The capital city of New Zealand; Wellington comprises of four town centres – Wellington city, Porirua, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt – totalling with 412,500 residents.
Wellington city is the centre of New Zealand’s government and parliament building the iconic Beehive. As the government hub, Wellington is the heart of policy making, with much of the office market revolving around public sector occupiers.
Also, known as the creative capital, Wellington boasts Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both internationally renowned for their work on films such the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avatar and others.
Positive Wellington Tourism an award-winning regional tourism organisation has declared Wellington to be the “coolest little capital in the world”. Tourism plays a key role in the city’s economy, with the port hosting over 70 cruise ships a year (in addition to serving both domestic and international shipping), bringing in close to NZD 40 million to the Wellington economy. Supporting the tourism sector, Wellington is home to attractions such as Te Papa (national museum), Wellington Zoo, Cable Car, vibrant coffee and boutique shopping. The impact of high tourism also influences commercial property sales in Wellington.