Capital of New Zealand


Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbor and colorful timber houses on surrounding hills. Though sunny and mild most of the year, strong winter winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname “Windy Wellington.”


Area: 290 km²


Weather: 11°C, Wind N at 24 km/h, 62% Humidity


Local time: Tuesday 6:13 PM


Getting there: 18 h 29 min flight. View flights


Population: 204,000 (2013) UNdata


Number of airports: 1


Sports team: Hurricanes, Wellington Phoenix FC, Wellington Rugby Football Union