With more than 400,000 residents, Wellington stands proudly as the capital city of New Zealand and the second most-populated urban region in the country. One of Wellington’s more interesting claims to fame is the fact that meteorologists recognise it as the windiest city on Earth. Top wind speeds have been clocked at 248 kph. Wellington uses this geographic anomaly to its advantage as a multitude of wind turbines generate the city’s electricity. Meanwhile, air pollution is nonexistent as any smog or fumes are literally blown away. The film and special effects industries are very popular in Wellington, with the famous Weta Workshop being based here. Director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed in New Zealand with Wellington front and center. Several key scenes were filmed at Mount Victoria which is within walking distance of the city. But these are just a few of the wonders of Wellington. No matter what your interest, Wellington has a rich and varied buffet of winter tourism activities sure to please one and all. The best was to see Wellington is from the comfort of your motorhome, so hire a campervan with Mighway and let the journey unfold!
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Walk up to the turbine at the top of Brooklyn Hill for spectacular breathtaking views of the Wellington region, Cook Strait and in the distance, the South Island.
He Tohu is a new permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand.
It lives at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in a stunning new state-of-the-art conservation space, designed to preserve the documents for generations to come.
The documents are:
1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni — Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Treaty of Waitangi
1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.
The He Tohu exhibition has been developed in partnership between Crown and Māori, with significant input from women’s groups nationwide.
The Weta Cave Workshop Tour is a movie based visitor experience in the heart of Miramar, Wellington. A 45 minute guided tour starts and finishes in the famous Weta Cave and provides a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop. The story of the creative process is told by members of the talented crew from the workshop floor, using the props, models and weapons they helped make for the movies. They may even reveal some of the secrets behind the movie magic... Through a number of windows opened into the heart of Weta Workshop, you can actually see the work being done inside one of the world’s leading concept design and physical effects manufacturing operations.
Wellington Zoo is a magical place of learning and fun, leaving visitors with a sense of wonder and respect for nature and a belief in the need for a sustainable co-existence between wildlife and people.
Our aim is to offer you a wild day out packed with learning and fun. With around 500 animals of all shapes and sizes to check out, we’re sure you’ll leave with a sense of wonder and respect for the beauty of nature.
In 1906 Wellington Zoo became the first zoo in New Zealand. Over the years it has truly become part of the fabric of the city, as generation after generation has passed through our gates to visit and learn all about our wonderful animals. Our strong commitment towards animal welfare and the environment is at the heart of everything we do.
Choose from six of our amazing animal encounters: Meerkat, Lemur, Cheetah, Lion, Giraffe and Red Panda. Go on a sleepover right here at the Zoo and spend a magical night with our animals.
Matiu/Somes Island is a predator-free scientific reserve. It is also a historic reserve with a rich multicultural history. Matiu Somes Island is owned by local iwi (Te Atiawa) following a Treaty settlement. It is governed by a Kaitiaki Board and managed by DOC. Matiu/Somes Island Campsite is a small, low key site suitable for small groups and individuals. It is located in a sheep paddock surrounded by historical buildings. The historic ova transplant building from the maximum security quarantine station provides the campsite facilities. A maximum of 12 campers in total are permitted to campVisit Matiu/Somes Island
Owhiro Bay, ‘the gateway to the south coast’, is the closest south coast beach to the central city. Small houses and cottages are tucked at the bottom of steep escarpments. The sheltered Owhiro Bay boat ramp and car park is on the eastern side of the bay, and there are grassed areas along the foreshore toward the quarry.
Certified self contained campervans can stay here at the end of Owhiro Bay Parade for a maximum of four nights in a single calendar month. Please park toward the end of the reserve car park. Strictly no tents or non self contained vehicles allowed. Two toilets at the visitor interpretation centre (open 24 hours). This site is being overused and due to local complaints the council are currently reviewing it for suitability.
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