In any country, there are several places that fascinate a person at a glance. New Zealand is a miracle place with hundreds of such sightseeing attractions. Snow-capped mountain peaks, impenetrable forests, pristine beaches, fjords, glaciers, volcanoes, uninhabited islands – all the best places from the pages of geography textbooks are collected here. There are many towns in New Zealand that are worth visiting, and Wellington is one of them.
Wellington is a beautiful and cozy city. It descends from the surrounding hills to the enclosed Port Nicholson Bay. The town has a large number of parks, bridges, tunnels, and squares that are unique. Lambton-Kia is the main street of the capital where the New Zealand Parliament is located. However, despite its architectural uniqueness, Wellington is known for its fairy-tale nature. All nature lovers will find some beautiful places to walk in and to see, including, but not limited to:
This garden comprises about 25 hectares of land near central Wellington. The garden includes native forests, but it holds seasonal exhibitions and events as well. There are plenty of sites, like The Begonia House or The Lady Norwood Rose Garden, to visit.
Mount Victoria is a hill situated to the east of the central part of the city. The height of the hill is 196 metres. Despite the fact that there are residential areas on the hill, it is part of the recreational lands where lots of people spend their free time in active leisure. Walking there, one can also go down to the harbour and see the famous full moon rise in the evening.
Wellington Zoo is the oldest park in the country. It has been functioning continuously since 1906. In comparison with other zoological zones, its territory is comparatively small covering only 13 hectares. However, according to the New Zealand Conservation Society, it is the best small zoo in the world, which all residents of Wellington are proud of.
Tunnel Gully is a very long abandoned tunnel in the native forests, near Wellington. The length of the tunnel is 253 metres long, which can be a problem if one is afraid of darkness, or if one is walking there in twilight. This romantic and somewhat creepy place is interesting by itself, but the enthusiasts of hiking can walk to it, around it, or from it back to the city.
This Bike Park is enormous, having the area of about 200 hectares. The part is situated on former farmlands, and was basically created by the efforts of volunteers. Despite its name, it is open for pedestrians as well, and offers numerous options for walking. The park is rich in trees and plants, and is a perfect place for recreational activities.
As it can be seen, Wellington is a wonderful place for nature lovers and active leisure enthusiasts. Despite being the capital of New Zealand, it has numerous green areas, including huge parks open for all visitors.