Located between steep, rolling hills and a stunning harbour is New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Also known as the culture and arts capital, much of Wellington's charm is due to its beautiful wooden houses, historic buildings, museums, and art galleries.
Wellingtonians also enjoy their food, wine, shopping, theatre, music, and dance, with many excellent cafes, restaurants, bars, boutique shops and small theatres.
Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum is hard to miss, with five floors dominating a location on the waterfront and great place to learn about New Zealand's art, culture, heritage, and natural history. With a great variety of long term and ever-changing short term inter-active displays, Te Papa is open every day, with free general admission.
Take a stroll from the centre of the city to Oriental Bay for a swim at the beach or try one of the waterfront cafes or bars. Around Wellington, you will discover walking tracks, around the coast, or in the hills, and a chance to visit one of the parks or wildlife sanctuaries.