By Julian Apse
You are here
Wellington is the gateway to the South Island and home to the nation's capital - a place brimming with arts & culture. Explore towns in Wellington below.
Whether you want to dabble in history or indulge at divine restaurants, Wellington is a capital city with a great deal of style. Enjoy!
Kapiti Island is a nature reserve hosting some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds. Its protected waters are home to an abundance of marine life.
Pause in Levin for beach walks and bargains. At Waitarere Beach you can walk to a shipwreck; around town there are factory outlet shops to browse.
Lower Hutt’s riverside location makes it attractive in any season. Enjoy excellent museums and art galleries or drive the bays to Eastbourne.
From the rural town of Otaki you can plan expeditions into the Tararua Forest Park, where there are great hiking and hunting opportunities.
Golf, gourmet foods and scenic flights are three reasons to spend some time in Paraparaumu. This sunny coastal town promises plenty to do.
The harbour city of Porirua is just 15 minutes north of Wellington. It’s the home of Pataka, one of New Zealand’s most important museums.
Upper Hutt is a city for fresh air and outdoor fun. Hike or bike in the hills, fish in the river and stroll some of the 50 parks and reserves.
Take a break in Waikanae to discover the nature reserve. Pathways allow you to explore the swamp forest habitat and the eels are fed at 2pm.
Check out what other travelers say about New Zealand on TripAdvisor.
You have items in your Wishlist from the last time you signed in. What would you like to do?
Combines your old and new Wishlists into one.
Overwrites your old Wishlist and replaces it with your new Wishlist.
Deletes your new Wishlist and reverts to your old Wishlist.
To add items to your Wishlist, please turn off Private Browsing:
Your login session has expired. Please login to continue with your trip planner.
You need to sign in to save your Wishlist for future visits. Sign in now
Click Add to Wishlist to start collecting
Wishlist will be removed from 31 October 2018.
Learn more >
Your browser is no longer supported.
Please upgrade to fully enjoy the site.