Voted 'The coolest little capital in the world' by Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011, Wellington is the southernmost capital city in the world and welcomes film makers!
Made up of six cities and districts, the Wellington region is surrounded by natural beauty and remarkable landscapes. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, compact and safe, the region covers the lower North Island, including the capital city Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt, and the areas of Kapiti and Wairarapa.
Approximately 460,000 people live in the Wellington region. Being virtually pollution free, Wellington has brilliant clear light which makes for great first pass rushes. Wellington has a climate that engages all of your senses. Aside from the seasonal temperature differences you’d expect, there aren’t too many variations in our weather, making Wellington the ideal, year-round film destination.
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Wellington operates on New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), and our time difference can really benefit international productions. Work completed overnight in Wellington can be viewed the same day in the US or UK, we start work as you finish. We are:
- 13 hours ahead of London
- 18 hours ahead of New York
- 21 hours ahead of Los Angeles
- 5 hours ahead of Hong Kong
- 8 hours ahead of Mumbai.
Being a compact and connected city means getting around the region is quick, saving you valuable time. Wellington's CBD is just two kilometres in diameter and you can walk from one side to the other in about 20 minutes. The rest of the region is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The region enjoys the best public transport infrastructure in New Zealand.
Wellington Airport is only 15 minutes drive from central Wellington. It’s also just a few minutes away from Miramar’s world-class film facilities of Weta Digital, Weta Workshop, Park Road Post Production, Miniatures NZ, and Stone Street Studios
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Visit www.wellingtonnz.com to find out more about Wellington and what it has to offer.