Best of Wellington Attractions & Luxury Tours, New Zealand
Enjoy the Wonders of Wellington – The Capital of Cool
Embark on enjoyable New Zealand excursions through the capital city of Wellington, lovingly referred to as the Capital of Cool. Wellington offers visitors a cosmopolitan city surrounded by gorgeous mountain and ocean bay views, rich in history, art and culture, alive with activities and an electric nightlife, and blessed with fine dining and delicious wines.
The history of New Zealand can be found in the national museum of Te Papa. Here you will find brilliant and attention-grabbing interactive exhibits which tell the fascinating story of this exotic land.
Gain excellent views of the city and surrounding landscape from the Mount Victoria Lookout. Catch a ride to the beautiful Botanic Garden via the historic Wellington Cable Car. Take an adventurous stroll through Zealandia: The Korori Sanctuary Experience and look for a wandering tuatara as you listen to a chorus of bird songs. Venture into the Weta Cave in Miramar, and gaze across the universe from the Carter Observatory.
Downtown Wellington is best explored on foot, and leisurely walks will put you in touch with the important aspects of the city. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing time of boutique shopping and sipping on cups of great coffee at the Bohemian hang out on Cuba Street.
There is a treasure trove of sites to see and places to explore in and around Wellington. Excellent luxury wine tours of the Wairarapa wine country will overwhelm your senses at fine wineries such as Murdoch James Estate which is renowned for providing the best winery experience in the country.
Many other adventurous excursions can be learned from and booked through Zicasso’s travel agent partners specializing in New Zealand. New Zealand tour guides will dazzle you from Sweet Georgia Cruises of Wellington Harbor, Marlborough Sounds and Cook Strait; Zest Food Tours that will introduce you to Wellington’s best gourmet food and coffee stores, cafés and restaurants; Helipro helicopter or Capital Air small plane flights over various routes; Seal Coast Safaris that carry you along 20 kilometers of rugged coastline, glistening beaches, beautiful bays and deep green inlands; or Harbor Sails yacht club where you will enjoy such sites as the Queen’s Wharf, Evan’s Bay and Oriental Parade from the windswept sails of a sea cutting yacht.
Special Culinary Experiences
Dining is an absolute pleasure in Wellington where four of its restaurants have been awarded the honor of New Zealand’s Best Restaurant the past several years running.
Matterhorn – Luxury fine dining combined with an atmosphere of New Zealand culture and music has landed this establishment the Restaurant of the Year award numerous times.
Monsoon Poon – International delicacies from China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and India can be found here.
Logan Brown – Located in a renovated 1920s era bank, Logan Brown provides first class food and wines in a comfortable yet stylish setting.
InterContinental Wellington – The only internationally acclaimed New Zealand 5 star luxury hotel in the city. Sitting adjacent to the harbor, this fine hotel is in close proximity to numerous sites, art galleries and other activities.
Mercure Wellington – Perfect establishment to book a New Zealand luxury family vacation as it includes an indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, and is located in a central location from which to explore the wonders of Wellington.
If you prefer to rent a house for a more private stay and exclusive experience in the Wellington area, consider such fine establishments as the Maungakotukutuku Ranch, Baghurst Villa, Beachfront Raumati, Bellbird Bach, or the Bordeaux on Cologne 26.
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