Wellington City Webcam
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is a harbour city nicknamed Windy Wellington and promotes itself as "Absolutely Positively Wellington".
Wellington is called the city of the wind; and you will figure out why whatever time of the year you go there. In summer the winds may be hard, but not unpleasant at all. Wellington has one of only two airports in the world where the pilot needs an extra licence to land due to the common shear winds.
Because it is the capital city, the New Zealand Parliament and the head offices of many Government Departments and large businesses occupy central Wellington.
The temperature in Wellington rarely drops below 0 degrees Celsius, while daytime winter temperatures are rarely lower than 8 degrees Celsius. During summer, the daytime maximum temperature rarely gets above 23 degrees Celsius.
* Mount Victoria. The best lookout in Wellington.
* The Wellington Cable Car, from Lambton Quay (next to the McDonalds).
* Oriental Parade.
* Te Papa. The national museum. Free.
* Parliament Buildings, the Beehive.
* Dive the frigate Wellington. Probably the world's most accessible dive wreck. Just a few kilometers around the coast from Wellington International Airport.
The nearby Hutt Valley and Porirua have a number of interesting sights and beaches. Plimmerton, for example, has seen future world windsurfing champions training, and Edmund Hillary practised rock-climbing at Titahi Bay before conquering Everest. Further afield, the south Wairarapa has become one of New Zealand's wine growing regions.