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A lot has been happening in the capital of cool - here is what the trade team has been talking about recently.
Singapore Airlines will connect Wellington to the world with four flights per week to Singapore via Canberra.
View the flight schedule [PDF, 244KB, 1 page].
Wellington City Council has secured land adjacent to Te Papa for the purpose of developing a three-level Movie Museum and Convention Centre. The development of the project is a partnership between Wellington City Council, The Movie Museum Ltd and the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). At this stage, it is expected to open during 2019.
Sofitel Wellington is due to open on 1 July 2016 in Bolton Street. Surrounded by lush botanicals and ideally positioned in Wellington's business and government hub, Sofitel Wellington blends the French 'art de vivre' with the pure beauty of New Zealand's capital.
View the Sofitel Wellington fact sheet [PDF, 374KB, 2 pages].
New Zealand's first 100% electric tuk-tuk company has arrived in Wellington, helping make "the coolest little capital" that little bit cooler. Tuktuk Tours provide a unique way to explore the city in their smile-invoking three-wheeled vehicles. Jump aboard one of the 6-seater limos or enjoy a trip on a 3-seater version and take in everything the city has to offer on either their 'scenic' or 'hop on, hop off' tours.
View the trade sheet for Tuktuk Tours [PDF, 1.63MB, 1 page].
eBikes are the newest and most fun way to see Wellington! You can head up Wellington's steepest hills without breaking a sweat or cruise around the scenic bays. Hire eBikes and cruise around by yourself or join a small group guided tour and be taken to the must-see spots around Wellington.
View Switched On Bikes trade sheet [PDF, 573KB, 2 pages].
The Rimutaka Cycle Trail is one of New Zealand's Great Rides, and a part of Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail. It is the only Cycle Trail that you can start from a city, and was named one of Lonely Planet's hottest travel experiences in 2015.
For those shorter on time, the one-day part trail is a great option. Train from Wellington to Maymorn, ride the rail trail section to Cross Creek and end up in Featherston with a glass of wine in hand.
Self-driving in New Zealand? We always recommend the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail route down State Highway 2. The more scenic route is also signposted, making it a more enjoyable and safer experience for all.
Visit the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail website for more information and suggested itineraries.