Visitors can see a variety of deep-sky objects and various parts of the Solar System through this microscope. There is also a16-inch Cassegrain reflector Ruth Crisp telescope that was donated to the museum in 1968. The planetarium offers an exciting and full view of how the night sky appears over New Zealand. The Carter Observatory is named for an English immigrant Charles Carter who made a sizeable donation to the Royal Society of New Zealand, according to 100% Pure New Zealand.


As its website explains, “ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225-hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced over 20 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years.”

Those are just a few of the many attractions that Wellington, New Zealand has for the whole family. In an upcoming article, we will explore some of the nightlife that the city has to offer. For entrepreneurs and small business owners who are visiting the area and need an office space to meet with potential clients or colleagues, Offix offers an office space to rent in Wellington that provides private desks, private offices, meeting rooms, video conferencing, and more. These can be leased by the day, the week, the month, or the year. So if you are in town for just a few days or a week, but need a place for interviews, business meetings, and sales meetings, this is the perfect solution.

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