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Visiting Wellington

Windy Wellington, the world’s southernmost capital city, may lie nearly off the map, but this harborside hub is worth a long-haul trip. Its cosmopolitan day job as an arts magnet and film-industry darling is tempered by its laid-back side: a stunning waterfront where penguins roam and hills framing top-notch restaurants and museums like Te Papa. It’s the embodiment of Kiwi charm.... Read More Windy Wellington, the world’s southernmost capital city, may lie nearly off the map, but this harborside hub is worth a long-haul trip. Its cosmopolitan day job as an arts magnet and film-industry darling is tempered by its laid-back side: a stunning waterfront where penguins roam and hills framing top-notch restaurants and museums like Te Papa. It’s the embodiment of Kiwi charm.    Close

Stories and Tips Wellington

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Wellington's Cable Car: A symbol of the city

Written by UK Flower Girl on 18 Nov, 2006

You can’t visit Wellington without taking the famous Cable Car, or funicular railway, that leads to the upper section of the Botanical Gardens and to the suburb of Kelburn. The lower terminal is located in the heart of the Central Business District along Lambton Quay.…Read More


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Wellington's First Cathedral: Old St. Paul's

Written by UK Flower Girl on 18 Nov, 2006

Our fascination with architecture usually leads us to a church wherever we travel. This was no exception in Wellington. After a quick lunch at Subway, we made our way down to Old St. Paul’s. This former cathedral church is called "old" to distinguish it from…Read More


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Crossing the Cook Strait, Without a Rental Car

Written by UK Flower Girl on 18 Nov, 2006

After reading reviews about the Interislander and Bluebridge ferry services we decided that Bluebridge seemed a bit of a budget option and booked ourselves along with our rental car on the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton at 9am on a Saturday morning. Our fully-refundable,…Read More


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Botanic Gardens: City Oasis

Written by UK Flower Girl on 18 Nov, 2006

Should you find yourself taking Wellington’s Cable Car up the hillside, take the time to wander down through the fabulous Botanic Gardens instead of buying a return on the Cable Car. It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand…Read More


The Search for LOTR Gear: Wellington

Written by stomps on 29 Apr, 2006

I think it's safe to say that everyone knows someone who loves the Lord of the Rings, or they love the movies themselves. I happen to count nearly my entire family in the "love" camp, which is a good thing because I had people to…Read More


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Wild night in Wellington

Written by Kiwi RFC on 28 Oct, 2004

Our trip started out with a nice drive down from Levin, a small town in the north island about an hour away from Wellington. We arrived in Wellington in the morning and spent the day driving around the city seeing the sights. There are some…Read More


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Overlander Train Ride

Written by Tallulah_B on 18 Sep, 2005

Although you can get to Wellington faster by plane, I thought this would be a scenic/cheaper way to see the countryside. The train runs through the Waikato region known for its lush hills and dairy production. It rises through the mountains and you…Read More


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