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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.

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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