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Wellington breezes into top spot in the NZ Lonely Planet Guide

Wellington has, once again, come out on top.

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The city is number one of the Lonely Planet’s top 20 places and attractions in New Zealand, rising from an obviously incorrect third place three years ago.

The latest accolade in the September 2018 edition of the New Zealand Lonely Planet guide sits snuggly alongside Wellington being voted the world’s most liveable city by Deutsche Bank for the past two years and in the top five Cruise Destinations in Australasia for the first time.”

WREDA Chief Executive Lance Walker says it’s great to see that Wellington’s reputation as a quality visitor destination continues to grow.

“The last year has seen a record number of visitors coming to our region, and we’re expecting more of the same in the year ahead. This summer we will see more cruise ships visiting the city than ever before and attractions like the Terracotta Warriors at Te Papa will be a drawcard as well”.

“Our focus continues to be on encouraging visitors to stay a little bit longer to experience all that we have to offer both in the city and right across the Wellington region. It’s the variety of those experiences plus of course the warm welcome we offer visitors which makes us such an attractive place to visit.”

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says Wellington has worked hard to move up the rankings and will continue to invest in the city to try and stay there.

“On an international scale we are safe, the city is affordable and we’ve got good transport connections. Most importantly we’ve got a city full of wonderful people, which make everyday living here a pleasure.

“I think we’ve got a wonderful city and almost all Wellingtonians would agree. It’s nice for our city to get some further recognition on the international stage.”