Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, offers an abundance of fun, relaxation and adventure to travellers young and old.
Nestled between a sparkling harbour and undulating hills, you can visit the world recognised Te Papa museum, enjoy a show in a professional theatre, dine in one of over 300 eateries and soak up the atmosphere of heritage buildings and city hustle and bustle.
Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is tucked away between rolling hills and a stunning harbour. With a population of approximately 466 575, Wellington offers travellers a beautiful mix of inner city living, heritage buildings and a picturesque landscape. Wellington and the surrounding area incorporates regional parks, beaches, quaint seaside villages, islands and more.
Known as the culture capital of New Zealand, Wellington is home to the National Opera, Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the National Dance and Drama schools. You will find live entertainment at every corner in this city. From theatre performances to artists in the local pub to buskers on street corners. There is also a wealth of local talent showcased at the many art galleries across the city.
You'll have to allow a number of days when visiting this city to fit in the multitude of attractions. You can visit the 'Middle Earth' Lord of the Rings filming locations or see where it all happens during a tour of Parliament. Dine in one of the 300+ eateries in the City or take a ride on a cable car. Find Cuba Street or Courtenay Place for a delicious dinner followed by a night on the town and one of the many popular nightclubs. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Botanical Gardens or catch a glimpse of rare and endangered birds at Kapiti Island Alive.
Wellington is home to the innovative Te Papa museum. This world recognised interactive museum features exhibitions on the Maori history, art and visual culture and the country's natural environment - this is a must see when visiting the area. Wellington is also home to the Headquarters for Parliament, the New Zealand Stock Exchange, the Reserve Bank and more.
Main centres of the Wellington Region include Wellington city, Hutt Valley, Upper Hutt and Kapiti Coast. You can get to Wellington by car, train, ferry, bus or plane. Wellington is less than a 1 hour flight from anywhere in New Zealand and several airlines fly from Australia direct to Wellington International Airport.
There are a range of accommodation options in Wellington including Backpackers, Hotels, Apartments, Holiday Parks and Guest houses.
Main Towns in the Wellington Region
Other Towns in the Wellington Region