The stunning city is easy to navigate and awash with a funky café scene, thriving shopping and multiple events and concerts. Take the cable car from Lampton Quay to the top of the Wellington Botanic Gardens for a magnificent lookout over the city and harbour. Wander along Wellington's dazzling waterfront, take a harbour cruise or laze about on the golden sand of Oriental Bay. Explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s world class museum or take a tour through the famous Beehive.
Known as one of the windiest cities in the world, tucked-away bars, quirky cafes and galleries, shops and fashion boutiques make a safe haven from the relentless weather. And when the night falls award-winning restaurants and a buzzing night scene take over.
To the north of the city is Martinborough, one of the New Zealand’s hottest boutique wine regions, to the south (via a scenic three hour ferry ride) the gorgeous Marlborough Sounds and the start of the South Island.
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