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Welcome to Wellington
Welcome to Wellington – The city of Mahori's culture


Wellington is the capital city of New-Zealand, located at the south-western tip of the North Island. It is the third most populated city of the country. The nickname of this city is the harbour capital because of these origins. In Mahori, the name of Wellington is “Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara” which means the great harbour of Tara.

 

Information and facts


Sightseeing
You can do everything you want in Wellington. There are activities for all ages. For the nature lovers, you can go to the Zealandia sanctuary in Karori. It's a wildlife park where you can see rare and extraordinary species of plants or animals.
For the most curious, you can see the panoramic view of the city and harbour with the 360-degree views from the top of the Mount Victoria, or ride the historic Wellington cable car.
For sports fans, you can climb trees thanks to the Adrenalin Forest or do some sports with Wellington Watersports and Moutain Bike Adventure.
Finally, after a very long day you can go to the different and beautiful beaches of Wellington such as Oriental Bay or Island Bay.


Climate
The Wellington region offers a mild, temperate marine climate with plenty of wind. The average temperatures are between 17°C and 21°C. Wellington has 169 days of sunshine per year.
During the Summer (December-February) : 19°C - 21°C
During the Autumn (March-May) : 14°C – 19°C
During the Winter (June-August) : 12°C - 17°C
During the Spring (September- November) : 14°C - 17°C


Events

The most famous event in New-Zealand is the NZ's Festival between the 21st of February and the 16th of March. Each year, around 110,000 tickets are bought. This festival is about creating extraordinary experiences for audiences and performers.
Another festival which is very popular in New-Zealand is the “Matokiri Wellington Festival”. The latter is related to the Maori culture which occupy a large part of New-Zealand's culture.
For this festival, there are 60 events including : tao moko (tattoo) demonstration, concerts...


Shopping
Wellington is an ideal town to make shopping. There are over 5 shops centers like Johnsonville Shopping Centre or Westfield Queensgate Shopping Centre. The most large shop center is Coastland, situated at 1 hour drive North of Wellington, it offers over 80 stores.


Public transportation

This city is well deserved by buses, trains, cable cars, trams. The public transit system in Wellington is divided by several zones ranging from 1 to 3. According to the zones, the prices be within the range of $2.00 and $5.00.


Night-life

Different places are ready to welcome you in Wellington. Such as the colourful and bohemian Cuba street. Or “Courtenay Place” and “Blair and Allen Street”. These are the places of entertainment and theatre district.

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