North Island, New Zealand
Located on the bottom tip of the North Island of New Zealand, the nation's capital of Wellington is a beautiful harbour city known for its gourmet food & wine scene and relaxed outdoor living. The CBD is compact and all of the main attractions are within a 20 minute walk of the harbour. Te Papa National Museum features bold and innovative exhibits of New Zealand's European and Maori history. The 'Taste of Treasures' tour is a one hour tour that takes in the best of the Maori exhibits and ends with traditional Maori refreshments. For a unique wildlife experience only minutes from the CBD, head to Zealandia, a large bush sanctuary dedicated to preserving New Zealand's distinctive flora and fauna, including the iconic Kiwi bird.
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For an insider's guide to Wellington's vibrant food scene, take a guided tour with Zest Food Tours. You'll meet Wellington's top restaurateurs and visit top coffee bars and speciality produce stores. Wellington's cable car ride is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The spectacular view from the lookout takes in the city, the sparkling harbour and the regions of Hutt Valley and Mt Victoria. Just an hour from Wellington is the wine region of Wairarapa, part of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Take a day or overnight tour of this glorious area and indulge in premium wine tasting and fine dining at the many wineries and restaurants in an around the charming village of Martinborough. A visit here is the perfect complement to your stay in Wellington.
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Wellington Travel Info
Wellington is one of the major transport hubs in New Zealand, with large international and domestic airports. Many international visitors embark on self-drive motor-home holidays of the North and South Islands from here. Inter-island ferries transport visitors and locals alike between Wellington and the South Island, or take the 25 minute flight.
Wellington has a temperate climate, with cool winters (June - Aug) and mild summers (Dec - Feb).
The 'Wellington On A Plate' festival in August is New Zealand's premier culinary event.