Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is known as "Windy Wellington" because of its location in the latitudes of the Roaring Forties, and also its exposure to the winds blowing through the Cook Strait. The 'coolest little capital in the world' title honour goes to Wellington give by an award-winning regional tourism organization. The world's southernmost capital city honour also goes Wellington. Its climate is a temperate marine one.
Wellington has a picture perfect natural harbour encircled by green hillsides, colonial villas, 500 square kilometres of regional parks and forests, compact nature, cultural attractions, award-winning restaurants, super lookouts on hilltops, golden sand on the prom, and spectacular shores, vibrant and numerous museums, theatres, galleries and boutiques.
Wellington’s attractions: Te Papa, Wellington Botanic Gardens, Dominion Post Ferry, Beehive, Katherine Mansfield’s Birthplace, Carter Observatory, Zealandia, Mediaplex, Wellington Zoo, New Zealand Film Archive, Museum of Wellington City & Sea, National Library of New Zealand, City Gallery, Capital E, New Zealand Cricket Museum, Old St Paul’s, Cable Car Museum, Matiu-Somes Island, Otari-Wilton’s Bush, National Tattoo Museum, Archives New Zealand, Weta Cave, Parliament House, Academy Galleries, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Days Bay, Staglands Wildlife Reserve, Rimutaka Forest Park, Petone Settlers Museum, The Dowse, Kaitoke Regional Park, Bucket Fountain, Waitangi Park, Mt Victoria Lookout, Harbour Explorer Excursion, Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour, Middle Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours.