PETER JACKSON’S HOMETOWN

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In 2014, consultancy company Mercer, voted Wellington the 12th best city in the world for quality of living and Lonely Planet’s 201l travel guide declared it ‘the coolest little capital in the world’.

Wellington Waterfront

The world’s most southerly capital city, Wellington lies in the path of the Roaring Forties so is often referred to as ‘The Windy City’.  However, the boisterous climate hasn’t stopped Wellington in its efforts to become a major Australasian centre of the arts. It hosts the world renowned Wearable Arts Festival and is home to the NZ Ballet, the National Art Gallery and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. It also has our national museum, ‘Te Papa’ (‘our place ‘ in Maori). On a fine day, in my opinion, and having lived in the city for 5 years as well as having travelled extensively, I consider the views across Wellington from various vantage points, some of the finest urban scenery in the world. read more