Welcome to Wellington - New Zealand's capital city and the country's
leading town , trappings of a thriving metropolis - world-class facilities,
inspired arts and culture, fine dining and a bejewelled harbour. Wellington
also enjoys a well-earned reputation as New Zealand's arts and entertainment
capital, home to the Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa), the New Zealand
Symphony Orchestra and The Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Wellingtonians, like most New Zealanders, tend to have a passion for sport.
Whether cheering on their beloved Hurricanes and Lions rugby teams at the
Westpac Stadium, nipping out after work for a mountain-biking session in the
Town Belt or kayaking on the picturesque harbour. Every five years North &
South magazine awards Top Town status to New Zealand's number one city.
At the end of 2000 Wellington won this prize and was judged the best place
to live, work and raise a family in New Zealand. The international
reputation of Wellington's crowning jewel, Te Papa, continues to draw
tourists, while Wellington's well established reputation as the arts and
cultural capital and growing reputation as New Zealand's event capital is
keeping Wellington humming.
Key Attractions of Wellington
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: Experience all of New Zealand in
one building at this bold and innovative museum. Te Papa is New Zealand's
national museum, where you can explore the great stories of this fascinating
land and the people who live there. But this is no ordinary museum! Te Papa
is recognised as a world leader in the new wave of innovative and
interactive museum experiences, and has achieved an international reputation
for excellence. Since opening in 1998, Te Papa has attracted well over 1
million visitors every year and been a huge success with international
visitors as well as the local kiwis.
Parliament Buildings : Beehive, Parliamentary House & Library
A visit to the Capital City would not be complete without a visit to NZ's
beautifully refurbished Parliament Buildings. Located in the historic suburb
of Thorndon, the complex is made up of three architecturally distinctive
buildings: the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House, the Victorian
Gothic Parliamentary Library and the unique 1970s style Beehive