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Overview Of The Port Of Wellington

About Wellington
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is situated at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range.

A good place to start is the i-SITE Visitor Centre, located on the corner of Victoria and Wakefield Streets, in Civic Square right in the heart of downtown Wellington. Here you will find a comprehensive range of brochures, maps and visitor guides.

Visit the interactive National Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa, on the waterfront.

For some of Wellington’s best views, head to the Mount Victoria Lookout.

Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Garden.

Book a guided tour and explore Wellington with knowledgeable guides.

Taste your way around the city. Wellington is considered the craft beer capital courtesy of a trail of specialist brew bars.

Zealandia is a community-driven eco-restoration project and education facility where visitors can learn about the native wildlife and natural history.

For film fans, take a peek into Wellywood at The Weta Cave in Miramar. Wellington has been the location for many films including the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Avatar.

Go stargazing and check out the planetarium show at Carter Observatory.

Wellington Zoo was the country’s first zoo and was opened in 1906. It is set in 32 acres dedicated to over 100 different species of animals from across the globe.

Head to Cuba Street for boutique shopping and some of the best coffee in town.

Wellington is a treasure trove of shops, head to Willis, Victoria, Wakefield and Featherston Streets as well as the Golden Mile on Lambton Quay.

City meets beach in a very pleasing way at Oriental Bay. A man-made stretch of golden sand (22,000 tonnes of it was brought in from the South Island to create the beach),

Oriental Bay city beach is just a few minutes’ walk from downtown Wellington. There are restaurants and cafes nearby plus the playground at Waitangi Park. The wide promenade along the coast is another attraction.

Lyall Bay is a safe, sheltered beach on the south coast of Wellington and is popular with swimmers and surfers, the water can be chilly so wetsuits are recommended!

Restaurants offer a variety of cuisines incorporating dishes from Europe, Asia and Polynesia. Popular local dishes include lamb, pork, venison, salmon, lobster and a variety of seafood such as Bluff oysters, mussels, scallops and 'tuatua' (New Zealand shellfish). Pavlova is considered by many as the national dessert.
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Larger cruise ships dock at Aotea Quay, the main dock. It's around 8 minutes in a taxi or shuttle to reach the city centre and downtown shopping area. The walk from Aotea Quay is alongside a busy road so it’s recommended to take a taxi or shuttle, which are usually available at the dock area.

Smaller ships can dock at the Queens Wharf Terminal in the city centre. Transfers by taxi/shuttle to all attractions take less than 5 minutes and passengers are within easy walking distance of Lambton Quay.

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