Wellington – a charming city of great culture and scenic natural beauty
New Zealand’s coolest little capital Wellington is nestled between sparkling harbour and rolling green hills is renowned for its art, heritage, culture and native beauty which all makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. It is a buzzing city which is nicknamed as “Culinary Capital” of New Zealand is known for its elegant bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and welcoming delicatessens.
Fog dissipating, Point Jerningham, Wellington. Photo by PhillipC
Wellington has small village charm but at the same time boasts big city sophistication. Built on the edge of a deep harbour and steep surrounding hills, Wellington is the creative capital of country which has many museums, art galleries, thriving theatre and film scene. It hosts some of the grandest events in the world such as International Arts Festival, Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament and World of Wearable Arts Award etc. So make a plan and book business class flight to Wellington where you can enjoy culture to coffee, music to movie-making, adventure activities to picturesque walks beautiful harbour to hills that will surely leave you wanting for more.
Whatever reasons for your visit to Wellington but rest assure you’ll never come across even a single dull moment.
Great heritage buildings
Being the political centre of country, Wellington is a home to some great heritage buildings that tells stories of New Zealand’s nationhood and culture. A visit to Wellington would not be complete without a visit to NZ’s beautifully refurbished Parliament Buildings. Located in historic suburb of Thorndon, it is made up of three architecturally distinctive buildings, the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House, the Victorian Gothic Parliamentary Library and a unique Beehive building which are worth visit. The Colonial Cottage located in central Wellington is oldest identified building in the city which was built in 1858 is a family home by William Wallis. It has now been preserved as a museum to show living in 19th century. Don’t miss a visit to Old St Paul which is one of country’s greatest heritage places and is one of the best examples of timber Gothic Revival architecture is a great experience for its visitors.
Don’t ever miss these exciting things to do in beautiful Wellington. Enjoy a cable car drive that runs from Lambton Quay tunnels under the corporate towers of the Terrace and emerges in Kelburn Park and then continue to Victoria University to the top of Upland Road where one can catch the glimpses of Carter Observatory, Planetarium and Cable Car Museum which are worth visit. Enjoy a visit to National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa which is a fascinating attraction of city that tells unique stories about country’s geological, biological, cultural and social history through its interactive and innovative exhibits. You surely love to visit Cuba Street which is a home to hipsters, artists and lovers of vintage is home to colourful shops, bars and cafes is a bohemian haven.
Montessori, Mt Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand
Parks, walks and amazing wildlife
Wellington is a great place to enjoy natural attractions. Do visit Karori sanctuary which is a living ecosystem and is a home to some of country’s most rare and extra ordinary wildlife. Spreading over 26 hectares Wellington Botanic Garden is a great place to enjoy unsurpassed views, unique landscape and colourful floral displays. Running from Petone’s Hikoikoi Reserve to Birchville, Hutt River trail is about 30 kilometer long and is ideal for walking, running and cycling. To enjoy all this and much more, just plan your visit with Carltonleisure.com and be a part of those happy moments.
Aerial view looking south over Miramar Peninsular, Wellington, New Zealand
Amazing Food and Drink
Leave your diet chart or calorie counter at home when visit Wellington, the culinary capital of country caters for everything from quick bites to long nights. Be a part of Wellington Zest Food tours which is a great way of discovering new places through food and wine. The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is a sign-posted 380 Km self-driving touring route that leads you off the beaten track through which you can cover most interesting and scenic wine growing regions of country that account more than 70% of New Zealand’s annual wine production.