Destination Spotlight: Wellington

Wellington is a mix of vibrant culture, spiced up by great food, plenty of
wine and beer craft houses, events, cafes (400 of them), and of course,
New Zealand coffee. The city is the southernmost thriving capital in the world and its roots are dug deeper in the sands of history.

In 1840, Colonel William Wakefield planned to create
Wellington on the shoulders of Petone. However, it was soon shifted to the
present location when a fearsome flood from Hutt River took over the
original place.

Now, all the residents live in about 3 km of the coastline and enjoy
temperate weather along with nature’s other bounties.

What is Wellington famous for?
The capital city houses the Beehive — the famous structure is the Executive Wing of New Zealand Parliament Buildings. However, apart from politics, Wellington is called the creative hub.


Other exciting things to check out in Wellington include its
southern winds, a never-dying nightlife at Courtenay place, local coffee
stalls, Te Papa, and the reverent Mount Victoria from where you have a 360 degree view of the city. Wellington has so much to offer that a popular saying goes to say, “you cannot beat Wellington on a good day.”

Things to do
Here is a list to get you started.

  • Hop on the historic Wellington Cable Car
  • Zealandia ecosanctuary houses native wildlife. Go see it.
  • Climb Mount Victoria to take the full view of the city.
  • Check out other movie scenes at Weta Workshop.
  • Go to Hannahs Laneway and taste the scrumptious local food.
  • Roam around Cuba Street and treat yourself with a blend of coffee.
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront of the city.
  • Meet the animals at Wellington Zoo.
  • Buy souvenirs from the Harbourside market.

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