Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city with a population of over 500,000 in the wider-region. The Lonely Planet Guide once voted Wellington the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’. It is the home of the New Zealand Government, great art, the New Zealand film industry and quality education. Victoria and Massey University and other tertiary institutions have campuses in Wellington. This lifestyle city includes 363 km of mountain bike track and 497 km of coastline. Wellington has more cafés, restaurants and bars per capita than anywhere else in New Zealand (and even more than in New York as of 2018). Centrally located, it is easy to travel to both North and South Island destinations for a weekend break or a holiday trip.