What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Lonely Planet magazine dubbed Wellington the "coolest little capital in the world" although in truth you could cover most of the major highlights here in a few long weekends. Try to get out of Wellington whenever possible. - Mar 2016


The beaches and parks on Seatoun were always our quick favorite, there's a souvenir outlet in Miramar (better prices than you'll find in the city), the licorice is the best we've ever tasted!, Karori Park is a fabulous place to run and play, Otaki beach was our favorite place to swim & spend a summer day. - Apr 2015


I can't even list all the things to do here. - Aug 2011


Oh my goody...too much to mention. If you like water sports, rafting, waterpark near Napier, biking/hiking, mountain climbing,fishing,scuba diving, canoeing, bungy jumping,and other - Aug 2008


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