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The Windy City might be a wee bit small in its size, but it is really big in its reputation. It offers its guests with a wealth of architecture and a compact downtown that can be easily explored on foot. Right from the Maori roots to the Art Deco masterpieces to the exhibits of the Museum of New Zealand, Wellington is brimming with history and culture.
The city is wedged between the steep hills of Mount Victoria, the shining waters of the Wellington Harbour and the rough seas of the Cook Straight. It is home to more than 400000 people and is known to be the second most populous city in New Zealand.
A few of the timid travellers might prefer to stay away from the city due to its rash climate, but the more intrepid ones would revel in the fact that the city is known to rank among the coolest capitals of the world. It offers its visitors with beautiful surroundings, a breathtaking natural harbour and picture perfect views. Then, there are those exotic beaches and spectacular shorelines to check out as well. The more cosmopolitan travellers would revel in the fact that Wellington is known to be one of the most vibrant nightlife spots in the region and it also offers numerous museums, theatres, boutiques and art galleries. With so much to see and explore, the climate hardly seems to be an issue.
Day tours of the Mount Victoria and nocturnal tours of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary are known to be some of the best things to do while in the city. People watching and café hopping in Courtney Place also proves to be an exciting way of passing time while visiting Wellington.
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|1. Te Papa Museum
Cable Street, Waterfront
|What is it? Wellington's leading attraction and one of
the world's largest national museums, Te Papa is a tribute to all
that is New Zealand; its people and history, natural environment,
arts and culture. Interactive technology and superb displays bring
the story to life. Motion simulators allow visitors to witness the
explosive creation of pre-historic New Zealand, or to experience a
virtual reality bungy jump. There is also an interactive section on
volcanoes and earthquakes where the effects of an earthquake can be
felt from inside a house and a volcanic eruption viewed on screen.
Other attractions include a range of magnificent exhibitions
featuring some of the country's most important Maori treasures, a
modern 'marae' or Maori meeting house, and an informative display
on the Treaty of Waitangi, between the Maori chiefs and European
settlers in 1840. The natural world is also explored, featuring all
the natural inhabitants of the country.
Hours of Operation: Daily from 10am to 6pm, Thursdays until
Phone:(0)4 381 7000
|2. Cable Car
Cable Car Lane, 280 Lambton Quay
|What is it? One of the most popular tourist attractions,
the cable car takes people to the lookout at Kelburn, where there
is a beautiful view over the city and across the harbour. Visitors
can either take a return journey or walk back down through the
beautifully landscaped Botanic Gardens. At the top terminus there
is the small Cable Car Museum explaining its
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 7am to 10pm, Saturday 8.30am to
10pm, Sunday and Public Holidays from 9am to 10pm
Phone:(0)4 472 2199
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