Situated in Wellington's Botanic Gardens is the historic Dominion Observatory where New Zealand's time was determined using astronomical observations. In 1916 the observatory also became the site of New Zealand’s first seismic research.
Built in 1876 to house New Zealand's new central government. Visit New Zealand's largest and grandest wooden building.
It may be a small island but its place in New Zealand’s history is huge. Explore Matiu/Somes to learn its stories and uncover its secrets.
Alexander Turnbull’s stately home stands proudly in the heart of downtown Wellington. Visit the birthplace of New Zealand’s national library.
National register of heritage sites managed by DOC
Historic Places Trust