Wellington Off The Beaten Track
Wellington has fascinating areas Off the Beaten Track for the intrepid traveller to explore. Off the beaten track you will discover some of New Zealand's most beautiful, untouched and rugged areas. See why New Zealand is renowned as an outdoor paradise when you step away from the crowds and into the rugged beauty of what Wellington's off track areas have to offer. more
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Freedom camping is permitted in many places in New Zealand but the rules vary in each community. To be certain about local camping regulations, we recommend you check out the freedomcamping.org website and get the Camping NZ or Camper Mate app. You can also ask at an i-SITE or Department of Conservation visitor centre or holiday park. #TiakiPromise
It's well worth driving to the Aorangi Forest Park in the Wairarapa (east of Wellington on the North Island). This park features some of New Zealand's most striking landforms and spectacular views which can enjoyed after a short walk. These landforms include: the Putangirua Pinnacles, high slabs of rock known as Kupe's Sail and the coastal Whatarangi Bluff
Head to the southernmost point of the North Island to Cape Palliser, where you can climb the Cape Palliser lighthouse for spectacular views of the coast and South Island, see a breeding colony of fur seals and spend time exploring Aorangi Forest Park.
Lying about 5 kilometres off the west coast of the southern North Island (not far from Wellington), Kapiti Island is one of few accessible island nature reserves in New Zealand. It gives visitors the opportunity to observe birds that are either rare, or absent on the mainland. Truly a bird-watcher's paradise, Kapiti Island is also of historical interest.
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