It might be small in size, but when it comes to museums, galleries, theatres, shopping and quirky cafes and restaurants - it is truly mighty. You can see a lot in a short time here - the compact central city is only two kilometres in diameter, which means you can walk across it in under 30 minutes.
This charming city, with steep streets and historic bungalows, is located between rolling green hills within a sparkling harbour. On a sunny day, the sandy shores of Oriental Bay are lined with sunbathers and swimmers. Courtenay Place, the theatre district, comes to life after dark with world-class entertainment.
As the nation's capital it's also home to New Zealand's government and it's where Parliament have their regular meetings and debates. A stroll past the iconic Beehive building in the central city (pictured below) is worth a look.
There is something here for everyone. Museums and galleries for artsy culture lovers, stunning trails for outdoor enthusiasts and superb local restaurants for foodies. Take the iconic cable car up the hill to the leafy suburb of Kelburn for stunning views of the city, then stroll through the lush Botanical Gardens.
No trip to New Zealand would be complete without a visit to the capital, so come see for yourself why Wellington has earned so many accolades.