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Wellington has something for everyone from stunning natural beauty to cultural and historic sights and many outdoor activities. For a basic orientation of the city skyline take the Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry (64 4 473 7289) giving an overview of the harbour. Then take the Wellington Cable Car from Lambton Quay in the business district right up the hill to the entrance of the Wellington Botanical Gardens.

Buskers and street artists in summer make this a vibrant part of town. Historic places to visit include the birthplace of Katherine Mansfield, one of New Zealand’s prominent authors, on Tinakori Road (044737268). The colonial Cottage Museum at 68 Nairn Street is one of the oldest buildings in Wellington (04 384 9122). The city council has developed a number of self directed walks including the Pioneer Walk and the Colonial Outlook Walk which are well signposted and free to do. A major attraction in the area is to take a tour of the spectacular scenery from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and visitors can see the Shires and Rivendell amongst others.

Buskers and street artists in summer make this a vibrant part of town. Historic places to visit include the birthplace of Katherine Mansfield, one of New Zealand’s prominent authors, on Tinakori Road (044737268). The colonial Cottage Museum at 68 Nairn Street is one of the oldest buildings in Wellington (04 384 9122). The city council has developed a number of self directed walks including the Pioneer Walk and the Colonial Outlook Walk which are well signposted and free to do. A major attraction in the area is to take a tour of the spectacular scenery from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and visitors can see the Shires and Rivendell amongst others.

One of the sights, Mount Victoria can be climbed from Wellington and is a spectacular viewpoint. The Wellington area is known for its prolific birdlife and tours are available along the Kapiti Coast (04 972 1742) where kiwis, wetas and tuataras can be sighted. The Otari Wiolson-Bush Native Botanical Garden has many subtropical plants and is a delight to walk around with many beautiful species. At the Red Rocks Reserve seals can be seen, and the walk takes around 2 hours from Owhiro Bay Road. Exploring further afield the Hawkes Bay region is one of the prettiest with rural orchards and wine growing country, and the ideal opportunity to see some of the stunning countryside that New Zealand is famed for. At Picton which is connected to Wellington by the Bluebridge Ferry, there are fishing trips and kayaking as well as a chance to learn about the whaling history. Dolphin and whale watching eco tours are available in Picton (035738040) including the opportunity to swim with dolphins.

Wellington has a lively nightlife in and around Cuba Street and some great bars with live music. The San Francisco Bath House and the Havana Bar in the area are just two places to experience the charm of this great city.

Wellington sits at the bottom of the North Island on the edge of an expansive harbor. A busy city Centre but with a village feel. An easy city to move around in by foot making it easy to explore the museums, waterfront, art galleries and shops. Wellington was first settled in 1840 by the New Zealand Company.

Lambton Quay is the main street of Wellington. The waterfront encompasses Jervois Quay, Cable Street and Oriental Parade and if full of restaurants, cafes and lovely picturesque walking paths. Queens Wharf is harbour side and also has restaurants and nice views. Mount Victoria is located at the eastern end of Wellington. Civic Square is in the CBD and is an open space that often has entertainment and outdoor activities.

Hutt Valley encompasses the Wellington suburbs of Lower and Upper Hutt. The Hutt river flow through here on the western side of the city.

 

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