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Wellington Opens its Doors to Residents… Again

News Release
Tuesday May 15, 2012

Wellington Opens its Doors to Residents… Again

Wellington Open Day is back and offering yet another golden opportunity for residents to get to know their city.

A behind-the-scenes tour at Downstage Theatre and a safari of the seal kind are just some of the activities available to Wellington’s residents as part of Wellington Open Day.

The event, which this year sees over 20 of the city’s visitor attractions open their doors for a gold coin donation on Sunday May 27, is organised by Positively Wellington Tourism and aims to help familiarise Wellingtonians with what the capital of cool has to offer.

PWT Chief Executive David Perks said the initiative was a huge success last year and is expected to be the same in 2012.

“Last year, Carter Observatory saw their second biggest day ever – with some 1200 stargazers, while ZEALANDIA welcomed 2800 guests through its doors and close to 2000 people visited the Cable Car Museum.”

Mr Perks said not only is Wellington Open Day a great way to engage locals with the visitor industry, it also helps to create absolutely positive ambassadors for the city.

“Wellingtonians are our word-of-mouth marketing army and it’s really important we keep them across what our visitor sector has to offer.”

Attractions are open from 10am-5pm on Sunday May 27 and many are running special tours or value-adds throughout the day.

For full details of what’s on offer, visit WellingtonNZ.com.

Wellington Open Day participating attractions:
Cable Car Museum: Cable Car: Carter Observatory: City Gallery: Colonial Cottage Museum: Downstage Theatre: Hammonds City and Coastline Tours: John’s Hop On Hop Off Tours: Katherine Mansfield Birthplace: Motel Bar: Museum of Wellington City & Sea: NZ Portrait Gallery: Old St Paul’s: Otari-Wilton’s Bush: Parliament Buildings: Seal Coast Safari: Staglands: Walk Wellington: Wellington Botanic Gardens: Wellington Zoo: ZEALANDIA.

NB: Some tours and activities need to be pre-booked directly with the activity provider by phone or email and have limited availability.


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