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Capital City of New Zealand

Wellington is the worlds most southern capital, it is situated on the southern end of the north island, much of the city is built on reclaimed land from an almost landlocked bay “Port Nicholson” one of the worlds finest harbours, the harbours access to cook strait allows shipping to and from the Tasman sea to the west and the Pacific ocean to the east in 1865 the seat of government was transfered to Wellington from Auckland Wellington is the largest of four cities in the region. A culturally diverse and vital city, there are significant numbers of Maori, Chinese, Indians and Samoans, as well as many well-represented European and Southeast Asian cultures.

Botanical gardens--------------------------------------------------------Evans Bay

Parliament Buildings

Cable Car

Each day several of these ferries cross the Cook Strait to Picton in the Marlborough Sounds which is at the top of the South Island and the next stage of our journey down through the country.

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