New Zealand's North Island - Wellington Region (PDF Chapter)
This is the Wellington Region chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Is-land guidebook.
If your New Zealand travels thus far have been all about the great outdoors and sleepy rural towns, Wellington will make for a lively change of pace. Art-house cinemas, hip bars, live bands and endless cafes all await you in NZ’s cultural capital.
- drown in a sea of craft beer and top-notch coffee in Wellington, New Zealand’s most artsy, bohemian and political city
- hike through Kapiti Island’s native bush filled with some of the country’s rarest bird species and perhaps even chancing upon a real live kiwi on a nocturnal walk
- struggle to maintain a straight line on your bicycle as you tour Wairarapa Wine Country
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Wellington, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Kapiti Coast, The Wairarapa.
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