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Wellington

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Wellington is New Zealand's Capital City
 
Known as the World’s Coolest Little Capita, Wellington has a re-knowned for its World Class Cafe and Restaurant Culture and colourful and Vibrant Art Scene. Wellington is located on an attractive waterfront harbour and is surprisingly easy to get around. A must is to visit the Wellington's Te Papa Musuem.
 
The famous Wellington Cable Car was established in 1902 and is New Zealand's only funicular railway in operation today. On arrival at the top you will enjoy stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the surrounds from the top of Mt Victoria.
 
Situated on the eastern shore of Wellington HarbourEastbourne is a  25 minute ferry ride or drive from Wellington city. A summer paradise for swimmers and kite surfers courtesy of popular beaches and a balmy microclimate. Buy an ice cream, park up on the beach and enjoy the sand and sea at Days Bay.
 
Why not escape from the City with a visit to Kapiti Island, here you will find unspoilt beaches and a warm,coastal climate. Enjoy swimming and Sailing or relax on the Beach.
 
Porirua offers som breath taking views and located 20 minutes north of Wellington, this region showcases local New Zealand Pacific & Maori Art at the Pataka Art & Museum. 
 

Sub Regions

Otaki

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The small rural  town of Otaki is located near to the Otaki River and one of significant to the Maori People with there having been many marae meeting houses around and a Maori College,

For those that like Hiking there are a number of tracks, which range from 30 Minutes to multiple days hicks, you will find local DOC huts for overnight accommodation..

The main attraction of the Otaki region is the Tararua Range,where you will the Otaki Forks you can enjoy Swimming and areas to enjoy a picnic with Camping Sites

The Wild Otaki Beach is windswept and a great place to explore, whilst in the gaze of Kapiti Island.

Waikanae

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Waikanae is located north of Wellington and where the locals go to for beach holidays and is also a popular location for retirement. The surg of the Tasman see offers great surf action and a long beach for Swimming and relaxing.

The nature reserves are a place where you can learn of the local bird life as well as the local history, they take a few hours to fully enjoy the walkways.

There are natural Swimming Holes in the Waikanae River, which is located to the south of the town. Here you can enjoy walkways and where locals catch Whitebait, a New Zealand delicacy that is made into Whtrebait Fritters. Artists have made this area their home and you can enjoy visiting local galleries during your visit.

Kapiti Island

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Porirua

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The town of Porirua is located on the Southern end of the Kapiti coast and makes up one of the four cities of Wellington. The town specializes in Pacific and Maori Art and there is a Saturday Market each Saturday at Pataka, where you can see many of the local artists.

Always a great place to Windsurf and Waterski

Lower Hutt

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The Outdoor haven of the Lower Hutt has Cycling and Walking Trails, which includes one of the Best Lonely Planets New World Experiences with the start of the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. The area has bush clad hills that lead out to our coastline.

With nature and beautiful seaside villages where you can stop and enjoy one of the many cafe's and this all just a 15 minute journey from central Wellington.

There is a Maori Treasures Complex in Lower Hutt and worth a  visit to learn about their Maori culture with exhibits and demonstrations. 

Upper Hutt

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The Upper Hutt area is one of the four cities which make up the Wellington region and are set alongside the forest and hills as well as the Hutt River, where trout fishing is popular past time. 
 
The area is very much an outdoor environment and have many biking walkways that allow biking. There are parks and recreation areas that include the Award Wining Skate Park.