Wellington and the Wairarapa Features

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Wellington and the Wairarapa Features

  • Top Reasons to Go to Wellington and the Wairarapa

    Arts and Culture: The national symphony, ballet, and opera are headquartered here. And the biennial New Zealand International Arts Festival celebrates... Read more

  • Kapiti Coast and Kapiti Island

    A drive up the West Coast from Wellington is not to be missed. State Highway 1 takes you north, and about a half hour out of the city you hit... Read more

  • Akatarawa Valley

    Winding through the steep bush-clad hills north of Wellington, the narrow road to the Akatarawa Valley (in the Māori language, Akatarawa means... Read more

  • Matiu and Somes Island

    A wonderful place to spend a day walking and exploring, the Matiu Island Scientific and Historic Reserve lies in Wellington Harbour approximately... Read more

  • Wairarapa's Best Wineries

    Pick up a map of the area vineyards at Martinborough's visitor center, then hit the road to sample some of the country's best up-and-coming vineyards... Read more

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