Some refer to Wellington as an “emerald city,” others say it's “windy.” Both references are true, as the capital of New Zealand is located near the green-clad North Island’s southernmost tip, overlooking the Cook Strait - rather windy in winter. Compact city as such, Wellington dwells in a comfy atmosphere attained through combination of neat sandy beaches and nice-looking wooden houses sitting on the hills surrounding the harbour.
Wellington is our kind of city. It’s big enough, but not too big. It’s a thriving city, but surrounded in nature. The people are friendly and the craft beer scene is sensational. What Wellington – and all of New Zealand for that matter – is not, however, is a budget destination. The steep prices for accommodations, meals and public transportation add up in hurry. No worries (or she’ll be right, as Kiwis would say), once in the city, there is plenty of entertainment