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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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…