In 2011, Lonely Planet named Wellington ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ and there’s no doubt it is 100% the truth! This fantastic city is renowned for its arts, culture and natural, scenic beauty.
There are so many fun things to do and see in Wellington. Here you have the chance to visit and relax at Oriental Bay, the inner-city golden-sand beach or explore the many theatre shows, art galleries and museums that make up the city’s rich cultural scene.
If you’re more of an outdoorsy type, then never fear! Wellington is filled with action-packed activities including kayaking, mountain biking and sky diving or you could simply relax and take a breath of fresh air by walking around the harbour and hike the hills. A good hiking and biking option is the City to Sea walk where you can capture the best of Wellington’s waterfront or even the awe-inspiring Makara Peak track which has over 40 kilometres of trails built.
Wellington caters for a whole range of different eateries from delicatessens to cafes and restaurants. This is a city that enjoys both gourmet food and the finest of wines. Wellington is renowned as being the culinary capital of New Zealand and is famous for its award-winning restaurants, quirky cafes and tucked-away bars. To get amongst the great food, wine and coffee, head to Cuba Street or Courtenay Place for some serious wining and dining!
For Lord of the Rings fans, surely your bucket list has something about visiting ‘middle earth’. And if that’s the case, you can head to the home of Peter Jackson’s Workshop and Weta Cave, where you can get a behind scenes insight to the movie making magic.
If you happen to find yourself in the southern end of New Zealand’s North Island, then be sure to stop in at the beautiful city of Wellington.