Wellington is a magnet for creative thinkers and is widely regarded as New Zealand’s arts and culture capital.
There’s prolific public art, fabulous and funky boutiques, and a show on pretty much every night. But as well as all that arty stuff, Wellington’s loved for its gastronomic delights. You might say they like their food, and they like it good.
If you need to walk off all that goodness, you’re also in luck. Wellington is a capital city right on nature’s doorstep, with a peaceful walk through native bush or along a golden sand beach never far from the urban hub.
How many times have you taken your running shoes to a conference, but never made it to the gym? In Wellington, you can exercise and see the sights at the same time. A hike up Mount Victoria for panoramic views of the city, or a stroll through the Botanic Garden are just a few minutes’ walk away from the inner city hotels.
International guests also love the stories of nationhood and heritage as told at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Parliament Buildings and the region’s many boutique museums. Others just like to take their shoes off and sit on the golden sand on Oriental Bay with a good strong flat white. Who could blame them?