Arts, culture, fine dining, friendly nightlife and breath taking natural scenery, all of this awaits you in Wellington. New Zealand’s capital city is nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour, and boasts a vibrant downtown area that is compact and easy to walk by foot. Film buffs already know Wellington for its breath taking ‘Lord of the Rings’ landscapes, but there's much more to experience on a Wellington holidays & honeymoons – from the country's best museum, to hip local boutiques, and a much imitated fresh fusion cuisine.
Named after the first Duke of Wellington, of Waterloo fame, New Zealand's capital is also known as the 'Windy City' and that's no exaggeration: the wind here can sometimes knock you off your feet! With plenty to see and do in the city, visit the unique Parliament building known as The Beehive or get involved at the national museum Te Papa, which tells the story of New Zealand’s history through bold and interactive exhibits. With cheap all inclusive Wellington holidays from Ireland you’ll discover an amazing range of cafes, art galleries, theatres, attractions and a humming nightlife. It’s a city just waiting to be explored.
If you want an introduction to New Zealand's flora and fauna, visit Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, or within easy reach of the city you’ll find Martinborough - an area of wild coastline ad vineyards. The Kelburn Cable Car offers terrific views as it climbs to the lush Wellington Botanic Garden; sit on the left for the best view. No visit is complete without a day trip to The Weta Cave - movie locations that have made New Zealand world famous.
Exploring the Wellington coastline is a rewarding experience, especially along the jaw-droppingly beautiful Kapiti coast with its world-famous offshore bird sanctuary, where the beautiful scenery has led to the development of a number of luxury developments. More active visitors should head to the rugged Hutt Valley, this area offers plenty of chances for outdoor and sporting activities, including coast walks, fishing, golfing, mountain biking and four-wheel drive tours.
Discover Wellington’s vibrant food scene with a ‘food tour’ – visit gourmet food stores, sample freshly roasted coffee, fresh produce and local wines, taste edible plants or meet a food writer. The hippest Wellington restaurants source local ingredients and wines from nearby Wairarapa – a top pinot noir region. Try the seasonal menu at the iconic White House or grab a beer with politicians at the Back-Bencher Pub & Café. Hot new restaurants and bars regularly pop up on buzzing Cuba Street while more traditional eateries are on Courtenay Place.
A bubbling and bright metropolis, Wellington offers much to pack into your time here. Come and explore this beautiful and fascinating destination with cheap holiday packages to Wellington from Escape2.
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