Wellington: the coolest capital

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


Reflections of the Wellington waterfront. © Bernd Hildebrandt

Weta Workshop Visit website

The WETA CAVE WORKSHOP TOUR is a movie based visitor experience in the heart of Miramar, Wellington. A 45 minute guided tour starts and finishes . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

In essence, the very simple overriding edict for a marine reserve is no take. Nothing may be removed: not fish, not seaweed, not stones, not feathers or shells off the beach. Read the story . . . 

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Wellington TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

After spending a busy day visiting the attractions of the Wellington region, escape to Wellington's only Top 10 Holiday Park. Our spacious grounds with large . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: Napier to Blenheim

What better way to taste your way across islands and through three of New Zealand's major wine-producing regions than on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail... Read the story . . . 

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Bassingers Motor Lodge Visit website

Bassingers Motor Lodge. Affordable luxury.Situated at the north end of Levin town centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and takeaways. . . . More . . . 

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Working at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Every day is full of surprises, along with rich and rewarding experiences when you work at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Read the story . . . 

Upper Hutt I-SITE Visitor Information Centre Visit website

25-minute drive or 40-minute train ride from Wellington. Nestled by the Hutt River amongst bush-clad hills near forest/riverside walks. Attractions include Staglands Wildlife Reserve, H2O . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Wellington: coffee, beer and food, food, food

Wellingtonians pride themselves on being connoisseurs of all things gastronomical, fancying themselves the equivalent of the residents of New York’s Brooklyn or London’s East Side. Read the story . . . 

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Brentwood Hotel Visit website

Brentwood Hotel where you will experience a warm friendly welcome is conveniently located in a quiet urban setting nestled in Kilbirnie. . . . More . . . 

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Street food and markets: around the world in New Zealand

From bacon butties in Dunedin to dumpling and donuts in Auckland or fresh veges on Wellington's windy waterfront, New Zealand's food markets are a great way to eat. Read the story . . . 

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The Thorndon Wellington

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges. The 3.5 star Thorndon Wellington by Rydges is located on the doorstep of the Wellington CBD, right on the . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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Kapiti Lindale Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

Kapiti Lindale Motel is centrally located on Kapiti Coast. Just a few minutes to shops, restaurants, cafes, clubs and museum. 10 minutes from the Paraparaumu . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Rowena's City Lodge Visit website

Our aim is to make your stay in Wellington a pleasant one with affordable and comfortable hostel accommodation and camping facilities and parking for small . . . More . . . 

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