New Zealand - Wellington

Wellington is not only New Zealand’s national capital, it is also the arts and culture capital of New Zealand. Being located between a beautiful harbour and rolling green hills, it offers an unforgettable city experience in a natural setting. Facts: • Wellington is only two kilometers wide so it can be explored easily on foot. • Wellington is the world's most southern capital and the only capital in the "Roaring Forties" latitudes. • Nearly all Wellington residents are within 3 km of the sea. • Wellington has the greatest proportion of open space land per capita at 17.3 ha for every 1000 people.


  • Wellington City 163,824
  • Wellington Region 423,765

The Wellington region includes Kapiti, Porirua, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa

Land Area:
City 28,990 hectares or 290 sq kms.

(Source: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research)

Sunshine hours:
More than 2035 hours per year.
Sunniest main centre in 1995,  1997, 2000 and 2002


  • Mean daily maximum in summer (January) 20.3 C  69F
  • Mean daily minimum in summer  13.4 C 56F
  • Mean daily maximum in winter (July) 11.3 C 52F
  • Mean daily minimum in winter 6.2C 43F
  • Annual rainfall mean 1249mm

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