Wonderful Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand's undisputed center of arts, restaurants, festivals, fashion, and nightlife. There's so much to do, you can literally spend a week in town and feel like you've only scratched the surface. Nightlife in Wellington is the total package. The two main gay attractions are the S&M cocktail bar and the naughty but oh so nice dance club, The Ivy. Gay culture is completely mixed in Wellington and you will feel comfortable at any of the bars in town. Head to bars like Mighty Mighty, Motel, and Hawthorne for the total nightlife experience and you will find yourself amongst cute, artsy boys, ridiculously good music, and innovative cocktails in funky and imaginative settings.

Wellington by day is just as unique. The city is situated in a stunning harbor and the feels similar to San Francisco but with a kiwi twist. Award winning restaurants like Logan Brown, Martin Bosley's and Matterhorn are certainly a draw for the foodies. Culinary enthusiasts should book Zest Food tours for the total food experience and plan on checking out extraordinary events like Wellington on a Plate and the new City Market on Sundays. Museums like the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace make Wellington a city like no other with all sorts of cool things to check out. Still not convinced Wellington is the place to be? Book a tour through Flat Earth New Zealand Experiences and get the insider's scoop on Peter Jackson's recent and upcoming films or head up to Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience to see a real kiwi in it's natural surroundings. After you spot the kiwi, get back into town to mingle with hot Maori men on Cuba Street. You might end up calling home and sending for your bags.

Restaurants to check out