Wellington Makes a Point

“Once a flyover city for tourists as they jetted between the thermal regions of the north and the cloud-scraping mountains of the south, or at best a pass-through destination for those taking the ferry across the Cook Strait to the South Island, Wellington has become a tourist draw in its own right,” The New York Times’ Ethan Todras-Whitehill describes. “It is already the country’s cultural hub, with excellent museums, a thriving music scene and more bars, cafes and restaurants per capita than New York City, yet with so much green space and water that nature is always nearby. “[At] Mighty Mighty, where the band was playing psychobilly rock, we perused the drinks menu, which was hidden in a vintage record sleeve, and observed the wildly decked-out patrons, some dressed in afro wigs and others in lederhosen. My wife and I looked at each other, and then at our impromptu guides, their point well and truly made: Wellington is cool. We get it now.”


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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…