Wellington Open Day

20 May 2014

The Capital opens its doors once again to locals this Sunday (25 May) for Wellington Open Day, 10am–5pm.

Tasmanian devil at Wellington Zoo.

Tasmanian devil at Wellington Zoo


Twenty of the city’s visitor attractions are opening their doors for residents and charity – all for a gold coin donation.

The open day is organised by Positively Wellington Tourism to keep us in the know about what’s on in the city and where – and to thank Wellingtonians for being great hosts when visitors arrive.

This year’s attractions and tours include entry into Zealandia, Wellington Zoo and Carter Observatory. Kids can hop on an Our Space multimedia ride at Te Papa and those aged 5–10 can hunt for treasure at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, with prizes for all.

If you fancy something a little different:

  • take a back-of-house tour at City Gallery to see how they make exhibitions come to life
  • learn how to make mojitos at Motel Bar or cocktails at The Library bar
  • go behind-the-scenes at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre
  • have a go (16–20 year-olds) at ocean sports.

Now in its fourth year, Wellington Open Day is wildly successful with thousands of Wellingtonians turning up and tours selling out. In 2013, over $37,000 was raised for charity.

We recommend you take public transport where possible as parking will be limited. 

Note that most of the tours and special activities will be first-in, first-served on the day, and some need to be pre-booked directly with the operators. 

For details of what’s on offer, and whether you need to book, visit:
Wellington Open Day 2014 - WellingtonNZ.com