The capital of New Zealand is located on the slopes of mountains descending to the sea, along the shores of picturesque bays. The most beautiful panorama opens from Mount Victoria and the hills of the suburb of Kelburn, which can be reached by funicular. There is a wonderful Botanical Garden on the top. Also, exotic flora and fauna of the region can be observed on the territory of several nature reserves and about a hundred parks in the city and its surroundings.
Among the interesting architectural structures of Wellington are the ancient Church of St. Paul, the memorial complex in honor of the polar explorer Byrd, the parliamentary building “Beehive”, the world’s largest wooden building resembling an Italian palace. The city museums introduce the culture and life of the indigenous Maori people. Moviegoers will like a tour of the filming locations of the famous film “The Lord of the Rings”.