10 a.m. Take in the view on two wheels
Drink in Wellington’s 360-degree ocean views by riding an e-bike from Switched on Bikes (70 dollars for a four-hour rental) along the waterfront, starting in the city center. You’ll soon hit Oriental Bay, where local glitterati live in pastel-colored, Art Deco apartments. Forty-five minutes along the coast, Scorching Bay is perfect for a cool-down dip. On the return trip, refuel with a coffee at the retro Chocolate Fish Café on Shelly Bay. As you cycle back, look inland toward quirky cliffside homes, some of which can be reached only by private funicular. If it’s a wet or windy day, take a rideshare car for 15 minutes to Weta Workshop, a movie production company in the neighborhood of Miramar, for a behind-the-scenes look at “Avatar” and “The Lord of the Rings” (49 dollars per adult, reservations recommended).