Wandering Wellington, New Zealand


Madison Pahl is a student at Chapman University and an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in Wellington, New Zealand.


In a far off land, called Middle Earth, there lies a city full of wondrous landscapes and unforgettable culture. Wellington, New Zealand, is more than just a windy capital city; it is a land where one can grow and find the hidden beauties of living in a different world. Having been in Wellington for over a month, I have come to realize there are many wonders of this magnificent city.

Wellington’s Cable Car and Observatory

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On a clear and sunny day, nothing beats heading up the hills of Wellington to treat yourself to an incredible view and an observatory that will leave you speechless.

Seal Coast and Red Rock Tour

ISA takes the Seal Coast!


Or maybe if you are feeling a little more adventurous, take a tour to Red Rock and Seal Coast to experience a more rugged terrain that will leave you seeking more adventures.

Weta Workshop



A day that you feel like staying in and watching a movie, heading over for a tour through Weta Workshop will leave you with an entirely different outlook on how your favorite movies were made.

Wellington’s Coffee

Wellington’s unique coffee shops

After a day exploring, try heading to one of Wellington’s local coffee shops, where you will find the best coffee in New Zealand.

Wellington’s Waterfront



If you are looking for the perfect weekend getaway or a perfect ending to a day in town, head to the waterfront to check out local entertainment, and some spectacular views.

Wellington, New Zealand may seem to be a small city, but with an open mind and the urge to wander, you can find  yourself in many unique places.

The world awaits…discover it.

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