WELLINGTON

Located at the south-western tip of the North Island, Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area in New Zealand. The downtown area provides convenient shopping and dining and is easily walkable. The national museum, Te Papa, offers six floors of interactive fun displays that house important works of art, 3D animation and even an Earthquake House. You’ll want to visit Old St. Paul’s, built in 1866, a magnificent architectural achievement made from New Zealand native timbers and set with stunning stained glass windows. Movie buffs won’t want to miss middle earth at Weta Cave the Academy-Award winning company that brought The Lord of the Rings trilogies to life.