"WELLINGTON - The Capital of our country." Top 5 Page for this destination Wellington by kiwi

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Ah Wellington!!

Wellington really is the most amazing city. Often ridiculed by the rest of the country, one needs to spend time here to let the love grow. It is a geographically beautiful but "separated" town. There are patches of houses in every corner, but often separated by the contour of the land. Roads in these housing areas are more like a maze than the layout of a modern city. But the land dictates here, and many houses are built on very very steep sections of land, leaving often no place for parking vehicles. Public transport is more common here than in other parts of New Zealand, mostly because a situation of necessity.
Wellington is a culturally enriched city with a high emphasis on the arts. Diverse and colourful sections of the community live here too, perhaps tolerance is greater, I am not sure.
Whatever, Wellington can never be called boring or ugly.

Government Capital

Yes it's the Government home for our country and a lot of companies have their head office here too. It does compete, though, with Auckland as the business capital of New Zealand.

Art Capital

Wellington is becoming the movie centre of New Zealand and along with that goes the associated businesses. Here a vehicle advertises the expertise of it's technicians. "Lord of the Rings" is a showcase of the capabilities of creative Kiwis. By this I mean creating the movie, of course Tolkien wrote the story.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Colourful place with colourful people. Great City!
  • Cons:The wind! The wind!
  • In a nutshell:City with Character, Visually attractive and well located.
  • Last visit to Wellington: Nov 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Thought I'd visit with you in Wellington "virtually". Great pages.Happy easter.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    Splendid! That would make a nice trip!

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Nice to see one of your tips pop up on the VT home page when I logged in. Sounds like quite a dedicated crew that maintains this wildlife preserve.

  • allikat's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2008 at 3:06 AM

    That's cooler than cool!

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    Aug 4, 2008 at 4:45 AM


  • IceBear7's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2007 at 3:19 PM

    wellington is a great city, i'll probably stay here for a while! the trip is going really well, we should try and meet up soon!!

  • Ken-out-of-Bath's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2006 at 3:24 AM

    Are calls to France (from NZ) charged at the local rate? I know there are Red UK Phone Boxes in Disneyworld and Novi Sad, Serbia. Are there more call boxes away from home?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 4:14 PM

    nice tips!

  • UKGrant23's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2006 at 1:02 PM

    This page brings back some memories. I was in Wellington for a year during the whole LOTR thing. Hope to come back there this year and I hope Courtney Place is still buzzin!!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2006 at 8:01 PM

    This enjoyable page gives a good idea of Wellington - interesting to compare NZ's capital city with Canberra.


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