Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington was recently named the coolest little capital in the world by Lonely Planet. A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village.
Kapiti Island is a nature reserve hosting some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds. Its protected waters are home to an abundance of marine life. Golf, gourmet foods and scenic flights are three reasons to spend some time in Paraparaumu. North of the town is a farm park where you’ll find farm shows and gourmet food producers (cheese, olives, honey, ice cream and other treats).