The city became the capital of New Zealand in 1865, replacing Auckland. The Parliament officially sat in Wellington in the same year. The urban area of the city extends beyond the boundaries of a single local authority. The Greater Wellington includes the urban area, the rural parts of the cities, the Kapiti Coast and area across the Rimutaka Range to Wairarapa. Wellington, which is home to the highest court of the country and the Supreme Court, is the second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania.
Area & Location: Lies in the Wellington Region with latitude of about 41º South, Wellington sits at the southern tip of the North Island in the geographical center of the country. It is the southernmost national capital city in the world. The city is home to 182,600 people.
Transportation: Wellington is the hub of New Zealand's transport system. Wellington International Airport serves the city. The funicular railway and Wellington Cable Car are the other means of transportation in the city. The Wellington Harbor helps transport of cargo from one place to another. Hotels: Wellington hotels provide all amenities to its customers according to their requirements. The mouth-watering dishes served on its tables favor the taste buds of those visiting there. Some of its hotels such as InterContinental Wellington, Museum Hotel de Wheels, Novotel Capital Wellington, Aitken on Mulgrave, Citylife Wellington, Comfort Hotel Wellington and Frinton by the Sea serve food items catering to the needs of its guests.
Places of Attraction: Being the center of nation's film and theater industry, Wellington draws in tourists from far and wide to watch the spectacular films screened in its multiplex theaters. The city also possesses Te Papa Tongarewa -the Museum of New Zealand, the national opera company, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, City Gallery, Chamber Music New Zealand, Royal New Zealand Ballet, St. James Theatre, Downstage Theatre, Bats Theatre and Arts Foundation of New Zealand.
A walk on Mount Victoria- the high lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway from where people can have a glimpse of the entire city gives a wonderful experience. Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Dowse Art Museum-museum for exhibitions of contemporary craft, Wellington Zoo, Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden and Otari Native Botanic Garden are the places often visited by the tourists. Days Bay, Island Bay and Oriental Bay are the amazing beaches in the city that chills its visitors with its cool breeze.