- Kapiti Island is an important nature reserve to New Zealand; it’s also absolutely stunning and somewhere you should try and get to. You can't stay overnight, but you can travel over by boat and stay the day in a slice of New Zealand relatively untouched by man; a place where rare birds have a chance to survive and breed away from predators.
- Despite Auckland having three and a half times the population, Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, and houses Parliament as well as the head offices of all Government Ministries and Departments, and the bulk of the foreign diplomatic missions in New Zealand.
- At the foot of the mighty Rimutaka Ranges sits Upper Hutt. Just 20 km north of Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt is a great place to base yourself as you explore the Wellington region. It's close to Kaitoke Regional Park, Akatarawa Forest and the Rimutakas. Silverstream's Steam Railway is a fun excursion; so too Golders Cottage Museum. And don't forget The Hobbit locations.
- All Lord of the Rings fans should head north to the Kaitoke Regional Park which was used as 'Rivendell' in the Lord of the Rings, and Hobbit films.
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