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Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara

A little city with a big heart

Wellington is the political capital of New Zealand. The city is compact, with a mix of culture, history, and cuisine, surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy.

Wander through hidden laneways to discover street art and follow the sculpture walks along Wellington's waterfront. Discover the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand in world-class museums and galleries – the interactive and immersive national museum, Te Papa, is a must-visit. Ride the iconic Wellington Cable Car for amazing views of the city while you enjoy an ice cream at the top.

Wellington’s reputation as New Zealand’s culinary capital is well-deserved: it has more eateries and bars per capita than New York City and is famous for its tucked-away bars, café culture, award-winning restaurants and bars, and great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to get amongst the good stuff.