Wellington is one of the most beautiful places in Oceania, but, despite this interesting fact, there is not much we actually know about this place, while there are many places worth visiting. And below you can check the list of the most valuable spots for your touristic experience.
This hill was included into the Guiness Book. No, it is not the tallest hill in the world, it is not the widest one; the reason it was included to the Guiness Book is not caused by the natural characteristics. It is because of its real name – Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu – the longest name in the world. So if you ever visit Wellington, do not forget about this magnificent hill.
This is the most beautiful garden in Oceania – it was founded in 1868 and is being developed and cared for by the royal family until now. You need to visit it if you want to see the most beautiful views on the island.
The national park which is near Wellington – the capital of New Zealand, has been founded in 1987 to protect the river Wanganui – the longest of the navigable rivers of the country. The center of the park is formed by the broad-leaved woods surrounding the river where typical for these places wood ferns grow.
The military memorial in Wellington, or the Wellington cenotaph, is a monument to all New Zealanders who haven’t come back from World Wars I and II. The memorial also includes all the victims of the local military conflicts. The monument has been opened on April 25, 1931, and still draws considerable attention from tourists.
The place where all important cricket matches are played in New Zealand is called the Basin Reserve and it is the most known in New Zealand not only due to the convenient arrangement and proximity to the city, but also due to the number of historically significant matches played here. Officially the spot has been opened in 1866, and was designed for 11600 viewers.
The platform is located at a foot of two mountains: Victoria and Cook. The audience takes their seats directly on grass, on East side of the platform which is more protected from the sun and local winds. Earlier, there was a lake on the place of Basin Reserve which has turned into the marshy plain after the earthquake that happened in 1855. The administration has decided to oblige prisoners of the Mount Cook prison which was located nearby, to drain the swamp and to pave the way to construction of the platform.