Destination Guide - Wellington
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a city of so much more than Parliament and politics. Widely recognised as an arts and culture hub, the city has many fine museums and galleries worth exploring. In the evening, see a show – select from the array of performance styles, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand Opera or the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Like any great cultural destination, there’s a wonderful café and dining culture, too.
During summer (December to February) the average temperatures hover between 20-25°C while in winter (June to August) the daily average is around 12°C.
Getting there and around
Wellington has an excellent public bus and train network. Car hire is a good option for exploring greater Wellington. Taxis are available, too.
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