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Friday 1 November 2013 10:07am

History, Heritage and Culture

Gavin McLean

McLean Wellington cover imageThe book

Wellington is a great place for a holiday, whether for a weekend or two weeks. The city has energy, as the home of many of New Zealand's cultural institutions, and a wonderful location on high hills around a dramatic harbour.

In this guide to Wellington and its immediate environment, Gavin McLean gives a potted history and describes walks and trips that can be taken by visitors, many by public transport. There are four inner-city walks (including the cable car and botanical gardens, parliament, Lambton Quay and party places), trips to local highlights (the waterfront, south coast drive, Matiu/Somes Island, eastern bays), and visits to museums, galleries and historic places, as well as natural reserves such as the Karori Sanctuary. It's all here for a great holiday.

About the author

GAVIN McLEAN is senior historian with the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. His recent books include Captain's Log (2001), 100 Historic Places in NZ (2002) and Dunedin (2003) in the Local Guides series. He is based in Wellington.

Publication details

Paperback, 240 x 170mm, 64 pages, illustrated, ISBN 1 877276 95 2, $19.95
Out of print

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