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  • 1. Parliament Buildings

    Parliament has been located in Wellington since 1865 when it was moved from Auckland - not the building obviously! The Beehive is one of New Zealand's icons though it's only the building that has the...

  • 2. Internet Connections

    This was the most amazing machine I found! Here you can free up some memory space on your digital camera by a number of ways: Print digital photos from $1-45 NZD per print. Edit digital...

  • 4. The Base of NZ's Film Industry

    Wellington has become the main city for the New Zealand film industry due to, in no small part, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and director Peter Jackson....

  • 5. Kupe - the man who found NZ

    According to oral tradition, explorer and navigator Kupe found New Zealand and it was his wife, Kuramârôtini (behind every great man & all that!), who named it...

  • 6. The City of the Tui

    The other thing that absolutely fascinates me about Wellington is partly linked to the mass of pohutukawa around the place. Those trees are the perfect food...

  • 7. The City of Pohutukawa

    If you have not read about my love for pohutukawa – New Zealand’s Christmas Tree – on some of my other pages, let me just tell it again: Since my first visit to...

  • 8. John Plimmer

    At the bottom of the Plimmer Steps, running between Boulcott St and Lambton Quay, stands a monument to the man awarded the title 'Father of Wellington'. The...

  • 9. Courtenay Place

    Courtenay Place is the centre of night life in Wellington. It has quite a few drinking spots along its length including some coffee houses. If you take a walk...

  • 10. Get your personal Poet

    Wellington goes to great lengths to bolster its reputation as the arts and cultural capital of New Zealand. This includes to give scholarships and support to...

  • 11. Courtenay Place - Entertainment, Food and Fun

    I never stay awake long enough to see the ugly face of such places like Courtenay Place which is not a place in the meaning of: square, but a street which is...

  • 12. The Overhead Bus Wires in your Photos

    -Quite a while ago a VT member wrote in a tip about Wellington that “the cables” destroy everything. I would not go that far – but those mysterious wires make...

  • 13. The relocated Museum Hotel

    -This is not an accommodation tip as I have not stayed at the Museum Hotel which sits at a fabulous location next to Te Papa. I write about it because it...

  • 14. Cuba Street - Better during the Day than at Night

    There are also some cafés and bars in Cuba Street (Mall) but for going out in the evening Courtenay Place is clearly nicer, has much better atmosphere. During...

  • 15. The Gusts that make Windy Wellington

    -Believe me, Wellington is not the only windy place in New Zealand, especially in spring, although it has the label Windy Wellington. Wind speeds are not much...

  • 16. Shaky Wellington: A City Built on five Faultlines

    -The 1855 earthquake was the most dramatic tremor of the earth ever recorded in New Zealand but not the first and not the last one, especially not in...

  • 17. Why a Quay is in the Middle of the City

    You might wonder why Lambton Quay is a quay although it looks like and is a normal street. But it once was the fringe of the land, so a beach road – and not...

  • 18. Coffee Capital

    Wellington is certainly the coffee capital of New Zealand and probably of Oceania with Australia a long way behind. With such great places as Cafe Laffare,...

  • 19. Architecture

    Wellington is surely the city in NZ with the most character. Not just in the society and people, but also in the architecture.Maybe because of the layout or the...

  • 20. Wellington Visitor Information Centre

    This is the official Visitor & Travel Centre for the Capital City, operated by Positively Wellington and backed by Wellington City Council & part of New...

  • 21. I hate these wires!

    Wellington still has electric buses running. That means that many of the streets have wires and cables hanging around...making it nearly impossible to make nice...

  • 22. Gollum at the airport...

    Is that Gollum I saw at the Wellington Airport terminal?????He was adorning buildings in the city at one time, but seems he has ended up here for visitors to...

  • 23. Alliance Francaise of Wellington

    As we were wandering the streets of Wellington, I happened to notice a sign announcing the Alliance Francaise, and as I am a member of this organisation in...

  • 24. Maori Tattoo Art studio/museum

    Unfortunately when we went there, the Tattoo museum was closed, but there was a fairly good write-up about it in the Lonely Planet Guide. Maori tattoo art has a...

  • 25. Cinemas and Monsters

    Another thing I found interesting about Wellington city was the presence of huge monsters on several cinema buildings, no doubt a remnant from Lord of the...

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