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With reportedly more cafés, bars and restaurants per capita than New York, Wellington is known for its lively nightlife and world-class culinary scene. Already proud of its internationally - recognised coffee culture, Wellington has become the hub of New Zealand’s craft beer revolution, with experimental breweries and specialist bars popping up all over the city.
Home to national museums, galleries and theatres, the city is at the heart of New Zealand’s arts and culture, and Wellington’s innovative film production and digital technology sectors have built a worldwide reputation.
The city combines the sophistication, cosmopolitan outlook and global reach of a capital city, along with the warmth and personality of a village.
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Wellington has 363km of mountain biking and walking tracks
Wellington City has around 850 restaurants, cafés and bars
Wellington has 2,110hrs of sunshine per year
Wellington region has a population of 492,500
Wellingtonians have an average commute to work of only 5km
With so much to see and do, it can be hard to know where to start so we’ve put together some suggested itineraries to make sure you get the most out of your visit to Wellington.