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Wellington: The Iron Duke

Wellington: The Iron Duke

Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is located on the edges of the Wellington Harbor and is surrounded by beautiful mountains providing perfect scenery for New Zealand people. The city is no doubt a home to many cultural attractions and national arts of New Zealand. Wellington is a city which offers a mixture of heritage, culture, lively arts with much entertainment and tasty food.  As it is the capital city of New Zealand, the centre offices of most of the departments of government of New Zealand are situated in Wellington only. The parliament buildings are residing at the Lambton Quay and the Terrace areas. The city offers a very gorgeous environment to its people as the city is lined with rugged coastline and massive hills with a stunning harbor too.

Reach Wellington:


People who are planning to visit this place have all the travelling options available. The Wellington International Airport is situated in Rongotai which is quite close to the central city. Flights from many destinations reach there. People can travel through flights during day and nights also. People can even reach the city through its harbor by travelling in ferries. There are many regular ferries that provide services from Wellington to Picton and vice versa. Road lovers can travel on their own cars or in buses going from the two main highways that led to Wellington. State Highways 1 connects western coast to north and State Highway 2 connects the route of the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Some train services are also available between Auckland and Wellington.

Things to Enjoy:


The city’s charm is well maintained by its inner beauty. The city is quite compact and because of that you will find many restaurants, trendy cafes, boutiques and even art galleries together situated in the same line. There is also a massive network of biking and waking trails at the doorsteps of every house in the city. The cute vineyards and wineries, which are some miles away, add some charisma to them. The historic museums, galleries, theaters, music, dance and even arts are the things whose glimpse people can catch in this city. The capital city is full of attractions which people would like to visit. The major attraction among the art galleries and the museums is the “National Museum of New Zealand” which is at Te Papa. This place can fascinate anyone from a 4 year old boy to a 50 year old man. All the displays at its exhibitions are not only attractive but are innovative also. There are many special displays which reflect the culture, geological, social and biological history of New Zealand in a very refreshing way. The museum is open to all without any charges for most of its exhibitions.


Those who don’t want to miss the best scenic beauty of New Zealand should visit “Mount Victoria” which provides a great panoramic scene of harbor and the city also. All the ferries starting off from the harbor can be seen from this mount. Even sometimes the aircraft taking off from the Wellington Airport can be seen clearly. People can drive their cars or can even walk up to the place easily. The favorite pastime of the local people living there is to sit on the grass with some chips and fish and enjoy the sunset and sunrise. By travelling in the Wellington Cable Car people can witness the gorgeous scenes from a greater height. This Cable Car starts from Lambton Quay and moves towards Kelburn. People can also visit the corresponding Carter Observatory and Cable Car Museum which has some interesting planetarium things, telescopes and virtual sky full of stars which are amazing to look at.


Bird lovers can also visit the famous “Zealandia Sanctuary” which is in Karori. This Sanctuary, which covers about 225 hectare land, is just a 10 minute ride from downtown Wellington. Visit this Sanctuary and you will definitely notice the pleasant voices of different birds as the place is full of many beautiful native birds. Volunteers are available for information and help. At night, kiwi spotting is famous at this place. To take a break from the heat of the sun, visit the waterfront of Wellington at “Oriental Bay”. This is a marvelous public spot for walking, cycling, jogging and crocodile biking. People can soak up the sun or can swim or can eat from the cafes, ice cream vendors and bars available if they want.

End Your Day With:


Start your day with the delicious coffee and gourmet foods on the streets of Wellington. Take a guided tour if you want to get acquainted with the city easily. Mountain biking under the guidance of experts can be a great fun day-sport. The city of Wellington has more bars and restaurants than New York City so you can end your day by spending some time in these spunky bars and restaurants with your friends and family. Many people around this world call this city the “Craft Beer Capital” as the city offers the best coffee one can ever have in their whole life. Spend the night life at “Cuba Street” which has the most colorful cafes and shops in store. The picturesque Bucket Fountain is also very famous for its clicks! Thus, the city is full of life, joy and color and is really a nice place to hang-out with your close ones…

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