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If New Zealand is the outdoor capital of the world, Wellington is that?and so much more. Sure, you get the classic New Zealand experience-the rugged coastline, the mountainous terrain, and the outdoor adventure sports. What's unique about Wellington is the added level of class. Eat fine international cuisine, sip award winning wine, tour botanical gardens, visit internationally renowned theaters and festivals that celebrate the arts, or simply roam through town observing the beautiful architecture or just people watching. And when you've had enough of refinement, stop by a rugby tournament and let your inner sports animal run free.
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small capital, big culture

Picture-perfect little pretty city is at the south tip of the north Island. I arrived here on a ferry from the South Island and that trip was amazing. The views of the city from the water with the background of the mountains is beautiful....even when the clouds hover over it all the time. It rains often, but with so many cultural things to do, you end up spending a lot of time indoors. This city is like the baby Geneva and San Francisco had (LOL) - that's how it felt to me when I was walking it. Its very quiet, spotless, very civil, friendly, and has a rugged terrain, filled with Victorian era houses and modern downtown core buildings.
The museums at world class. Food to lick your fingers and of course amazing wine. has a bungee right in the middle of downtown. From Government employees to Backpackers, everybody usually passes through Wellington.

Museum of Wellington City & Sea

This museum celebrates some of the history and culture of Wellington
Cost: Free
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This is a wild-life sanctuary open to the public 364 days a year and just 10 minutes from central Wellington. Here you can enjoy some of New Zealand's rarest and endangered animals.
Cost: From $18.50
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City Gallery Wellington

This art museum displays changing exhibits that are always unique. The gallery focuses on contemporary visual arts, architecture and design locally and internationally.
Cost: Entry is free. Some shows may require an additional fee.
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Wellington International Airport [WLG]