Wellington is nestled between rolling hills and the shores of a stunning harbour being the southern most city on New Zealand’s North Island and famous for being New Zealand’s capital. Home to New Zealand’s Parliament and Te Papa our National Museum which tells the history through bold and interactive exhibits.
The north island finishes with a flourish at Wellington and it’s no good being on a diet when coming here. It’s renowned for having more bars and restaurants per capita than New York catering from a simple snack to international class restaurants whose chef’s will inspire your culinary tastebuds.
Wellington is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city that offers so much for the visitor to see and do, its hard to know where to start, with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Wellington.
Getting to know Wellington is easy, you can just walk to the many attractions or just hop on a city bus tour and hop off and on again at any of the points of interest. Some of the top attractions and one of the most visited is ‘Te Papa’, telling the story of New Zealand through its collection of arts, innovative displays and interactive exhibits that the whole family can enjoy. Take a ride on the Wellingtons Cable Car that takes you from Lambton Quay in the CBD to Kelburn lookout where you will find the Cable Car museum (free entry) and the entrance to the Carter Observatory and Wellingtons Botanical Gardens. There are a number of interesting downhill walks back to the city. A regular free bus service also operates from here to Zealandia a sanctuary in the city with some of New Zealands rarest birds, reptiles and insects, here you can wander at your leisure along its many tracks or join the guides for a walk and talk through this sanctuary full of bird song.
Get up close to wildlife at Wellington Zoo, enjoying a truly unique animal experience meeting some of most vivacious, loveable and quirky creatures, along with Lion’s, giraffes, elephants and a host of other animals.