Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Wellington

Compact, cosmopolitan, captivating, ‘coolest little capital’ Wellington celebrates 150 years of being New Zealand’s capital city. Wellington is always a great place to visit so why not make a point of being part of history and join the celebration party on July 25th in the company of Dave Dobyn and the Orpheus Choir of Wellington and 3D sound and light show.

The party continues through the weekend (25-27th July) and into Monday with Wellington's doors to more than 30 national institutions open free of charge, revealing some of the most significant collections and important treasures housed in this city. A free hop-on, hop-off bus service, sponsored by Go Wellington, will take visitors around the Open House circuit. This is your chance to have a look inside Government House and all those other places you have had a secret desire to see.

For the coffee lovers, Wellington is considered birthplace of the ‘flat white’ so where better than award winning Mojo to discover the ‘art of cupping.’ A growing craft beer scene keeps Wellington on the move forward whilst Te Papa Museum with its roots in our heritage provides the background from which New Zealand looks to the future.

Meet a winter challenge and cycle the bays!! The two to three hours ‘Around the Bays’ takes you through Wellington’s vibrant refurbished waterfront areas. Rest and shelter in the many cake and coffee stops en route.

All of this AND Hobbits.  Visit Weta Cave; the shop front of Weta Workshops or take a tour of Lord of the Rings sites.

Looking ahead there is the Food Festival, Visa Wellington on a Plate, in August with the Lux Light Festival to enjoy as well as the World of Wearable Arts in September.

Wellington has something for everyone and you can earn or spend Rewards points with Host Accommodation at:

Conveniently located in central Wellington within walking distance of local attractions, the CBD, Courtenay Place entertainment district,

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