Why It's Worth It

Wellington is the best of New Zealand all wrapped up in an easy to digest package. A little capital that packs a big punch, it is made up of eccentric neighborhoods dotted along the southern coast of the North Island. With the feel of a small town while still being a city that has everything to offer visitors, Wellington has an incredible foodie scene, a young and creative vibe with plenty of stunning nature right outside your front door. —Liz Carlson