The city's past is on display everywhere you walk, from the imposing buildings of the Parliament District to Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand and prominent feature of the waterfront. Courtenay Place and Cuba Street are the places to go if you want a lively night out, while the Golden Mile is Wellington's premier shopping district, stretching the lengths of Willis Street and Lambton Quay. The stunning Kapiti Coast and wine region of Wairarapa are just a short drive away.New Zealand's capital city of Wellington is a bustling harbour city of tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Surrounded by a rolling hillside of houses, it's home to Parliament, a historic cable car ride, botanical gardens and glorious panoramic views.