Travel information for Wellington, New Zealand
The City of Wellington is New Zealand’s middle earth for two reasons, its location and its connection to the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Located at the very bottom of the North Island and fringing a beautiful and protected harbour, Wellington is a combination of suave inner city chic and beachside relaxation. There is no need for a car to explore Wellington’s attractions and activities which are all within 20 minutes walk, although there is an excellent train and bus service running throughout the City as well if your legs get tired. The Wellington dining scene is bursting with cafes and restaurants including some of the best eateries in New Zealand.
There are also some very trendy hotels, breweries and waterfront pubs to relax and enjoy the view. Wellington is not short on things to do and if you are taking a holiday with the kids, they will be well entertained. Te Papa is one of the most interactive and expansive museums in New Zealand. The history of New Zealand’s heritage is brilliantly showcased in a collection of exhibitions, both static and animated. A beautifully restored cable car will take you from the centre of Wellington up to the Botanic Gardens for magnificent views across the City. Other popular attractions in Wellington include Wellington Zoo, Zealandia, a collection of New Zealand flora and fauna and Wellywood, an entire suburb dedicated to the filming of the Lord of the Rings. A harbour cruise will take you to the cafes and craft shops at the quaint beachside suburb of Days Bay. The best places to stay in Wellington are sure to satisfy all tastes and budgets with a good choice of Hotels, Apartments, Backpackers and Holiday Parks. There are also a high number of bed and breakfasts in the area to experience the true essence of Wellington life. Wellington tours depart daily to visit the most popular attractions and wine lovers will love the fact that Wellington is right in the middle of two of New Zealand’s leading wine regions, Wairarapa, a short drive to the east and Marlborough, a ferry ride across to the South Island. Wellington activities extend from a night at the theatre to outdoor adrenalin adventures. There are also some great walks and beautiful beaches to be explored. To discuss your next Wellington holiday talk to our travel agents about planning an itinerary. We will help you take advantage of Wellington specials that may be available at your time of travel.
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