Wellington / New Zealand
The New Zealand capital Wellington has almost 200,000 inhabitants. The town lies in the south of the North Island in the Cook Strait. The harbor entrance is located directly in east of the city and is home to a reef. In the harbor lie also the three islands Somes, Ward and Mokopuna. Until the great earthquake in 1855 the port was on the site where now the old town rises since the subsoil was raised by the earthquake.
"Windy Wellington" is probably inhabited since the 10th century but was "purchased" by the Europeans in the 18th / 19th century. Thus Wellington is today an exciting mix of European and Maori culture.
The Parliament with its new cabinet buildings are some of the main attractions in the city as well as the old government building, the greatest wood construction in the southern hemisphere. Moreover a red cable car takes you to the higher located Botanical Garden which offers a wonderful view of the city. From Mount Victoria,too, you will also have a beautiful panorama. In terms of sacral buildings, the old St. Paul's Church built in English Gothic style is worth a visit and who is interested in history will surely take delight in visiting the National Museum. But Wellington as a whole is a beautiful place with a lot of bars, clubs and other entertainment options. For those who want to experience the vivid flair the district of Te Aro is the right place.