The buildings in downtown Wellington display unique architecture in the form of the Beehive Building and the Old Government Building, which is entirely wooden. You can see them while traveling on the vintage Wellington Cable Car, which provides access to the stunning Wellington Botanic Garden.
Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
More so than any other museum in New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa is simply amazing and is one of the best museums you will ever visit. It features a good look at the Maoris and New Zealand of old, to modern, interactive exhibits and a neat café. You will find the museum on Cable Street not far from the waterfront.
Wellington Cable Car
One of the star attractions that all visitors should try out, the Wellington Cable Car takes you from town up to Kelburn and the Botanic Gardens. It is a historic tramway/funicular that goes from downtown to take in Kelburn Park, through tunnels and onto the Botanic Gardens and Carter Observatory. A popular route is to take the cable car up and walk back down via the Rose Garden.
New Zealand's most distinctive building, the Beehive Building, is located along Lambton Quay amid the Parliament Buildings complex and is noted for its beehive shape. Designed by Sir Basil Spence in 1969, the modern-looking structure is typical of Wellington, helping it to achieve its unique look and feel. Visitors can tour the Beehive Building along with the others in the complex.