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Panoramic Cityscape of Wellington, New Zealand

City at a Glance

Wellington, New Zealand
Location Southwestern coast of North Island
City type Large city
Population 422,000
Language English
Climate Mild marine
Average temperatures January: 62° F, July: 47° F
Landscape Urban, coastal, forested
Fact Wellington is affectionately known as Welly.

About Wellington

The compact, walkable city of Wellington boasts postcard-worthy landscapes and colonial design and architecture. From conservation to construction to consumer goods, an environment-friendly attitude flows throughout daily life. Enjoy the city's positive vibes and always welcoming population. It all comes at no surprise when you see the sophisticated culture, trendsetting food scene, and natural beauty that energize Wellingtonians.

Where is Wellington

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What to do in Wellington

  • Oriental Bay Beach: Relax at Welllington's most popular beach and check out the iconic fountain shooting water high into the air.
  • Cuba Street: Visit a bohemian neighborhood that is excellent for shopping, lingering at cafés, and people-watching.
  • Te Papa Museum: Learn about New Zealand's history, geography, and indigenous people.
  • Space Place at Carter Observatory: Get to know the constellations in the southern hemisphere, discover space technology's influence on human life, and gaze through a historic telescope.
  • Cook Strait ferry ride: Travel across the strait from New Zealand's North Island to the South Island on a three-hour voyage.

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