Capital Freebie Tourism Activities

“Whether you’re a [Hobbit] fan making a pilgrimage to the city where the films were made, or you have no interest whatsoever in dwarfs and goblins, there’s plenty to do in Wellington. For free,” Fox News says. “Wellington has a well-deserved reputation as one of the windiest cities in the world, and not only because of all the politicians. But on a calm, sunny day the waterfront is hard to beat. [Te Papa] has a large, open feel inside and the curators aren’t afraid to use unusual juxtapositions, colour and height to make a strong visual splash. It’s a serious climb or bike ride to the top of Mount Victoria, which is 196m above sea level. But at the lookout there are stunning views over the city and harbour.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…