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TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6, Wellington

Unhosted tours 

Wellington City Council are providing complimentary entrance to the below popular visitor attractions for LGNZ conference delegates, partners and their families on Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and Monday 8 July. Please show ticketing counters the voucher that will be sent to you a week prior to the conference. Please note these are offered in lieu of partners tours.

City Gallery Wellington
Te Ngakau Civic Square
04 913 9032

City Gallery Wellington is a significant non-collecting, public gallery in New Zealand. It presents an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events focussing on contemporary visual art, architecture, and design. It is a venue for the research, display and debate about modern and contemporary visual art.

He Tohu 
70 Molesworth Street
04 470 4541

He Tohu is a new permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The documents are:
1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni - Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi
1893 Women's Suffrage Petition - Te Petihana Whakamana Poti Wahine

He Tohu lives at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa in a stunning new state-of-the-art conservation space, designed to preserve the documents for generations to come.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable Street
04 381 7000

Discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand at Te Papa, our bold and innovative national museum. A recognised world-leader in interactive and visitor focused museum experiences, Te Papa lets you experience the nation's art, culture and science - all in one breath-taking waterfront location. 

New Zealand's geology and natural environment, and the stories of New Zealand's indigenous people, the Maori, are celebrated in Te Papa's permanent exhibitions. An exciting range of exhibitions display New Zealand's diverse art and visual culture and top-rating international exhibitions tour regularly.

Space Place
40 Salamanca Road
04 910 3140

At Space Place they share the stories of our New Zealand skies through multimedia exhibits, interactive galleries, the historic Thomas Cooke telescope and our digital, full-dome planetarium. Learn about planets, stars, constellations and galaxies and New Zealand's contribution to astronomy and space sciences. Complete your trip through the galaxy, look back in time to our history of exploration with the transit of Venus and Maori starlore.

Wellington Botanic Gardens
101 Glenmore Street
 04 499 1400

Over 26 hectares of unsurpassed views, unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens.

Visit the Duck Pond, Begonia House, award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Treehouse Visitor Information Centre, Sundial of Human Involvement, Children's Play Area and the historic Bolton Street Memorial Park, where many of the city's pioneers are buried.

Gardens open daily sunrise to sunset. 

Wellington Cable Car 
280 Lambton Quay
04 472 2199

Experience a slice of Wellington's history on New Zealand's only running funicular railway. There is simply no better way to experience the hidden charm that Wellington has to offer than to take this 5-minute ride from the heart of city centre, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn to the lookout perched high above the city. Enjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (at Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle). 

Wellington Museum
3 Jervois Quay
04-472 8904

The museum offers a wonderful insight into the rich social and cultural history of Wellington, complementing Te Papa's stories of the nation. The interactive and exciting exhibitions engage visitors of all ages. Traditional museum techniques combine with holographic special effects, recreations and interactive exhibits to take you on a journey through Wellington's past, present and future.

Changing feature exhibitions delve into social, cultural or maritime stories from Wellington and beyond, with supporting events, performances and talks on throughout the year.

Wellington Zoo
200 Daniell Street
04 381 6755 

Wellington Zoo is New Zealand's first Zoo, and Wellington's oldest conservation organisation, caring for animals since 1906. Home to over 500 animals, you can see the only bears in New Zealand, as well as lions, tigers, giraffes and many more.  No two days are the same at Wellington Zoo – you can watch vets at work saving native wildlife, or perhaps meet some of our amazing tuatara right up close!

Find out how Wellington Zoo works to save animals in the wild when you explore the new walk-through precinct, Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha. Sharing the Zoo's love story to New Zealand, this new space celebrates native wildlife, domesticated locals and our amazing unique environment and is home to Korora little blue penguins, sheep, kunekune pigs, bees, eels, grand and Otago Skinks, Maud Island frogs and kea.

53 Waiapu Road
04 920 9213

Discover the wild side of Wellington at ZEALANDIA, 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 ground-breaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, 6 of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. 

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