Venue & Attractions

Scots College. Photo: Andrew Oliver

Scots College

Scots College is conveniently located in Strathmore, one of Wellington’s Eastern suburbs. Close to Wellington Airport and less than 15 minutes drive to the central city, there is also nearby public transport available. The college is set on extensive grounds, with large fields and sports facilities. The college has modern co-ed boarding facilities with capacity for 115 people. Accommodation is twin rooms with shared amenities. Common rooms are available nearby.

Virtual tour of boarding facilities
Curious about the boarding facilities at Scots? Take a virtual tour to get a sneak preview of the modern boarding facilities.

Welcome to Wellington
Nau mai ki Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui

At the centre of New Zealand you’ll find Wellington, a region with so much to offer. Nestled between green hills and a sparkling harbour, the city is full of things just waiting to be discovered.

Explore Wellington’s top attractions
These fabulous destinations are easily accessible by public transport from the Summer School venue.

Te Papa
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa dominates the beautiful Wellington Waterfront. Its 36,000 square metres of space spread across six floors contain over 800,000 artworks, cultural artefacts, historical archives, and scientific specimens. The sheer scale and scope of its collections mean you could spend hours there exploring.


Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car
The iconic red cable cars have traversed the hill between the CBD and Kelburn Village for 120 years. A ride in one is a rite of passage for any local or tourist. Hop on, head to the top and enjoy the panoramic views of Wellington or stroll through the adjacent Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Cable Car from Kelburn lookout

Visit Zealandia Ecosanctuary
Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, a world-first, fully fenced, predator-free urban sanctuary, lies on the outskirts of the CBD. A 10-minute drive from the CBD and you’re in the wilderness seeing native birds and wildlife thrive in a safe environment. This conservation project has enabled native bird populations to flourish.

Zealandia reservoir tower Credit: Jeff McEwan / Capture Studios
Exuberant kākā chick at Zealandia Photo: Loralee Hyde

Take a walk along Cuba Street
With its heritage buildings and bohemian inhabitants, Cuba Street has many treasures to discover. Make sure you pay a visit to Cuba Street’s iconic Bucket Fountain. An unofficial symbol of the capital, the quirky, interactive sculpture has splashed many visitors snapping a picture in front of it.

The Bucket Fountain Cuba Street. Credit Celeste Fontein

Wētā Workshop
Watch move magic happen! The design and manufacturing facility combines cutting-edge technology with hand-crafted artistry to serve up Oscar-winning props, costumes, and creature effects. Tours at Wētā Workshop take you on a magical trip through some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.

Troll sculpture at Wētā Workshop

Take a stroll along Wellington’s waterfront
Take in the amazing views, Wellington’s waterfront has it all. Golden sand beaches on Oriental Parade, Marinas, children’s parks, kayaking, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Oriental Bay with the Carter Fountain