Visual Tour Of The Coolest Little Capital In The World

Wellington, New Zealand – described as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet.

So what makes it a cool place to visit? Well, there are so many things! And to ensure you see at least some of the cool spots that Wellington has to offer, here’s a visual tour of some of my favourite places. The places I visit time and time again.

Adam Constanza  |  Freelance travel writer

Explore Mount Victoria and its many stellar viewpoints

The best views are those that take a little effort... it also helps when the landscape is top notch! Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington City from Mount Victoria

Shop, eat and drink on charismatic Cuba Street

S m o o t h . . . Recommendations please We need to book a hotel in Wellington this Friday and Saturday before we fly out to PNG for 12 months However, it's not often I stay in hotels in my own city, so where do people recommend?? Thanks in advance folks! #newzealandguide #newzealandfinds #newzealandvacations #backpackerguidenz #shotsofoceania #ig_newzealand

The iconic bucket fountain on Cuba Street

Go native bird spotting

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Kaka at Zealandia wildlife sanctuary

Wander around the harbour and waterfront

The Wellington Waterfront

Solace in the Wind looks out over Wellington Harbour

Seek out graffiti across the city

Exploring the back streets of Wellington - New Zealand.

Incredible graffiti throughout the city – check out all the lanes and alleys!

Check out some of the local wildlife

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A fur seal at Red Rocks Nature Reserve

Go to an island and explore

The Northern Walkway - one of many walks in Wellington offering a slice of the great outdoors and exceptional views. The island in the distance is Matiu / Somes Island which is now a predator free reserve. However, in the past it was New Zealand’s first inner harbour lighthouse, a human quarantine station, an internment camp, military defence position, and an animal quarantine station. Wellington - New Zealand

Matiu/Somes Island – DOC Reserve

Head around the bays by bicycle or car

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Point Dorset, Seatoun / Breaker Bay

Stretch the legs on one of the many tracks

Why do I love to walk? One reason is the unexpected and unpredictable highlights of a trail... Walking around a bend in the track and being presented with a dream like vision of trees and ferns with rays of sunlight streaming through the forest canopy. The rush of trying to get a shot before it disappears. The excitement of continuing, eager to discover the next moment... The Northern Walkway, Wellington - New Zealand.

The Northern Walkway

Take in Oriental Parade at night

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The night lights of Wellington

 

 

 

 

 

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