World Mountain Running Trophy Wellington 2005
About Wellington

About Wellington

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It offers an unforgettable city experience in a natural setting. It is located between a beautiful harbour and rolling green hills. Only two kilometres wide, Wellington can be explored easily on foot. Wellington from Mt. Victoria

It is the arts and cultural capital of New Zealand.

Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum is on the waterfront and close to the athletes' official hotels.

It is one of the world's greatest cities for outdoors enthusiasts. From the city centre there are a multitude of running, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking opportunities.

The South Coast is one of Wellington's most beautiful places. Visit the New Zealand fur seal colony or just watch the waves.

Interesting facts

  • Wellington is the world's most southern capital and the only capital in the "Roaring Forties" latitudes.
  • Nearly all Wellington's residents live within 3km of the sea.
  • Wellington has the greatest proportion of open space per capita at 17.3 ha for every 1000 people.
  • Wellington City population is 163,824. Wellington Region population is 423,765.

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