NZ MEDICAL Sights and Activities

NZ MEDICAL Sights and Activities



Here are some of the “must do’s” for those of you who would like to take the opportunity to explore Wellington while you are in town for the NZ Medical Healing Conference…

  • Visit the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa. Te Papa is a world class interactive museum, in a stunning location along the waterfront. General admission is free, and that includes entry into the breathtaking exhibition that has been created in collaboration with Weta Workshop: “Gallipoli: The scale of our war”.

  • Visit Weta Workshop. For all Lord of the Rings fans and pop culture connoisseurs, Weta Workshop is the gateway to incredible film-making experiences. Visit Weta Cave or take a Weta Studio Tour to get up close to props, armour, creatures, models, miniatures and more.

  • Go shopping on Cuba St. Cuba St is the bohemian hub of the capital, home to eclectic fashion, vintage treasure and boutiques. Cool cafes, restaurants and bars are blended throughout the retail stores. See “Coffee Capital” for top picks of spots to eat and drink.

  • Visit a Wellington Market to experience local cuisine, culture and creativity. Top markets include the Wellington Night Market (held off Cuba St on Friday and Saturday nights), the Wellington Underground Market (Saturdays along the waterfront), and the Harbourside Market (Sundays beside Te Papa)  

  • Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car. Take in the views of the city centre, Mount Victoria and across the harbour. Return trips are available or you can wander back through the Wellington Botanic Garden and along to Parliament.

  • Take a guided tour of Parliament. Explore the parliamentary buildings and learn about New Zealand’s parliamentary process.

  • Wander around the waterfront to Oriental Bay. Just a short walk from the city, golden sand beach Oriental Bay is a top spot for walking, cycling and people watching.

For more ideas visit Absolutely Positively Wellington:



With cafes on almost every corner, it’s fair to say that Wellingtonians love coffee! Here are a selection of Wellington’s diverse cafes for you to try their locally roasted coffee or enjoy brunch.

  • Olive on Cuba St serves Mediterranean food, artisan beers, boutique wines, and has a lovely garden out the back.

  • Floriditas is a smart and spacious cafe in the heart of Cuba St, famous for its eggs many ways.

  • Fidel’s Cafe is a bustling landmark at the top of Cuba St. Apparently the Snickers milkshake is worth a try.

  • Midnight Espresso is one of the best places in town for cheap eats any time of the day. It is quirky with good views of vibrant Cuba St. The coffee and vegetarian food is rated highly.

  • Loretta, Floriditas’ sister restaurant, is a casual but smart eatery with delicious interior design and ceramics, as well as an incredible fresh menu.

  • The Hanger is the spot to go if you’re a coffee fanatic. The Hanger is the flagship cafe for Flight Coffee, and the friendly crew do an incredible job of showcasing their coffee.

  • Nikau Cafe is situated on the ground floor of the City Art Gallery. Serving simple, stylish and authentic food, it is renowned for its brilliant kedgeree.

  • Caffe L’affare is one of Wellington’s oldest coffee roasters and is located on College St. L’affare is a pioneer of New Zealand’s celebrated cafe and coffee culture, and their flagship cafe is a compulsory stop for coffee lovers.   

  • Beach Babylon is a retro beachside cafe and restaurant on the beautiful Oriental Parade. Experience their relaxed dining, local beers and retro fondue.

For more top picks visit Absolutely Positively Wellington: