Wellington or perhaps more appropriately 'Wellywood' is a NZ city where movie making comes to life. Wellington's film making hub plays a lead role in many of Peter Jackson's Oscar winning movies. The Hobbit is just the latest world renowned movie to be produced out of the capital city. Visit the eastern suburb of Miramar, home to Roxy Cinema, Stone Street Studios and the award winning Weta Workshop and get to know our world class screen industry for yourself.
Watch the opera or ballet, take in a play, see a comedy at Bats, view a movie at the beautifully restored Embassy (venue of The Lord of the Rings, King Kong and The Hobbit world premieres). These options are all neighbours to your Wellington hotel accommodation - Distinction Wellington Hotel.
Major art galleries and New Zealand's national museum - Te Papa are close by. Outdoor activities range from enjoying the late afternoon sun on the golden sands of Oriental Bay to walking through the gorgeous Botanic Gardens or up Mount Victoria. Alternatively visit Wellington Zoo which is home to over 500 animals.
From trendy cafes and coffee houses, to a variety of ethnic eateries and gourmet restaurants, there are plenty of opportunities nearby to dine, chat and relax in whatever style takes your fancy.
See below for our top recommendations for things to do whilst in Wellington...