Wellington has many attractions, be it modern or historic sites, which attract many tourists and locals alike. Yet one of the best ways to discover Wellington is by visiting its many historic landmarks and attractions which echo the history and stories of this wonderful city.
Although this city is highly developed with all things modern and sophisticated, one can still see that its age old heritage is still very much intact. One can observe buildings and structures built by the city’s original occupiers still standing proudly against the test of time. One of the most iconic historic attractions of Wellington is Old St. Paul’s Cathedral. This cathedral, built in 1866, is a testament to the architectural skill of the early colonizers of New Zealand, as its interior and exterior designs are truly awe-inspiring. Katherine Mansfield’s Birthplace is also one of the popular historic attractions of Wellington. The family house of this reputed author contains many features which provide an insight into her life and works.
The Colonial Cottage Museum, a pioneer cottage built in 1858, is also a rather popular site, with many tourists visiting it to admire its colonial architectural beauty. Yet Wellington’s most popular historic attraction, which also happens to be its oldest, is the Wellington Cable Car. Embark on a scenic journey in a traditional cable car from Lambton Quay to the heart of the business district of Wellington in just five quick minutes. In addition to these attractions, one can visit the likes of the Old Parliament Buildings, the Government House, the Bolton Street Cemetery, the Ataturk Memorial and the National War Memorial; all of which have their own story to tell and make for interesting visits in their own unique manner.
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