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About Wellington City, New Zealand

New Zealand’s capital city, is imaginatively positioned between a picturesque harbour and forested green hills. The city is home to memorable arts, cultural and heritage attractions including the national museum, Te Papa. Natural attractions, such as the wild south coast, are within easy reach of the city centre.

Sophisticated yet friendly, Wellington has great shopping and nightlife. The downtown area can match New York with the number of cafes and restaurants per head.

Just north of Wellington city is the Hutt Valley, an area that offers a variety of outdoor and adventure experiences, including bush walks, fishing and thrilling mountain bike tracks.

Porirua, towards the west coast, has a reputation for energy, creativity and talent – it is a significant Pacific Island and Maori art and culture centre.

The Kapiti Coast, less than an hour’s drive from Wellington, is where you will discover world-class wild life sanctuaries, fantastic golf and gourmet food experiences.

Wellington’s waterfront has been transformed into a graceful promenade with shops, restaurants, activities and elegant landscaping making it a real drawcard for visitors and locals alike.

New Zealand’s vibrant capital Wellington is the political centre point of the country and a lively and vivid arts and culture centre. The city is built around an enticing harbour in a hilly landscape, giving the place an enchanting feel. It is also an easily walkable city, where you’ll feel the energy when sauntering through it.

The mixture of different cultures, arts, events, shops and the many cafes and restaurants with outstanding food and wine make it an amazing place to visit.

Wellington’s population is about 500,000, making it the 3rd largest city of New Zealand.

Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War

27 Jan 2017 (Fri) - 30 Apr 2019 (Tue)

Te Papa

This exhibition is on now at Te Papa. The worlds of movies, model making and museums combine to take you on an immersive journey through the battlefields.
To mark the World War I centenary, Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to take you back to Gallipoli. Experience the triumphs and countless tragedies of this 8 month campaign through the eyes of the ordinary New Zealanders who were there.

Grand Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel has special group accommodation rates for groups visiting this exhibition. Please enquire below for details.

Wellington Pasifika Festival 2018

19 Jan 2019 (Sat)

Odlins Plaza, 21 Cable St, Wellington

The Pacifika Festival will be the best place to experience the culture and traditions of the wider Pacific (without needing to get on a plane)
The wonders of the Pacific are coming to Wellington, Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the wider Pacific this summer.

Wellington Phoenix VS Sydney FC 2019

23 Jan 2019 (Wed)

Wellington Phoenix VS Sydney FC, Westpac Stadium, Accommodation 2019

Cheer on the Wellington Phoenix this January as they take on Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium

Wellington Phoenix VS Melbourne City FC 2018

26 Jan 2019 (Sat)

Wellington Phoenix VS Melbourne City FC, Westpac Stadium, Accommodation

Cheer on the Wellington Phoenix this January as they take on Melbourne City FC at Westpac Stadium

Fatboy Slim

29 Jan 2019 (Tue)

The Hunter Lounge, Victoria University, 1 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington, Accommodation

UK Producer and Musician Fatboy Slim will be touring New Zealand in January 2019
Fatboy Slim last performed in New Zealand to a sold-out show at Vector Arena in 2012 and now hes coming back for round two. With career spanning over 4 decades and one of the original godfathers of dance music

Wine and Food 2019

2 Feb 2019 (Sat)

Wine and Food Wellington 2019 accommodation

Wine & Food Festival showcases Wellington’s finest wine, food and craft beer on offer.
The Wellington Wine and Food Festival brings the best local cuisines and pares them with local wineries and breweries to reflect the best of summer. Sit back and relax in the sun to live music is provided by some of Wellington’s best musicians.
Sun, outdoors, fine wine, delicious food, music and fun with friends, is there any better way to spend a Saturday in summer?

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Blackcaps v India - 5th ODI

3 Feb 2019 (Sun)

Blackcaps v India, 5th ODI, Westpac Stadium, Accommodation

Its not truly a kiwi summer without cricket and this summer Wellington is the place.
Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be playing host to the some of the worlds best players this summer, watch as team India drops in to take on the Blackcaps.

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Wellington Round the Bays 2019

17 Feb 2019 (Sun)

Wellington Waterfount Round the Bays 2019 Accommodation

Wellington's iconic community run and walk
Wellington Round the Bays 6.5km fun run/walk, buggy walk, 10km and half marathon is one of Wellington's most iconic community events. In 2017 alone Wellington Round the Bays saw 14,300 people run and walk there outstanding course alone the beautiful waterfront bays of Wellington.

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Eminem Rapture 2019

2 Mar 2019 (Sat)

Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington

Eminem is coming to New Zealand for one show only.
Eminem will be preforming this March for one show only at Wellingtons Wespac Stadium special guests will be announced soon and join the line-up for this second installment of the RAPTURE 2019 stadium tour.

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NZ Art Show 2019

30 May 2019 (Thu)

Wellington 2018 NZ Art Show Accommodation Queens Birthday Weekend TSB Bank Arena

Come a long and see some of the best art from emerging and recognized New Zealand artists.
The NZ Art Show art event is the largest art sale of its kind in New Zealand. This event looks to facilitate, promote, educate and foster support for new, emerging and recognized New Zealand artists.

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Wellington Marathon 2019

30 Jun 2019 (Sun)

Wellington Waterfount Marathon 2019 Accommodation

Wellington's iconic community Marathons.
The Wellington Marathon has something for everyone With a Full and Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and the Kids' Magic Mile all along the spectacular waterfront waterfront.

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