Situated in the south of the north island and ringed by snow-capped mountain ranges, Wellington is a city that’s fuelled by natural beauty and infectious creativity. Not to mention excellent coffee and world-class beer. For a real Wellington experience, take in the views at Mount Victoria, relax at Oriental Bay, hike ( or tramp, rather) the Makara Peak track, and ride the cable car up the hill to Kellburn for IG-worthy vistas. Looking for a little culture? Don’t miss wandering New Zealand’s National Museum. It’s down by the waterfront and goes by the name of ‘Te Papa’, which colloquially translates to ‘our place’. At the end of an action-packed day, retreat to your relaxing Riparide escape before doing it all again tomorrow.