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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Things to do

Kāpiti Island tracks and walks

Enjoy listening to and spotting birds on a Kāpiti Island walk. Two areas open to the public are Rangatira, halfway along the eastern shore and the northern end of the island. Read the story . . . 

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Taputeranga Marine Reserve

Taputeranga Marine Reserve is only 6km from Wellington’s city centre and offers snorkelling, diving and walking opportunities. Read the story . . . 

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Entertainment

New Zealand theatre

What if you’re in one of our main cities – it’s evening and it’s raining? Why not go to the theatre! Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Gisborne to Wellington: sampling the finer things in life

Experience hot pools, beaches, art, culture, heritage and wildife on a road trip from Gisborne to Wellington.  Read the story . . . 

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Up the creek: Upper Hutt

The main feature of the district, of course, is the river. Not only does it look good, but the quality of the water is excellent, too.  Read the story . . . 

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Lower Hutt: take me to the river

The Hutt River was known by Tangata Whenua as Te Awakairangi, 'the river where food falls from the sky.' Bet there’s a story behind that name. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Four fun things to do in Feilding

Crowned New Zealand's most beautiful town not just once, but 16 times, Feilding is definitely a pretty place to visit. Read the story . . . 

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Wellington: a capital affair

From the bustling promenade of the waterfront to intimate bars or the pockets of gastronomic pleasure all within walking distance, Wellington is the perfect place to spend a weekend.   Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Wellington

Got kids to entertain? Here are five great ideas for family-friendly days out in Wellington. 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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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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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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Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, Wellington

New Zealand’s ‘spiritual home of golf,’ Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club is considered to be one of the best links courses in the Southern Hemisphere.   Read the story . . . 

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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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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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Natural attractions

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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