With its hilly streets, unpredictable weather and thriving food scene, Wellington can feel a bit like San Francisco. Take in the sights from atop Mount Victoria, nearly 200 meters above Wellington, with panoramic city and harbor views. Mount Victoria was also a setting in Lord of the Rings, and is one of Wellington's most accessible movie locations. The neighborhood at the base is home to a growing number of restaurants and cafés within an easy walk of the city center.
By Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
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