Wellington is at the southern end of New Zealand’s North Island. Ferries (car and passenger) travel between Wellington and Picton in the South island; the journey time is typically around 3 hours. Wellington, being New Zealand’s capital city, is home to its parliament. If visiting Wellington you may wish to visit Te Papa, the national museum.
The two stand-out courses in the Wellington area are Royal Wellington in the Hutt Valley and Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club which is about a 45-minute drive north of Wellington along the west coast. Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club is New Zealand’s top ranked links course and has featured in some rankings of the world’s top 100 courses.