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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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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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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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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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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Marksman Motor Inn Visit website

Located in central CBD and adjacent to Basin Reserve, easy walk (500m) to Courtenay Place, restaurants, theatres and hospitals. 19 self-contained ground-floor and first-floor studio . . . More . . . 

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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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Willis Wellington Hotel Visit website

Located centrally on Willis Street in the funky, cosmopolitan Cuba Quarter, the Willis Wellington hotel is just a short walk from the CBD and is . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe Visit website

Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe offers visitors the unique and exciting opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful, natural environment. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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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Wellington Cable Car Visit website

Join locals and visitors alike in a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car. For over a hundred years passengers have enjoyed the dramatic views . . . More . . . 

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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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Wellington Zoo Visit website

Visit Wellington Zoo and fall in love with nature.Home to over 500 animals, from amazing insects and invertebrates to the only bears in New Zealand . . . More . . . 

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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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Levin Kiwi Holiday Park

We are a spacious and attractive park with a bed for all budgets. Powered and non-powered sites available, cabins and self contained units.. . . . More . . . 

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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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