One of the best places to get your bearings in the city of Wellington is from the Mount Victoria Lookout.
The panoramic views stretch from the harbor islands all the way to planes taking off and landing at the airport south-east of the city center.
Mount Victoria is 196 meters (642 feet) high. The lookout is topped by a triangular memorial to Antarctic explorer Admiral Byrd.
Mount Victoria Lookout is east of the city center in an area of parklands known as Town Belt. Buses run to the lookout on weekdays.