Wellington is nestled between a spectacular harbour and forest-clad mountain ranges. A visually stunning city on the North Island of New Zealand, Wellington has a flourishing art scene with a magnitude of galleries and markets showcasing the regions top artists.

Take in the summit of Mt Victoria for spectacular views, board the iconic red cable car for the ascent to Kelburn. Drop by the botanic gardens or parliament buildings or take in the beauty of Old St Paul’s Church. For some food for thought, soak up some knowledge at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tonarewa and uncover secrets and stories of the island’s wildlife, Maori culture, unique art, rich heritage and incredible history.

No trip is complete unless you visit Wairarapa for one of New Zealand’s finest wine region and if you love the stunning scenery, hire a bike in Martinborough and take a cycling journey around unspoiled vineyards. For more outdoor adventure, be sure to drop by the gorgeous Escarpment Track from Paekākāriki to Pukerua Bay overlooking Cook Strait in the magnificent Akatarawa Forest.

Appreciate the art of movie making at Weta Cave for all movie goers at Weta Cave, a design studio displaying and creates props, costumes, creatures, and special effects and get a magical glimpse behind the scenes. Eventually, make the most of the Capital City of New Zealand by captivating your palate with Kiwi-style barbequed seafood, craft beer or head into Hannah’s Laneway and any of Wellington’s vibrant market for a quick fix.

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