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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‘Te Papa Tongarewa’ literally means ‘container of treasures’. Discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people under one roof.
Enjoy six floors of engaging, interactive displays. Encounter Māori and Pacific cultural treasures, New Zealand’s extraordinary natural life, its most important works of art, and its unique history. Get shaken up in the Earthquake House or come face to face with a colossal squid, then explore its life through 3D animation.
With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires.
Master film-maker, Sir Peter Jackson, with the support of ANZ, has recreated the global story of the First World War at The Great War Exhibition. A stunning array of movie-like sets depict the war; scene by scene; year by year. From the massive 10-tonne tank and 11-tonne gun to the 5,000 tiny hand-painted figurines which re-enact the battle of Chunuk Bair, the artefacts are rare and thought provoking.
But perhaps it is the hundreds of photographs from the era, which have been painstakingly colourised, that really melt away the last 100 years.
This is truly a world-class exhibition, acclaimed by international visitors and New Zealanders alike. It shows the hardship and bravery of those who lived through this pivotal time in history – the horrors of war as well as the bravery and spirit which endured.
Housed within the beautiful Pukeahu National War Memorial Park it is a must-see.
Visit Parliament to discover our buildings and heritage, to see what happens when the House sits, and to learn about New Zealand's democratic processes.
The ‘Beehive’ is the popular name for the Executive Wing of the parliamentary complex because of the building’s shape. This is where the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers have offices, and where the Cabinet meets. The Beehive was built in stages between 1969 and 1979, when the first parliamentary offices moved in.
The Beehive is 72 metres tall. It has 10 floors above ground and four floors below. It is connected to Bowen House, where many members of Parliament and Ministers have offices, by an underground walkway that runs underneath Bowen Street.
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.
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.
Treat yourself to a relaxing stay at Capital Gateway Motor Inn. We pride ourselves on our clean, tidy accommodation and friendly staff who strive to make your stay memorable and hassle free. Accommodation units are serviced daily and our laundry, room service and fully licensed restaurant and bar are available to you. Don't get lost in the city maze if you are traveling south, stay with Capital Gateway Motor Inn. We have plenty of off street parking directly outside your accommodation unit. We are located only 7 minutes from Wellington City, Westpac Stadium and the South Island Ferry.Visit Capital Gateway Motor Inn
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