Arriving in Middle-Earth… and Wellington

Wellington ToursNew Zealand may have been catapulted into world renown due to the success of filmmaker Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and The Hobbit trilogy. Of course, New Zealand, or Wellington, in particular, has much more to offer. Capital Personalised Tours Ltd shares their insights.

How to Get There?

For foreign tourists, Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. You can get to it by air. Four airlines fly directly to Wellington from Australia as well. For fellow Kiwis, domestic flights from main NZ cities take less than an hour. By car, you can reach Wellington by taking State Highways 1 or 2. You can also reach the capital city by train, sea, or cruise.

Ready to Explore?

For New Zealand or foreign tourists, it is time to discover Wellington! You can take the Wellington Cable Car for some great views of the city. You can also access the city’s top attractions through the cable car system.

Animals or Space?

Families with children can then enjoy either the Wellington Zoo or the Carter Observatory. Wellington Zoo hosts 500 animals, including native New Zealand animals. The zoo is also New Zealand’s first zoo. On the other hand, the Carter Observatory has been in place for over 70 years. You can gaze up to the sky and into space using the telescopes there.

Is this Middle-Earth?

Of course, who can forget the film wonders of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. You can take Lord of the Rings tours in the city. The tours will take you to Weta Cave and the filming locations of the movies.

To Eat, To Swim, or to have Fun?

For a dose of water and Wellington culture, head onto the Oriental Bay. You can take a splash on the beach. You can also enjoy the different food and drinks from restaurants and bars. You can have some fun in the entertainment spots as well.

Other attractions of Wellington, you will have to discover for yourself. For foreign tourists, on a visit to New Zealand, discovering Wellington is a wonderful start. From the capital, you can then head onto other major New Zealand cities.