Wellington Historic Places
Wellington contains many buildings, houses, sites and gardens that
have survived from the early days of its settlement by Europeans.
Many of the oldest houses can be found in Thorndon, especially along
Tinakori Rd and Ascott St.
The Colonial Cottage Museum
A pioneer cottage built in 1858, one of the city's oldest buildings.
On 68 Nairn St. Open weekdays 10am to 4pm, weekends 1pm-4.30pm.
Ph 04 384 9122. Adults NZ$ 3.00, children $1, Students and Senior
Citizens $2. To get there take No. 8 to Aro St., or No. 7 to Brooklyn,
and get off at the corner of Webb St. and Nairn St.
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
The family home of one of New Zealand's most distinguished authors.
There are exhibitions, educational resources, and tourist facilities.
25 Tinakori Rd, Thorndon. Open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday and public
Holidays. Ph. 0-4 473 7268. Admission NZ$ 4, children $1.
Old St Pauls
A treasured historic building built in 1866. Constructed entirely from native timbers, the glowing interior is enhanced by stunning stained
glass windows. It's located in Mulgrave St., just down from Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.
The National Archives
10 Mulgrave St Thorndon, just down from Old St. Pauls. Contains a
huge collection of photographs, art works, videos, historical documents,
maps, films etc. Contains the treaty of Waitangi and other founding
documents in the Constitution room. FREE. Open M-Friday 9am - 5 pm.
Exhibitions Galleries and Constitution Rm also open Sat 9am-1pm.
Ph. 0-4 495 6226.
Walking Wellington Tour
The City Council has worked out a number of pleasant routes you can walk
by yourself. The Pioneer Memorial Walk and the Colonial Outlook Walk
each focus on historic places, although most of the 6 walks include
historic buildings and sites. The Information Centre in Civic Square
will give you a brochure that has the walks, a map of where you are
going and descriptions of the places to visit.
Wellington Heritage Highlights Tour
Takes you around the historic landmarks of the city, including Old St.
Pauls, the treaty of Waitangi, Katherine Mansfield's birthplace etc.
Departs daily from Wellington Railway Station, Bunny St, at 9.30am and 2pm.
Harbour lunch cruise an optional extra (morning tour only). Free pick
up and return from city hotels. Ph. 0-4 478 8315.