Last Updated: 24 September 2019
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island's southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact town, it encircles a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a work port and vibrant timber houses on the surrounding hills.
By Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads into the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds throughout The Cook Strait gives it the nickname Windy Wellington.
Situated in the southern end of the North Island, Wellington, New Zealand, was lately named the trendiest small capital in the world by Lonely Planet. Inspired by nature and fuelled by innovative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a strong mix of culture, history, cuisine and nature.
Fuel your visit with a strong coffee and top notch craft beer - Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining, with lots of excellent restaurants, night markets and food trucks.
Relax in Oriental Bay, Wellington's gold sand interior city beach and delve into the numerous museums, galleries and theater shows that make up the city's pulsing cultural scene. If you are to the outdoors, Wellington has action packed adventure activities such as mountain biking and sea water kayaking, in addition to beautiful walks around the harbor and the surrounding hills.
Try the visually magnificent Makara Peak trail, and also the City to Sea walk where one can experience the best of Wellington's waterfront. Ride the cable car up the hill to Kelburn for excellent views across the city and enjoy ice cream in the top. On the waterfront itself you will find Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand's national museum.
Te Papa, as it is colloquially known, means our location and is among the best interactive museums in the world.
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