is the capital and the second largest city in New Zealand
, located some 20 km to the south-west from Lower Hutt
. The population of Wellington is 382,000 people (as of 2010). Many people visit Wellington each year to take a look at its famous interesting buildings and fountains.
It is served by Wellington Intl (IATA: WLG) airport, which is 10 km away.
Interesting places in it
The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, located at the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay, Wellington. It is so-called because of its shape is reminiscent of that of a traditional woven form of beehive known as a " skep"
The Bucket Fountain is an iconic kinetic sculpture of Wellington, New Zealand. It can be found in Cuba Mall, which is part of Cuba Street. It consists of a series of " buckets" that fill with water until they tip, spilling their load into the buckets below. The fountain was designed by Burren and Keen in 1969.
Deception Island is an island in South Shetland off the Antarctic Peninsula, which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the local scientific stations. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain.
Peter I Island (Norwegian: Peter I Øy) is a volcanic island located near Antarctica. It was first sighted by Fabian von Bellingshausen off West Antarctica on January 21, 1821. The island was named after Tsar Peter I of Russia. The sailor Ola Olstad made the first successful landing on Peter I Island on February 2, 1929, and he claimed the island for Norway, which was an independent country by then. The only other Antarctic territory claimed by Norway is Queen Maud Land on the mainland of the con…
Paradise Bay is a harbour in West Antarctica.
Trinity Church (русский. Церковь Святой Троицы) is a small Russian Orthodox church on the King George Island near Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. It is the southernmost Eastern Orthodox church in the world.
Blood Falls is an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater, occurring at the tongue of the Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney in the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Victoria Land, East Antarctica.
Nan Madol is a ruined city that lies off the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei (presently one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia) and used to be the capital of the Saudeleur dynasty until about AD 1500. The city consists of a series of small artificial islands linked by a network of canals and is often called the Venice of the Pacific. The name Nan Madol means " spaces between" and is a reference to the canals that criss-cross the ruins.
If you have seen everything in Wellington already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:
If you're interested in some photographs of Wellington - take a look at our gallery