Welcome to Wellington

Wellington is the capital and second-largest city of New Zealand. It is known for its waterfront promenade, beaches, harbor, and timber houses.

This travel guide will go through everything you need to know before traveling to Wellington, New Zealand. Sit back and enjoy.

Map of Wellington


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Top attractions

Wellington Harbor

The Wellington Harbor is a historic harbor and seaside area in Wellington.

Wellington harbour

Wellington Botanic Garden

The Wellington Botanic Garden is a famous natural area in Wellington.

Duck Pond at Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Cable Car

The Wellington Cable Car is a popular observatory to see Wellington from above, and is also one of the city's top tourist attractions.

Wellington Cable Car

Weather and Climate

Wellington has a subtropical climate with heavy rain.

Question: What is the ideal time to visit Wellington?

Answer: The best time to visit Wellington is from March to May.

WELLINGTON WEATHER

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History

The city of Wellington was originally settled by Maori tribes and British migrants arrived in the early 19th century. As Wellington grew, it was declared a city in 1840 and became the capital of New Zealand by 1865. New Zealand’s first parliament met in Wellington and the city quickly became the center of power in the country. Important government buildings were constructed at Lambton Quay in 1876. In the 20th century, the last imperial forces left New Zealand and the city hosted the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, attracting tourists from all over the world.

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