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Wellington is the capital and the second largest city in New Zealand situated some 20 km south-west of Lower Hutt. It has a population of 382,000 people. Many people visit Wellington each year to take a look at its famous interesting buildings and fountains.

Airport Wellington Intl (IATA: WLG) is 10 km away from Wellington and is the closest airport to it.

Best things to see in Wellington

1. Beehive (New Zealand)
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"

2. The Bucket Fountain
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.

3. Deception Island
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.

4. Peter I Island
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…

5. Paradise Bay
Paradise Bay is a harbour in West Antarctica.

6. Trinity Church, 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.

7. Blood Falls
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.

8. Nan Madol
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 already seen Wellington, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Wellington tourist attractions and interesting places

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Beehive (New Zealand)

The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New

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Massey Memorial

The Massey Memorial is the mausoleum of New Zealand Prime Minister

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The Bucket Fountain

The Bucket Fountain is an iconic kinetic sculpture of Wellington, New

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Wrights Hill Fortress

Wrights Hill Fortress is a counter bombardment coastal artillery

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Deception Island

Deception Island is an island in South Shetland off the Antarctic

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Peter I Island

Peter I Island (Norwegian: Peter I Øy) is a volcanic island located

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Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay is a harbour in West Antarctica.

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Trinity Church, Antarctica

Trinity Church (русский. Церковь Святой Троицы) is a small

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Blood Falls

Blood Falls is an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater,

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Fort Buckley

The remains of Fort Buckley, in Wellington, New Zealand, overlook the

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Project West Wind

Project West Wind is a wind farm located at Terawhiti Station and

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Nan Madol

Nan Madol is a ruined city that lies off the eastern shore of the

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Vinson Massif

Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, located about 600

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Una's Tits

Una's Tits are two towers of basalt, each topped by a cap of ice,

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Citylife Wellington Hotel

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InterContinental Wellington

starting $264

Doubletree By Hilton Wellington

starting $185

Travelodge Hotel Wellington

starting $137

Quest Wellington Apartments

starting $257

Gilmer Apartment Hotel

starting $161

The Terrace Villa Serviced Apartments

starting $151

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington

starting $179

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