Wellington, the enticing capital of New Zealand is a waterfront city surrounded by lush mountains. This cosmopolitan centre is famous for its natural beauty and delectable cuisines, and is home to an array of contemporary observatories, modern art galleries and incredible theatres which make a trip to this vibrant city very memorable. The opportunities here are boundless… Go surfing on Breaker Bay, ride the Wellington Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn to enjoy 360-degree views of the city, check out the planetarium show at the Carter Observatory and visit the iconic Weta Cave to explore the costumes and props created for Hollywood films, including King Kong and Lord of the Rings – you’ll definitely have a blast exploring this city. You can book cheap air tickets to Wellington through Brightsun Travel.
Wellington is also famous for its amazing nature reserves and captivating museums. Visit the 225-hectare wildlife reserve Zealandia to discover more than 30 native bird species, including the little-spotted kiwi, takahe and hihi, and step inside the Wellington Botanic Gardens that hosts 25,000 spring tulips and various international plant collections. Another famous spot is New Zealand's National Museum, Te Papa Tongarewa which showcases an amazing collection of artwork created by local and international artists. Here you can also dive into rich Maori cultures, art, traditions, and history. Don’t forget to visit the City Gallery Wellington, one of the city’s prominent contemporary art spaces devoted to the modern visual artworks of famous artists.
Wellington is renowned as the gastronomic capital of New Zealand; this iconic city boasts some of the country’s best food and dining options. Visit the famous Aroha restaurant to bite into various specialities including the Tom Yum soup with toasted Turkish bread; dine in the Ancestral restaurant to sample Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines or visit the Ortega Fish Shack and Bar to sample a variety of local seafood dishes. You can also taste contemporary New Zealand cuisines at the excellent Charlie Bill restaurant. For a refreshing beverage, head to Matterhorn, a Swiss coffee house featuring a variety of spirits, wines, beers and cocktails. Brightsun Travel offers a range of cheap flights to Wellington, taking you to the heart of this foodie’s paradise.