Travelling to New Zealand is always appealing because of its warm climate, fabulous beaches and delicious food. If you have booked a holiday in Wellington, you will not be disappointed. However, it is always a good idea to know a bit about what is on offer before you start your vacation.
Whether you are a peaceful nature lover, happy to commune with the beauty, or an active person preferring to challenge the natural forces, Wellington has lots of options for you. Spend the day at the Nga Manu Nature Reserve where you can spot kiwis, tuataras and kakas, and even feed birds and eels at specific times. Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience is an exciting sanctuary that houses some of New Zealand’s rarest species of birds and animals. Go for walks at the Belmont or Kaitoke Regional Parks which have some amazing trails through forests, over bridges and past waterfalls. Try mountain biking at Mount Victoria where the bike routes range from flat to hilly and even downright craggy and windy! To get your adrenaline pumping go kayaking, rappelling and rafting at Waiohine Gorge. Finish your nature trip by sunning at the Scorching Bay beach, surfing at Lyall Bay or scuba diving off Island Bay.
Those interested in architecture must visit Old St. Paul’s Cathedral to admire its resplendent timbers and stained glass windows. The stories and legends surrounding the cathedral make the trip even more enthralling. Art enthusiasts can check out ongoing exhibitions at the City Gallery and Bowen Galleries. Movie buffs should surely make it a point to visit the Weta Caves which stores props and memorabilia from the sets of Lord of the Rings and other Peter Jackson movies. Those in a literary mood should visit the Wellington Writer’s Walk to read quotations from the works of writers who had been based in New Zealand. Round off the day by fuelling up at the coffee shops in Cuba Street. Treat your taste-buds with Kedgeree (a rice dish), Beef Wellington and curly fries. You might also want to get in a bit of shopping while there. A holiday in Wellington is bound to be culturally, gastronomically and adventurously captivating.