Wellington is not only the capital city of New Zealand, but also its arts and cultural center as well. The city offers an unmatched blend of culture, heritage, fine food and lively arts and entertainment.
Surrounded by hills and a rugged coastline, the city boasts a stunning harbor. Wellington’s charm is that it serves up a vibrant inner city experience with a slice of New Zealand scenery. Because of its compact nature, you can sample it all—boutique shopping, art galleries, trendy cafes and restaurants, plus a network of walking and biking trails, with beautiful wineries and vineyards just a few hours away.
Wellington is a city that brims with energy and vitality and an almost overwhelming array of theater, music, dance, fine arts and galleries and museums. It is also home to one of the nation’s key attractions, the museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which is recognized as a world leader of interactive and innovative museum experiences.