Wellington - The Coolest Little Capital

18 January 19

The Centre Stage region of New Zealand offers the very best of an extraordinary land – from arts and culture, Maori heritage and natural wonders, to wine and food, shopping and rural retreats. Located at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and home to the seat of Parliament. Set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling green hills, Wellington paints a picture of postcard perfection & is a city waiting to be explored!

Wellington has a multitude of activities to entertain visitors, choose from ballet to theatre, opera to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, or contemporary art exhibitions at the Wellington City Gallery. Taking pride of place on the waterfront is the spectacular Te Papa Museum, which showcases the country’s natural environment, Maori culture & colonial history.

Visit Zealandia, just minutes from the central city, a unique eco-attraction where New Zealand’s incredible natural history & conservation movement are brought to life with a state of the art indoor exhibition & 225ha eco-sanctuary.

Discover the arts, culture and heritage side to Wellington on board the picturesque Wellington Cable Car. Travel through corporate Wellington and pass Kelburn Park and Victoria University before viewing the spectacular surroundings at the lookout and Cable Car Museum.

A short walk from there takes you to Space Place at Carter Observatory, a multimedia and interactive exhibit with the historic Thomas Cooke telescope and digital, full dome planetarium. Learn about the galaxy and Maori astronomy. Afterwards, spend time relaxing among the flora in the Botanical Gardens.

Tour Weta Studios and immerse yourself in the film-making world. Get hands-on with miniatures, props, weapons, armour, creatures, vehicles, models and more. See how Middle-earth was created for the big screen and shop for rare props and collectables.

One of the best ways to see Wellington city is on foot. Take an easy stroll, and you’ll find national treasures, artistic flair, gastronomic delights, eclectic shopping sensations and scenic beauty.

Wellington is a foodie’s dream destination and has an appetite for cafes, bars and restaurants and is world-renowned for coffee, craft beer and local vineyards. Dine your way through some of Wellington’s most popular locations, including top notch brunch experiences on Cuba Street.

Regional Wellington will satisfy all tastes also – wine, food, Maori art, shopping, rare native wildlife, spectacular scenery, and a touch of adventure. Wairarapa offers a compelling mix of award-winning wineries, character accommodation, and spectacular untamed coastline rich in Maori mythology.

Visit Wellington on a Grand Pacific Tours Coach Holiday. Arts, culture, fine dining and breathtaking natural scenery - that's what Wellington's all about!

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