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  • The Wellington region's largest city and the New Zealand Capital, Wellington, is located at the southernmost point of the North Island which also makes it the southernmost capital city in the world! A wonderful city with a population of 412,000 and full of culture, Wellington is host to a vast number of festivals, theatres, museums along with our iconic parliament building - the 'Beehive'. The compact city is great to explore on foot, otherwise there is a fantastic public transport system to easily enjoy the city.

    The city CBD is situated on the harbour side so it makes for great dining views in any number of world-class cafes, restaurants and bars. Te Papa Museum, also located on the city’s water front displays some amazing artwork and photography along with regular exhibitions. The exhibitions range from culture to lego to art and everything in between! A guided tour of the Museum can be a great option as the staff are friendly and highly knowledgeable. 

    In the wider region, the Tararua Forest Park offers remarkable hiking, the wild coastline is well worth exploring and the Martinborough area has more then 20 boutique wineries to choose from. For those venturing further south there are inter-island ferries that run daily crossing the Cook Straight in around 3 hours, opening the gates to exploring the South Island, or regular domestic flights from Wellington Airport.

     

  • 1 Wellington
  • 2 Kapiti Coast
  • 3 Martinborough
  • 4 Cape Palliser
  • 5 Castle Point
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Wellington

The Wellington region's largest city and the New Zealand Capital, Wellington, is located at the southernmost point of the North Island which also makes it the southernmost capital city in the world! A wonderful city with a population of 412,000 and full of culture, Wellington is host to a vast number of festivals, theatres, museums along with our iconic parliament building - the 'Beehive'. The compact city is great to explore on foot, otherwise there is a fantastic public transport system to easily enjoy the city.

The city CBD is situated on the harbour side so it makes for great dining views in any number of world-class cafes, restaurants and bars. Te Papa Museum, also located on the city’s water front displays some amazing artwork and photography along with regular exhibitions. The exhibitions range from culture to lego to art and everything in between! A guided tour of the Museum can be a great option as the staff are friendly and highly knowledgeable. 

In the wider region, the Tararua Forest Park offers remarkable hiking, the wild coastline is well worth exploring and the Martinborough area has more then 20 boutique wineries to choose from. For those venturing further south there are inter-island ferries that run daily crossing the Cook Straight in around 3 hours, opening the gates to exploring the South Island, or regular domestic flights from Wellington Airport.

 

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Kapiti Coast

 

The Kapati Coast district is located in the lower north Island Close to the city of Wellington. As the district is on the coastline it offers many natural attractions such as the Black sand beaches and coastal islands. Kapiti Island has a full bird sanctuary program that’s monitored full time as well as many popular native birds back on the main coastline. If you are interested in staying on Kapiti Island you can even find accommodation and nature tours here.

Activities in the region also include golfing, horse riding, cycling and boating. Getting to the Kapiti Region from the capital Wellington city only takes around 30 to 40 minutes by car you can also catch a train.

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Martinborough

Martinborough is a town located in Wairarapa distract Close to the capital city of Wellington. Martinborough is well knowing for producing some great wines including some great Pinot Noirs! The town has some amazing old buildings and find food dining. If you’re interested in checking out more of the wine region there are number of companies running winery tours.

There are also a number of other great activities to do in the region including horseback tours, cycle tours, and hikes such as the Tora coastal walk. Getting from the capital city over to Martinborough takes roughly just over an hour by car.

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Photo Credit: Scott Venning

Cape Palliser

 

Cape Palliser is located on the southern coast of New Zealand North Island at the southernmost point. This stretch of coastline is a wild part of the country with some amazing bays and Rocky points to check out. The Cape Palliser Lighthouse has been standing on the cliffs for well over 100 years and gives an amazing view back towards the ocean.

There's a lot of Maori history in this area as the local people have been living in the area since the 1300s. Visiting the cape can be done as a day trip both from Wellington and Martinborough, taking around 2 hours 15 from Wellington and just over an hour from Martinborough.

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Photo Credit: Julian Apse

Castle Point

Castle point is a small town located on the Wairarapa Coast near the capital city. You can catch some great views from the old lighthouse of the Castle Rock and further beyond over the Pacific Ocean. Due to the deep water coming so close to the coastline you can even see Humpback Whales and Southern Right Whales from the coastline at certain times of the year.

Castle point has been voted as one of the top 10 beaches in New Zealand, it’s a great spot for swimming surfing and walking the coastline. Day trips to Castle point can also be done from Wellington with the drive being around 2 1/2 hours each way.

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Photo Credit: Daniel Rood