Wellington: the coolest capital

Whichever way you come at it, Wellington is all about drama.


Reflections of the Wellington waterfront. © Bernd Hildebrandt

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Kiwi Gems

Go behind the scenes at Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop is world-famous, but in Wellington, you can have your own hands-on experience of cinematic craft.  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Ten great places to explore in Wellington

From hilltop vistas to intriguing islands, urban laneways, a fascinating planetarium and a truly artistic drinking fountain – there is so much to discover in and around Wellington City. Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Urban explorer: Ghuznee Street

Ghuznee Street has morphed into a republic of cool. There are cafés, hip clothing stores, craft beer and street art – it doesn’t get more Wellington than this. Read the story . . . 

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Fish n' chips and L&P on the beach

From Ahipara to Ahuriri; Mangonui to the Mount; Paihia to Piha – New Zealand is spoilt for spots to enjoy fish and chips by the sea.  Read the story . . . 

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Free things to do

Gardens Magic: live and luminous in Wellington

There’s nothing quite like listening to live music under stars and fairy lights on a warm summer evening.   Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Complete the Wellington Craft Beer Capital Trail

With more malts, hops and mash than you can shake a stick at, Wellington is undeniably the capital city of craft beer. Read the story . . . 

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Explore wild and windy coastline on the Mākara Walkway

Take in vast views past wind turbines and up to Kāpiti and Mana Islands on this coastal walk just outside Wellington City.   Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Ride the remarkable Remutaka Cycle Trail

Beginning at Petone at the head of Wellington Harbour, the Remutaka Cycle Trail encompasses all the best bits of the Wellington and Wairarapa landscapes.  Read the story . . . 

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Get up close with the native avian wonders of Kāpiti Island

Kāpiti Island is one of the few easily accessible offshore nature reserves in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Experience the sea as it’s meant to be at a marine reserve

New Zealand’s marine reserves and protected areas offer visitors a unique opportunity to see fish and marine life, thriving and abundant in their natural environment.   Read the story . . . 

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Five picks for a weekend in Wellington

Wellington city, with its mix of art, culture, entertainment and thriving gastronomic scene is a great spot for a weekend escape.  Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Manawatū

Manawatū time runs nice and easy, with pretty much no traffic and lots of great things to do – ideal for a day out with the kids. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Mercurial Mākara

If you’re looking to swap the comforts of Wellington city for a little slice of outdoor adventure, then pop Mākara Beach into your GPS and get ready to step back in time.  Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Royal Wellington Golf Club

Set on an ancient river bed in beautiful parklands with dominant native bush, the gentle contoured fairways of the Royal Wellington Golf Course are laced together by streams and lakes.  Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Urban explorer: Cuba Street

Wellington’s Cuba Street is, quite simply, cool. Running from Webb to Wakefield Streets, this slice of bohemia positively thrums with culinary and creative soul. Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

WOAP: a celebration of Wellington cuisine

With pop-up restaurants, kitchen takeovers, talks, tastings, cooking, curing and creating classes and special menus galore, WOAP is as eclectic as it is delicious. Read the story . . . 

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