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Wellington Steps Up Short Stay Campaign in Australia

Travel News Asia Tuesday, 28 November 2006

Wellington is intensifying its campaign to attract more short stay visitors from Australia.

The city is seeking travelers in search of a long weekend or a midweek stay. It is targeting both the couples and seniors markets for gourmet and cultural experiences, and the youth market seeking new up-and-coming destinations, with great daytime and nightlife options.

Short stay holidays are very popular in Australia, and we offer a destination which is surprising, exciting and very accessible, said Sarah Peacock, Australia Marketing Manager for Positively Wellington Tourism.

From eastern Australia, we are just 3-4 hours away and thats closer than Sydney-Perth, comparable to Melbourne-Cairns and almost equal to Brisbane-Darwin.

Wellington was voted in the worlds top 20 hottest cities by Conde Naste magazine, added Ms Peacock. We want Australians to come and see why.

We are the gateway to New Zealands magnificent Wairarapa and Marlborough wine regions, and home to many of the countrys finest restaurants, the countrys best nightlife, and, for those in need of a great coffee, a city with a great caf culture.

The city boasts breathtaking nature spots, many within close proximity to the downtown area. Just ten minutes from the city is Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can see over 30 native bird species in 252 hectares of regenerating native forest. Wellingtons rugged South Coast is another natural gem, where you can see New Zealand fur seals up close.

Wellington is home to the bold and interactive national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Other activities and attractions include Lord of the Rings themed tours, shipwreck diving, the unique Cable Car and fashion and Bohemian arts precincts.

Qantas Holidays has introduced land-only packages to Wellington from just A$191 per person, including three nights for the price of two at the Mercure Hotel Wellington, plus a Discover Wellington City Tour. Air fares are extra. Packages are valid for travel until 1 February 2007, and again from 4 February - 31 March 2007, and can be combined with any Qantas air fare to Wellington. Conditions apply and packages are subject to availability.

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