Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington, New Zealand, was recently named “the coolest little capital in the world”.Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, New Zealand’s capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty.
Packed with vibrant bars, great coffee spots, vintage shops, quirky independent retailers and a range of restaurants, Cuba Street is easily the coolest strip in the city. Drink in the bohemian vibe, take a look at the controversial bucket fountain and peruse some of the regular markets.
The Weta cave in Miramar showcases props and costumes from movies such as District 9 and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can also take an entertaining 45-minute guided tour of the workshop to see how the costumes, weapons and prosthetics are made.
One of the best museums in the world and it’s free to visit! Currently showcasing an incredible exhibition on the ANZAC Gallipoli campaign to commemorate the centenary, Te Papa is the best museum in Wellington.