Beautiful Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, lies at the southern tip of the North Island, in a striking setting around a harbour & surrounded by mountains. As the center of the
country, it is a major crossroads between the two islands.
The earliest name for Wellington, from Maori legend, is Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui. In Maori it means "at the head of Maui's fish". Caught and pulled to the surface by Polynesian
navigator, Maui, the fish became the North Island. Evidence of early Maori settlement and cultivation can be found at sites all around the Wellington peninsula.
With a temperate climate (summers rarely see temperatures above 69 degrees and winters are mild, with 43 - 52 degree temperatures), Wellington averages 2060
hours of sunshine a year, making it a perfect place for all sorts of outdoor activities. The city is very compact, intimate & walkable.