Wellington is the government centre of New Zealand and the southernmost capital city in the world. Located on the North Island, it is also the second most populated urban area of the country, with about 405,000 inhabitants. It has high seismic activity due to a major fault line that crosses the city centre and several hundred minor fault lines within the urban area.
Besides featuring beautiful beaches, as in Lyall Bay, a waterfront promenade and a harbour, Wellington is the national cultural hub, with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, the Cable Car Museum and the Botanic Garden. For a different experience, try the Wellington Cable Car. And since we are talking about cars, why not rent a car and explore the surroundings? But if you want to take a virtual look around, visit the live HD cams in the area.
Wellington International Airport, the country's third biggest airport, serves both the city and the region.