A Walk Around Wellington, New Zealand in 17 Perfect Instagrams

View from the Majestic Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
View from the Majestic Centre, Wellington, New Zealand | © Juan Alberto Garcia Rivera/Flickr
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Wellington: New Zealand’s culture hub and capital city. A place where you can easily walk to every must-visit attraction. A photogenic destination in every way, always ready for a close up. Let’s head on an Instagram-worthy journey around its streets to see this in action.
Many will tell you that Wellington is a city with plentiful panoramic vistas.

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A city where artistic treasures can be found right in the midst of all the action.


And culture is always well within reach.


Wellington is a city that’s not afraid to embrace its quirkiest features.

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Aptly contrasting its modern, aesthetically-pleasing fixtures…


…with a trove of heritage sites to create a well-rounded image.


A ride on New Zealand’s only fully-functioning funicular railway system (try saying that fast!) is a definite must.


And the tranquil Botanic Garden is practically a rite of passage.


Of course, no visit to Wellington would ever be complete without paying attention to its political happenings.

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The Beehive’s tiered structure is sure to marvel all those who see it.


Architecture aficionados will also fall in love with the Edwardian, neo-classical Parliament House.


And history buffs will absolutely adore the diligently preserved Parliamentary Library.


The local saying is true: nothing beats Wellington on a good day.

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Even its gloomiest days are handled in good Kiwi jest.

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In the end, it doesn’t matter whether you choose to stay in town…


Or opt to venture slightly further afield

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Wellington is bound to deliver a memorable experience.

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