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Under $100: Wellington

by Angelique Platas

May 7, 2018

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Between the great outdoors and lively downtown area in Wellington, New Zealand, you’ll have a well-rounded experience even on a budget. Much can be done about Wellington for free or low cost, making your flight there and accommodations that much more reasonable, right?

Fuel up with breakfast at the hotel and head out for a big deal of exploring and sightseeing. Nature lovers can find endless activity in Wellington, but if you have your heart set on a nature preserve, Zealandia is a must visit. For $10–19.50, guests explore animal sanctuaries by day or night, depending on your animal interests.

For those more looking for free nature sites that can easily be arranged, discuss with your concierge and see the best locations to hike, bike and explore on your own time and terms. Read more about the wide variety of nature preserves and public parks worth your time and money here.

Find some unique shops, homemade goods and great eats at the Underground Market. Peruse goods and chat with the locals. Get some inside tips on where to go that may be a bit off the beaten pack and stock up on homemade snacks and drinks before walking around town, exploring and sightseeing.

For $4–7.50, take the cable car around town or make your way to the Wellington Botanical Garden. Check out locally sourced foods, ingredients and wine at The Larder and take in the views of the water, with most dishes less than $17.

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