Around the Wellington Region
The cultured urban life in New Zealand’s capital is capable of indulging all the senses. Wellington steals hearts; set on a stunning harbour, with bush-clad hills all around and old wooden houses alongside sparkling glass towers, it’s utterly unique. Shopping, dining and culture abound.
Paraparaumu Main centre of the Kapiti Coast, with easy access to beaches and forests. Upper Hutt Town at the base of the rugged Rimutaka Hills. Lower Hutt Satellite city across the harbour in the Hutt Valley. Porirua Major retail precinct and home of a renowned art gallery. Wellington Political and cultural capital of New Zealand.
Take a guided tour of the historic Parliament Buildings. Learn about New Zealand culture at one of the many museums including Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand. Step into the past with a ride on the heritage Cable Car. Watch live theatre, music or dance after dinner in a city restaurant. Shop ‘til you drop in the heart of Wellington City. Encounter native wildlife at a protected nature reserve.
Wellington, the home of director Sir Peter Jackson, has been the nerve centre for New Zealand’s recent notable participation in the international film industry. Special effects wizards Weta are based there, and the city also house’s Sir Peter’s Stone Street Studios, used for filming such Hollywood blockbusters as The Hobbit films, the recent remake of King Kong, and James Cameron’s smash-hit Avatar.