Photography and editing by Moritz Lips.
It was high time for another update from my brother Moritz who is currently traveling in New Zealand! Discover this time the beauty of Wellington and read about his impressions. Also, don’t forget to follow his Instagram account @moritzlips.
“It’s already coming close to three months since I’ve arrived in Wellington and I gathered some pictures over that time that I’d like to share with you today, along with some personal impressions:
I’ve found it to be an incredibly peaceful, cute, little city, with a surprisingly vibrant nightlife on the weekends, gorgeous views, a good cultural experience and a great many coffee places. An amazing feature of Wellington’s center is no doubt its well designed waterfront, which always invites you for a walk on a sunny day. The city center may give some Europeans the impression of a larger city, mainly due to the more vertical architecture, but you quickly realize it’s rather small. From the center you can take the cable car up to Kelburn, from where you have a stunning view and then either take a nice walk, or the cable car, back down. There are heaps of museums and small galleries to visit, which for the most part have no entry fee, most notably the impressive Te-Papa Museum. Wellington is known for its good coffee with CNN naming it among the best cities for coffee in the world!
A favorite of mine is the gorgeous scenic route that follows all around the Miramar peninsula, which is located a short 15 minutes drive from the city. It has an amazing little restaurant with a wonderful view and good food and if you’re lucky sometimes even live piano music.
Wellington sadly falls a bit short on following up with cool, diverse fashion, being mostly dominated by a great amount of skater, surfer and hipster stores and major labels not having any store at all. Of course there are some exceptions, but I’d definitely not count it among the top fashion places! ;)
I really enjoy Wellington and am so glad I got the opportunity to work and live here for a while. Simply judging from previous experiences in NZ, I honestly didn’t expect to find a great city like this. It’s definitely New Zealand’s cultural center, which is probably one of the reasons I like it so much here. Another point I’d like to add and that I really appreciate about Wellington, is the fact that it never feels crowded; it’s got a considerably lower population density compared to many other cities / capitals, which just makes the whole city experiences so much better. Even on a perfectly sunny Saturday you can find a nice and quite spot to hang out without leaving the center.
I hope my photos give you a bit of an impression on Wellington. Enjoy!”
An amazing feature of Wellington’s center is no doubt its well designed waterfront, which always invites you for a walk on a sunny day.
Wellington is known for its good coffee with CNN naming it among the best cities for coffee in the world!
I really appreciate the fact that Wellington never feels crowded. Even on a perfectly sunny Saturday you can find a nice and quite spot to hang out without leaving the center.
Have a look at the previous posts of Moritz’ travels around New Zealand:
Let’s stay in touch!