Tuesday 14 July 2020, 21:42

Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara 

The capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is considered the creative, political and cultural heart of New Zealand. Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington is a compact, picturesque city positioned between a harbour and hills.

New Zealand’s natural environment, history, Māori and Pasifika heritage can be experienced at the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Affectionately known as “Wellywood”, the city is home to a thriving film industry of international movie-making talent and technologies.

Creativity is at the forefront of Wellington, and is showcased by the World of WearableArt, one of the city’s prominent events that reflects the creative energy that fuels the city.

The city also has a huge range of eclectic cafés, bars and craft beer breweries. Theatres and art galleries are plentiful, and the city enjoys a vibrant nightlife. The iconic bright red cable car offers views of the region’s spectacular scenery.

Wellington is home to New Zealand’s only A-League team, Wellington Phoenix. It is also home to the Capital Football Federation and the National Women’s League Capital Football team, as well as the men’s national league club Team Wellington, who have previously featured in the FIFA Club World Cup.