Check out Wellington, the 'Coolest Little Capital in the World'

Wellington is crammed with more bars, cafes and restaurants per capita than New York. You'll also find arts and cultural events in abundance in the capital

Nestled in green hills and within a protective harbour, the capital city of Wellington has a laid back vibe yet offers some of the best shopping, arts and nightlife in the country. After a day of checking out the numerous galleries and museums indulge in boutique beer and innovative cuisine in award winning restaurants. Some fantastically accessible nature experiences are within a short drive of the city so get up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s iconic wildlife in an informative and fun environment.

If you find yourself in Wellington in September don't miss the Brancott Estate World of WearableArt Awards Show.

The Brancott Estate World of WearableArt Awards Show in Wellington held each September is more than an art exhibition, more than a fashion show and more than an awards show, it is a montage of theatre, dance, colour and movement that takes art off the wall and on to the moving body.

Did you know?

Wellington was voted as 'The Coolest Little Capital in the World' in the Lonley Planet 2011 guide to Best in Travel. Despite its impetuous weather, Wellington is crammed with more bars, cafes and restaurants per capita than New York. You'll also find arts and cultural events in abundance and a booming film industry thanks in large part to the success of Wellingtonian Sir Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

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