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Wellington

(4.4/5 based on 32,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: museums, sightseeing, parks

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present. Attractions in Wellington include a wealth of architectural styles showcased on many of the city's streets, and some of the country's best and most revered museums. As a hub of the nation's arts industry and host of a number of different festivals and events, Wellington remains a modest yet thriving capital. Use our New Zealand travel itinerary planner to plan your trip to Wellington and other destinations in New Zealand.
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As an established, modern capital city, Wellington offers accommodations of numerous shapes and sizes. Get a harbor view at a luxury hotel by the waterfront, or enjoy simple rental rooms at one of the many backpacker hostels. Cheaper accommodation lies outside the downtown area, with motels, campsites, and RV parks providing options for those on smaller budgets, and travelers wanting to get out of town and into the rolling, green hills. Wellington benefits from a wide range of transport and a very efficient infrastructure, so you'll have access to attractions no matter where you stay.
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