Welcome to Wellington


Brief information about the Wellington

Wellington Wellington (Māori: Te Whanganui-a-Tara [tɛ ˈfaŋanʉi that a taɾa]) is the capital and second-most populous urban area of New Zealand, together with 418,500 residents. It is located in the south-western hint between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range.

Wellington is the significant population centre of the southern North Island, and is the centre. It is the world capital of a state. Wellington is the world city by wind speed, also features a maritime climate.

Since the capital since the New Zealand Government 1865 and Parliament of the state , the majority of the public service and Supreme Court are located in town. Sights include The Old Government Buildings -- one of the largest buildings in the world -- as well as the wing of the New Zealand Parliament, the Beehive.

Wellington is also home to a number of their largest and oldest cultural institutions such as the National Archives, the National Library, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and numerous theatres. It plays host to a lot of cultural and artistic organisations, including Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

One of the world's most liveable cities, the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey rated Wellington 12th in the world, and was first in the world for both liability and non-pollution by Deutsche Bank, from 2017-18. Wellington's economy is mostly service-based, with a focus on government, business services, and finance.

It is the centre of New Zealand 's film and special effects sectors, and increasingly a hub for invention and information technology, with two public research universities. Wellington is one of the main seaports of New Zealand and serves both domestic and global shipping.

Wellington International Airport serves the city. Wellington's transportation network includes bus and train lines that reach as far as the Kapiti Coast and ferries and the Wairarapa connect the city.

Described by Lonely Planet in 2013 as "the trendiest little capital on earth ", the emerging world community has grown from a bustling Māori settlement, into some small colonial outpost, and from there into an Australasian capital experiencing a "remarkable creative resurgence".

Wellington Attractions