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Celebrated as the country’s creative and culinary capital, Wellington is nestled between two of New Zealand’s finest wine regions.

Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer – Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining, with plenty of great restaurants, night markets and food trucks.

Only a short three hour flight from the east coast of Australia and with an airport just a 15 minute scenic drive from the city centre, Wellington is an ideal short break destination, as well as a must visit as part of a longer New Zealand itinerary.

Things to do

Filled with museums, galleries, nature reserves and with a vibrant street culture, Wellington is an easily navigated and affordable destination.

Get your bearings and soak up the energetic vibe by taking in the panoramic views from Mount Victoria Lookout, people watching in the city’s bohemian Cuba Quarter, or relaxing with a gelato on the city’s stunning waterfront.

Film fans also won’t want to miss discovering Weta’s world famous movie-making magic with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the imagination and artistry behind some of the world's most spectacular movies with a Weta Cave Workshop Tour.

One of the world’s great food cities, Wellington is said to have more bars and restaurants per capita than New York City. Taste your way around the city with a Zest Food Tour or sample some of the world’s finest craft beer and coffee.

As well as offering New Zealand’s ultimate urban experience, Wellington is a city where you can encounter some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinary native wildlife. Be sure to visit the picturesque sanctuary, Zealandia, and wander the trails around the protected green belt that surrounds the city.

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