WELLINGTON
NEW ZEALAND
Interesting, relevant and useful tourism information for those seeking information about Wellington tourism. Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, has so much to offer. Set on the edge of a stunning harbour and surrounded by rolling hills, it's a city waiting to be explored. Find out about Wellington before you arrive. Here you'll find some interesting facts and figures and information about the history of the city we love. Wellington accommodation travel tourism information. Wellington NZ offers a range of accommodation options for every budget. Choose from luxury Wellington hotel to budget backpacker hotels.
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ATTRACTIONS GUIDE - WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND
WELLINGTON AREA ATTRACTIONS
When visiting the Poneke area, which incorporates Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, and the Hutt Valley, you can learn about the history of Matiu/Somes Island, spend the night in an Orongorongo Valley booked hut or at the Catchpool Valley campground in the Rimutaka Forest Park, or visit the Government Buildings Historic Reserve in Wellington city.

Catchpool Valley & Orongorongo Valley
Catchpool Valley is the most popular entrance to Rimutaka Forest Park. It includes Orongorongo Valley and its booked huts.
Location:  Catchpool Valley is located 12 km south of Wainuiomata, on the Coast Road, 45 minutes drive from Wellington.

Government Buildings Historic Reserve
The Government Buildings Historic Reserve is a historic landmark of Wellington. It is the largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere and you can view it in its fully restored state.
Location:  Government Buildings, Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Matiu/Somes Island
Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington Harbour is a predator-free scientific reserve. It is also a historic reserve with a rich multicultural history.
Location:  Matiu/Somes Island is located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington Harbour.

Pencarrow Lakes
Pencarrow Lakes are tucked in behind Pencarrow Head at the entrance to the Wellington Harbour. You can walk or mountain bike to the lakes.
Location:  The Pencarrow Lakes are located on the south eastern head of Wellington Harbour.

Rimutaka Forest Park
In the Rimutaka Forest Park you can enjoy some of Wellington's finest mountain biking, not to mention the native birdlife and walking tracks.
Location:  The Rimutaka Range between Wellington's Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa Plains.

Taputeranga Marine Reserve
The 854ha Taputeranga Marine Reserve is located 6 kilometres from the city centre on Wellington's south coast, providing easy access to study, interact with and record marine life and habitats.
Location:  Taputeranga Marine Reserve is located on the Wellington south coast, approximately 6 km from the city centre.

Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve
At Turakirae Head you'll find the largest New Zealand fur seal colony in the Wellington region as well as the internationally-famous geological record revealed by five earthquake-raised beaches.
Location:  Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve is located approximately 10 km south of the Rimutaka Forest Park main entrance, on the Wainuiomata Coast Road.

Turnbull House
Turnbull House is one of Wellington's finest historic buildings. Book now for conferences and corporate group meetings.
Location:  Turnbull House is in the heart of Wellington City. It is located on Bowen Street, right opposite the Beehive and just a short walk from the Lambton Quay shops.


WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND ACCOMMODATION TRAVEL TOURISM INFORMATION GUIDE