Welcome to Wellington
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!
Getting to Wellington
We toured the west coast and Central Otago for 2 weeks, we had the most amazing time thanks to the fantastic camper we hired from Rick and Sue. Being free to decide where we stopped made the tour so enjoyable.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
As the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, offers visitors a guided exploration of New Zealand’s unique culture and rich social history. Innovative and fun for all ages, this interactive museum works with and for the community. Te Papa is widely known for its visitor-focused museum experience. General admission is free, but some touring exhibitions may have a nominal entry fee.
Space Place at Carter Observatory
Equipped with a full-dome digital planetarium, the Space Place at Carter Observatory offers visitors the thrill and excitement of a virtual space expedition from the comfort of Wellington. As you journey through our local solar system to the echoes of deep space, you will discover the magnitude of the universe, its origins as well as the Maori creation story. Enjoy public telescope viewings Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as the weather permits.
Wellington Cable Car and Kelburn Lookout
Since 1912, Wellington’s vintage cable car has been making its way up to Kelburn Lookout much to the joy and delight of its passengers. This relaxed, picturesque journey is a far easier alternative to hiking the steep hill from Lambton Quay. Excellent views span out across the city. The cityscape panoramas make for an ideal photo opportunity for tourists seeking to take a little bit of Wellington home with them, even in the winter time.