The capital city of New Zealand since 1865, Wellington has been a focus of Pakeha settlement from 1840. It borders a magnificent harbour and boasts a varied range of architectural styles and heritage sites, complementing its claim as a culture capital.

  • Antrim House

    Antrim House

    Right in the heart of Wellington is Antrim House, a prominent landmark in what was once a predominantly residential central city street. Its historic significance arises from its origins as the home of successful businessman and founder of R Hannah & Co Ltd, Robert Hannah, his wife Hannah and their family.

  • Old St Paul's

    Interior of Old St Paul

    Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral – still sacred, welcoming to all, and a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of the bustling capital.

  • Pencarrow Lighthouse

    Pencarrow Lighthouse

    At the storm-lashed entrance to Wellington Harbour, New Zealand’s first lighthouse tells stories of early settlement, shipwreck, and one very strong woman.

  • Turnbull House

    Turnbull House

    A rare example of a purpose-built home and library, Turnbull House provides a welcome contrast in scale, colour and texture to the modern office buildings that surround it in downtown Wellington.

  • Old Government Buildings

    Old Government Buildings

    In its heyday New Zealand’s largest and grandest wooden building housed our entire public service.  Government Buildings is an outstanding example of New Zealand’s architectural heritage and one of the great wooden buildings of the world.