House Sitting in Wellington
Wellington has more cafes and bars per capita than New York. It has big city style and small town charm, with a gorgeous bayside setting, glorious weather and a laid-back lifestyle. Lonely Planet calls it "The coolest little capital city in the world" - and they would know.
It offers up a delicious bistro of arts, entertainment, food, wine, beaches, bays, history, music and arts festivals, gardens and of course, the historic cable car up to the Botanic Gardens, with sweeping views across the city.
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, so it's got the parliament buildings and many fantastic museums and galleries, including the astonishing Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum. The art galleries are superb, the cafes friendly and the restaurants include many of New Zealand's finest - in fact, Wellington is also known as the culinary capital of New Zealand.
And you may have heard of Wellywood. Yes, Wellington is the home of Peter Jackson, the famous director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Hobbit trilogy (and a bunch of other films including the B-grade zombie classic, Braindead). Weta workshop is where a lot of the films are made, located in the beautiful Miramar.
It's a happening place in the most beautiful of settings, with loads of housesitting opportunities - come and visit the "coolest" capital in the world.
Wellington is situated between a lofty mountain range - the Rimutaka Range - and the Cook Strait. The region is divided into various parts such as the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa, Porirua City and the Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt Cities, collectively known as the Hutt Valley.
ATTRACTIONS IN WELLINGTON
The most prominent tourist attractions of Wellington are its stunning coastline and gorgeous hills. Mount Victoria is a special feature of the city, the view from here is unforgettable.
Besides natural scenic locations, Wellington is a hub for performing arts with a bedazzling array of art museums, theatres, galleries and festivals. One of the biggest museums of New Zealand, the Te Papa Tongarewa is also situated in Wellington. The National Library of New Zealand is also considered a national treasure of the country.
Other places worth visiting are the Parliament Buildings, Turnbull House, City Gallery, Frank Kitts Park, Museum of Wellington City and Sea, Plimmer’s Ark, Carter Observatory etc.
Foodies should head to Courtenay Place, Cuba Street and Miramar - and keep in mind that the seafood here is incredible.
Look, it's all here - wonderful wild places, idyllic beaches, sports, entertainment, culture, nightlife, and divine food and wine - and Peter Jackson. It's everything good on a big plate - come to Wellington.
HOUSE SITTING IN WELLINGTON
It's a city, and Kiwis love to get away, so you'll always find some interesting housesitting opportunities in Wellington. It's worth it.