Well hello you! Welcome to my travel blog! Just so you know who is behind the ramblings on this blog, I’ll introduce myself! I’m Adrienne and I have started this blog to show Wellington to the world!
Although I was not born in New Zealand, I have lived here for about 30 years. I lived in a few different countries previously, Hungary (where I was born), Italy, Switzerland, France and USA and eventually I came to New Zealand with my father.
So I was actually planning a trip to Europe last year, I had planned on going to visit my family in Hungary and also making a trip to Italy, Spain, Austria and Greece…and…then Covid happened (insert sad face here).
How about you, have you had your travel plans disrupted this year? Annoying huh?!
For that reason, I had the idea of starting my travel blog. I figured there would be lots of people around the world in the same boat as me, having to cancel their amazing holidays.
I thought I could bring Wellington to you virtually through my travel blog and show you around this great city. Hopefully one day when it is safe to travel, I hope to make you want to travel here and check it out for yourself!
From time to time, I do travel to other parts of New Zealand for little weekend getaways. When I do, I will show you around those cities and towns also!
I hope to give you an idea of the best places to visit, the amazing cafes (there’s a real coffee culture in this city!), restaurants and of course the best things to do in Wellington! Along with some information on how to get around, what to do on a rainy day and costs of the activities .
So let me tell you a little bit about Wellington now…
Wellington, is in the North Island of New Zealand and it’s one of the best capital cities in the world to live. This amazing city is compact but it does offer great restaurants, cool little tucked away cafes, lots of shopping down the Lambton Quay strip, music bars, theaters, museums, a zoo, breweries, a number of beaches and botanical gardens to explore. There is definitely something for the whole family!
Besides all of those, many of New Zealand’s arts and cultural icons are located in here, such as the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Besides those, this city is known to be the film capital of New Zealand!
This capital city offers great yearly festivals such as Beervana, Cuba Street Carnival, World of Wearable Arts, Beers At The Basin and the Wellington On A Plate food festival.
Take a short drive and you will arrive in the beautiful wine region of Wairarapa.
You may have heard that Wellington is a windy city, well…alright, I’ll be honest, it’s true. However, don’t let that stop you from enjoying your time here!
I hope you enjoy my ultimate guide to the best coffee, food and things to do around this amazing city and I hope you find my blog helpful!
Let me know what you think when you come and visit here one day!
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Fun Facts About Wellington!
Population – 420,000
Wellington replaced Auckland as the capital city in 1865
Wellington has over 50,000 hectares of forest and regional parks
Weta Workshop is situated in Miramar, where the Lord of the Rings movies were made
Wellington has more cafes per head than New York
For how to get around this city, visit the following website for public transport information –