Wellington

Wellington

Wellington

Rated one of the world’s windiest cities, New Zealand’s neat little capital has a reputation for ruining new umbrellas and fancy hairdos, but don’t let that put you off as this city has much more to offer than the weather forecast would have you believe.


Chosen as the first major planned settlement for British immigrants in 1839 (and stealing the title of ‘country capital’ off Auckland in 1865), the now population of creators, musicians, politicians, business people, students and travellers will most likely agree with those early settlers, that this is a place worth settling down in.

Home to the much-loved Te Papa museum, Wellington also hosts many more museums, libraries, theatres and festivals that all play a part in giving this city the mixing pot of culture and fun it is so well known for. Hardly a day goes by without a festival of some sort or another, and it’s worth visiting the World of Wearable Arts, the Visa Wellington on a Plate or the International Comedy Festival to name but a few.

Proud Wellingtonians are known for their dress sense – just take a walk down colourful Cuba Street and you’ll soon see - and their love of eating, drinking, shopping and watching theatre and gigs together are just a few of the many reasons why this city seems to be constantly buzzing with activity.

Cuba Street in Wellington.