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At the bottom of the world on a sparkling harbour is Wellington, a little city with a big heart. Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer, wander through hidden laneways, experience Te Papa’s interactive museum magic, be inspired by theatres and galleries and go behind the scenes at Oscar-winning film studios.
At the bottom of the world on a sparkling harbour is Wellington, a little city with a big heart. Visit Wellington and discover why Lonely Planet dubbed it ‘the coolest little capital in the world’.
Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer – Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining, with plenty of great restaurants, night markets and food trucks.
Wander through hidden laneways and discover street art, experience the interactive national museum, Te Papa, and be inspired by theatres and over 55 galleries. Home to half a million people, the Wellington region’s awe-inspiring landscapes are the perfect backdrops for movie-making magic, which can be experienced behind the scenes in Oscar-winning studios.
With an international airport just 15 minutes from the city centre, Wellington is an ideal short break destination, as well as a minimum two night stay as part of any New Zealand holiday.
At the bottom of the world on a sparkling harbour is Wellington: a little city with a big heart. Visit the city at the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island and discover why Financial Times ranked Wellington the best city in the world for quality of living in 2017. Wellington is famous for its creative energy, culture, history, nature and cuisine. Home to half a million people, Wellington is a region of innovation, diversity and creativity.
The region is known as the country’s cultural heart, with more than 55 art galleries plus interactive national museum Te Papa and the national orchestra, ballet and opera. Wellington’s Oscar-winning film industry opens its doors to visitors to go behind the scenes and experience movie-making magic at Weta Studio Tours.
Renowned for its creative craft brewers, Wellington was recently named the best beer destination in Oceania by Lonely Planet. The city’s long-established coffee culture can be experienced on every corner of the compact central city. Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining, with plenty of great restaurants, night markets and food trucks – the city is said to have more eateries per capita than New York.
Wellington is nestled between two world-class wine regions – Wairarapa and Marlborough – so the perfect wine match can be found for any dish. Wellington is also located at the centre of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail - this self-drive touring route makes it easy to taste your way around New Zealand’s celebrated wineries.
With a compact central city, it’s easy to walk from one side of Wellington to the other in less than 20 minutes. And you’re never far from the great outdoors in Wellington - the city is nestled between a bush-clad hills and a lively waterfront dotted with parks, cafes, sculpture and playgrounds.
For active visitors, there are many walking and mountain biking tracks to choose from close to the city. Explore the whole region on two wheels along the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, which covers Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Kāpiti Island and ZEALANDIA eco-sanctuary are also close by, and both offer a rare chance to see kiwi and other native birds in their natural habitat.
From the wines that grace the tables of the world to technology that is changing how people live and work, Wellington is a little region that punches above its weight. Wellingtonians are fiercely proud of their city, and love welcoming visitors and new residents to their stunning part of the world.
With direct flights from Singapore, Wellington is only a three hour flight from the east coast of Australia. Plus, the city’s airport is just a 15 minute scenic drive from downtown. Wellington is an ideal short break destination, as well as an essential two or more night stay in any New Zealand touring itinerary.