Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, behind Auckland. It is home to 393,400 residents and holds the distinction of being the world's most southerly capital.

In 2010 a Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Wellington 12th in the world. In 2011 Lonely Planet named Wellington as fourth in its Top 10 Cities to Visit, referring to the New Zealand capital as the "coolest little capital in the world".

Wellington is New Zealand's political centre, housing Parliament, the head offices of all Government Ministries and Departments and most of the foreign diplomatic missions in New Zealand.

Wellington's compact city centre supports an arts scene, café culture and nightlife much larger than many cities of similar scale. It is an important centre of New Zealand's film and theatre industry.

Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Museum of Wellington City & Sea and the biennial New Zealand International Arts Festival are all based here.

When you require memorable Wellington hotels, look no further than Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

100 Oriental Parade, 6141 Wellington

If location is everything, then this hotel in Wellington has it all. Located on Wellington's premier street, Oriental Parade, the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay overlooks one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and offers one of the most luxurious accommodation experiences in Wellington.