Situated at the southern end of the North Island and nestled between green hills and a sparkling harbour, Wellington, New Zealand, is a little city with a big heart.
Wander through hidden laneways to discover street art and follow the sculpture walks along Wellington's waterfront. Discover the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand in world-class museums and galleries – the interactive and immersive national museum, Te Papa(opens in new window), is a must-visit. Ride the iconic Wellington Cable Car for amazing views of the city while you enjoy an ice cream at the top.
Immerse yourself in nature and explore by bike, foot, kayak, or ferry. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand inner-city beach, before walking the Southern Walkway trail to Wellington's rugged south coast. Venture north to explore the Remutaka Cycle Trail, one of New Zealand’s Great Rides, or the Escarpment Track, where you can experience spectacular views of the Kāpiti Coast as you scale steep steps, ridgelines, and swing bridges.
A must for any fan of The Lord of the Rings is visiting the gateway to Academy Award®-winning Wētā Workshop, Wētā Cave. Here you’ll find authentic collectibles, replicas, prints, movie memorabilia, and more. Join a guided tour for a behind-the-scenes look at props, costumes, miniatures and model making.