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Holidays to Wellington

Wellington and its environs are home to around 400,000 people from diverse backgrounds, from the country’s native Maoris to a more recent influx of professional expats from across the world. This range of cultures has helped mould the city’s identity, making it the exciting and eclectic place that it is today. There is a vibrant feel and a discernable café culture, just two of the things that contribute to Wellington’s unofficial status as New Zealand’s capital of cool.

Holidays to Wellington, which is home to New Zealand’s parliament and a buzzing centre of culture and commerce, offer visitors the opportunity to experience modern Kiwi life at its very best.

Must see attractions abound on Wellington holidays and visitors will never be stuck for something to do. Take in the Te Papa Museum, New Zealand’s national museum, which holds exciting and innovative exhibitions in areas including art, history and the natural environment, as well as documenting the country’s cultural evolution into the multicultural nation we see today. Art lovers will also enjoy a visit to the City Gallery Wellington, the highbrow hub of the NZ capital’s cultural scene, which displays exciting works in a range of media.

The Wellington Cable Car Museum is another must-see for anyone taking holidays in Wellington. Situated in an old winding house, this attraction is accessed by a ride on the ‘Relentless Red Rattler’, which, on arrival, offers a spectacular panoramic view across the city.

For animal-lovers, a visit to Wellington offers some interesting opportunities, in particular the City Zoo, which is home to more than 500 animals of 100 species, including the endangers Sumatran Tiger and Campbell Island Teals. Another option for wildlife fans is the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, a one square mile of forest and wetland oasis just a short hop from the city centre, where conservationists are working to create a uniquely New Zealand environment in order to protect and promote native species.

For those who prefer their days to be less about the destination and more about the getting there, Wellington holidays are a great opportunity for independent exploration, with the city offering some stunning sights and inspirational architecture.

You should be sure to visit the iconic ‘Beehive’ parliament buildings, tour the old town, which offers everything from 19th century cottages to Art Deco icons or head for the two harbours that serve this bustling seaside city; Wellington harbour and neighbouring Porirua. As a modern city, serving the needs of a diverse community, Wellington offers a wide range of retail opportunities, from big brands and international names to the buzzing boutiques, which at the vanguard of the city’s identity.

 
 
 
 
 

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