is the capital of New Zealand, set between rolling green hills and a very pretty harbor. As a yachting destination, it offers a vibrant waterfront district, jammed with attractions for the whole family. With stunning views of the harbor, the Queens Wharf Waterfront, which is the hub of the city, is just a short walk from the adjacent marina. It has fine dining, cafes, art galleries, museums, unique shopping, sporting events and nightlife. Charters are available from the waterfront for harbor tours, corporate events, fishing and diving expeditions, and sophisticated dinner/dance cruises. Wellington is a compact city known as the arts and cultural capital of New Zealand, with many museums, including Te Papa, New Zealandís National Museum, all within easy walking distance. Adventure activities such as sailing, paragliding, diving, helicopter tours, mountain biking and more are also available in Wellington, and many festivals are held here throughout the year, including the bi-annual month-long arts festival. Wellington is just a short ferry ride to New Zealandís top wine regions and the South Coast area is one of Wellingtonís most beautiful wild nature areas, where anything from visiting a fur seal colony to picnicking beside the waves is a possibility.