Welcome to New Zealand!

Alpine New Zealand landscape

Even if you're a veteran of Drupal conferences, chances are you have not been to Wellington or anywhere in New Zealand. Wellington is a vibrant and creative city with much to offer new and seasoned visitors. Beyond Wellington, New Zealand is an incredible travel destination with amazing destinations and experiences to suit all budgets. New Zealanders are friendly, independent, free-spirited and welcoming. There is nothing we enjoy more than showing overseas visitors ‘our place’ in the South Pacific. Here are a few more reasons why its worth the effort and distance to come and see us!

The last major land mass to be discovered and occupied, New Zealand is an alluring mix of stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna and unspoiled countryside combined with pastoral scenes of surprising beauty. The overwhelming impression of the land is pure and green, with fresh air and clean waters.

Nestled deep in the South Pacific, New Zealand offers a modern, sophisticated urban lifestyle combined with a natural and unspoiled rural heritage that sets it apart from the rest of the world. We have a stable political environment and have led the world in many areas of social policy, scientific achievements and sporting triumphs. For a nation of just four million people, New Zealand produces an extraordinarily large number of achievers in many areas. From the majestic fjords and Alps in the South Island to the native forests and silver sandy bays of the north, ours is a land of awesome beauty.

Small cities are spaced the length of the country, with miles of green fields in between, populated by sheep and cows and interspersed with forests of native trees and bush or commercial forests of pine. Beautiful sub-tropical beaches are to be found everywhere – even within 10 minutes of downtown Auckland!

There is a rich culture of the indigenous Maori entwined with more recent migratory groups from the United Kingdom, other European countries, as well as a range of Pacific Island peoples and more recently significant Asian migration

Exploring Wellington

Wellington is a connected, cosmopolitan city without the high prices typically found in other capital cities. Visit our Wellington page and see what the city has to offer.

Beyond Wellington

Wine tasting in Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

If you have the time to explore New Zealand, Wellington is a fantastic launch pad to start your adventure. Regular scheduled flights to main and regional city destinations throughout New Zealand operate out of Wellington International Airport. The popular summer destination of Nelson at the top of the South Island is only a 20 minute flight away. If you're travelling by road, sea ferries run several daily services to and from the South Island for car and foot passengers. The route provides a stunning sea view of the Wellington harbour and rugged coast before crossing the Cook Strait and meandering through the picturesque Marlborough sounds - a large landscape of steep wooded hills and quiet sandy bays.

Or, you could point North and plan an adventure taking in the central North Island's volcanic plateau, the vineyards of Hawkes' Bay or further north to the unspoilt beaches and eternal sunshine of the East Cape and Coromandel Peninsula.

Next steps

Visit www.newzealand.com - the gateway to an unforgettable New Zealand travel experience.

To help plan your visit we recommend a visit to WellingtonNZ.com for in-depth and up to date information on attractions, accommodation, venues and activities in Wellington and around the region.