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Red Rocks, Wellington. Photo by Ian Trafford
Red Rocks, Wellington. Photo by Ian Trafford
Westpac Stadium. Andy Radka, Tourism NZ
Westpac Stadium. Andy Radka, Tourism NZ
Rugby Game. Photo by Tourism New Zealand
Rugby Game. Photo by Tourism New Zealand
Parliamentary Library. Wellington, New Zealand
Parliamentary Library. Wellington, New Zealand
Oriental Bay. Photo Rob Suisted, Tourism NZ
Oriental Bay. Photo Rob Suisted, Tourism NZ
Scorching Bay. Photo Ian Trafford, Tourism NZ
Scorching Bay. Photo Ian Trafford, Tourism NZ
The Dowse. Photo Courtesy Wellington Tourism
The Dowse. Photo Courtesy Wellington Tourism
Alfresco Dining. Photo by Wellington Tourism
Alfresco Dining. Photo by Wellington Tourism

Wellington Information

Wellington, capital of the southern pacific island of New Zealand is the third most populated region in this diverse country, being home to just under 400,000 people. Situated on the south-western tip of North Island between Cook Straight and the rolling hills of the Rimutaka Range, the capital houses all areas of government including the official residence of the Governor General.

Wellington is steeped in architectural history with a variety of styles ranging from nineteenth century wooden cottages, a range of art deco structures including the City Gallery mixing with the curves and colours of the post modern architecture of the CBD. It is sometimes referred to as a village with skyscrapers.

Attractions include the Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, the parliament buildings known simply as the ‘Beehive’ due to its circular conical shape, the Cable Car Museum and Old Saint Paul’s among many others.

Wellington also has a thriving café culture with more cafes per capita than New York City and a mix of European, Asian, and Polynesian food from cheap and cheerful to five star quality restaurants. Going seemingly hand in hand with that culture is the growing Arts and Music scene that has developed in the capital. You will find Museums, Art Galleries, Theatrical and Music Venues offering shows or exhibitions most days of the week. A night out at St James Theatre and Opera House will take your breath away with international Music and Theatre or a visit to the Wellington Gallery where the exhibitions are world class.

Adventure is never far away in Wellington, whether it is Kayaking in the Harbour, 4WD Tours or Mountain Biking, there is always something to get the blood flowing and the heart beating. If nature is your passion, you will find everything right on your doorstep. Take a tour along the south coast and visit the native fur seals of the region or Wellington Zoo where you will find Sumatran Tigers, Panda’s, and the Brown Kiwi, alternatively, try the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary and discover the endangered wildlife that is unique to New Zealand’s Islands.

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Panoramic Views of Wellington Harbour. Photo Courtesy Wellington Tourism
Panoramic Views of Wellington Harbour. Photo Courtesy Wellington Tourism
Cable Car up the Kelburn Hill. Photo by Ian Trafford. Tourism New Zealand
Cable Car up the Kelburn Hill. Photo by Ian Trafford. Tourism New Zealand