Rough Guides declared Wellington amongst the Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2015, calling the city ‘the urban jewel in the country’s otherwise bucolic crown.’

“There’s a real buzz about the city’s café scene and smart new craft-beer bars are bubbling up across the city” the write up goes on to say about Wellington’s sixth placing on the list.

“Built on the edge of a wide harbour and steep surrounding hills, visitors don’t need to travel far from the centre of the city to experience the best of Wellington – with world-class museums and art galleries, nature and wildlife, scrumptious dining and award-winning coffee and cafes right on the doorstep.”

“It’s great news to receive just before Christmas. Rough Guides are known for their ‘tell it like it is’ attitude, so we’re very pleased that from among hundreds of city destinations they’ve rated Wellington so highly,” says Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) Chief Executive David Perks.

“With a fantastic events lineup, 2015 is definitely a great time to visit Wellington, and Rough Guides’ recommendation is bound to have more international travellers looking our way.”

This year alone Wellington has been dubbed ‘Coolest Little City in the World’ by Vogue and was listed on’s ‘8 Great Coffee Cities.’

Have you visited Wellington yet? Better get in quick, before it becomes too mainstream!