Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer – Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining, with plenty of great restaurants, night markets and food trucks. Wellington is also home to Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop and the Weta Cave, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the Lord of the Rings.
A rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm, Wairarapa offers travellers a wide range of experiences. The towns have their own individual character and charm. Martinborough is the centre of the local wine industry – take a tour of the vineyards – while Greytown has an architectural charm and is a favourite weekend getaway for Wellingtonians.