About Wellington New Zealand
Wellington City is the Capital City of New Zealand and the second most populous urban area of New Zealand.
Wellington is New Zealand's political centre, housing Parliament, the head offices of all Government Ministries and Departments and the bulk of the foreign diplomatic missions in New Zealand.
Wellington is also a cultural centre of New Zealand, home to Te Papa (the ground-breaking interactive Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and national treasures such as the original Treaty of Waitangi and Katherine Mansfield's Birthplace.
Wellington City is nestled between a dramatic harbour and bush clad hills. Enjoy great views from the top of Mount Victoria, or catch the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens. Downtown Wellington is ideally explored on foot. Made up of four quarters each with their own distinct mix of shopping, cafes, transport, accommodation, Wellington's intense urban experience is unrivalled in the country.
There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Wellington, New Zealand.
Popular attractions in Wellington include the Te Papa Museum, Wellington Cable Car, Kapiti Island Nature Reserve and the Wellington Zoo.
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum
Te Papa is New Zealand's bold, innovative national museum set on Wellington's waterfront. Visit the museum and get a unique and authentic experience of New Zealand's treasures, stories and people.
Te Papa's key tasks are to preserve and present the taonga (treasures) of New Zealand's peoples and to interpret the country's heritage for national and international audiences."
Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa
Did you Know?
The Moa - a now extinct, native New Zealand bird - was one of the largest birds in history. The Moa stood up to 3.6 metres tall and weighed 300 kilograms!