Wellington tour packages & holidays
Wellington as a tour and holiday destination
Being the capital of New Zealand, Wellington is the busiest city in the country especially since it ranks second as the most populous city. The city is located at the southwestern part of the North Island, and is sandwiched by Rimutaka Range and Cook Strait. Nature lovers will surely love to visit this place for its waterfront and surrounding green hills. Moreover, the city is most popular for being the setting of many movies. Among its usual tourists are Lord of the Rings fans since it is where The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was made. Another attraction there is the Carter Observatory, where Maori mythology is showcased and telescope viewing is available to the public every Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tourists are also welcome in Te Papa, the national museum which ranks among the world leaders when it comes to interactive experiences. With these and more attractions, holidaymakers will surely come back.
Things to do in Wellington
A holiday trip to this city will not be complete without tasting their wines and cuisine. The city has over 300 restaurants, bars, and cafes. Therefore, guests can explore the area not just through their eyes and feet, but also through their tummies. Since the country has an agricultural economy, most of their foods are driven by seasonal and local ingredients. People can try various delicacies including the tasty Maori boil-up of dumplings, kumara, potatoes, pork, and sow thistles. For those who want some cold beer to drink, they can pair it with pipi fritters or a spicy meat casserole. They must also have a taste of the local blue cheese, downunder cheese puffs, and hokey pokey ice cream for dessert. During every meal, guests can dine in the city's quirky restaurants and enjoy a feast over these delicacies.
Best time to visit Wellington
Aside from the cuisines and tourist destinations, guests will also enjoy a variety of shows and festivals in this city. One is the performance-filled Wellington Folk Festival, which usually happens every October. Others are the International Jazz Festival in June, Tour of Waikanae also in October, and the International Festival of the Arts from February to March. Since New Zealand is beautiful no matter what time of the year it is, holidaymakers can plan a visit to this city anytime.