Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and is located on the south - western tip of the North Island between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Ranges. It’s also the southernmost capital city in the world and dubbed by Lonely Planet as “The Coolest Little Capital in the World.”
7¾ hour drive or a 1¼ hour flight from Auckland
4¾ hour drive from Taupo
35 minute flight to Nelson or Blenheim
4½ hour drive to Napier
Whether you’re after hotel accommodation with a harbour view, a cheap and cheerful backpackers in the CBD, or simply a sweet deal, you'll feel at home in Wellington. Some of our favourite places to stay include:
CQ Hotel Wellington
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel
Copthorne Oriental Bay
Doubletree By Hilton Wellington
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SEE + DO
There’s so much to see & do in Wellington. Here’s a few things to get you started.
Take a ride on the cable car for some of the best views of the city & harbour
Discover the best of New Zealand’s premier museum, Te Papa, with a guided tour. Te Papa offers an endless amount of treasures to explore.
Take a trip through time and see the evolution of New Zealand’s wildlife brought to life at Zealandia Eco-sanctuary.
Enjoy the unique opportunity to connect with nature and feed and freely interact with native New Zealand wildlife at Staglands Wildlife Reserve
Explore one of New Zealand's most significant historic buildings, Old St Paul’s with a guided tour and marvel at the beautiful stained glass window.
Get a behind the scenes glimpse into how Weta Workshop helps craft some of the worlds biggest films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy and TV’s Thunderbirds.
Check out Hannah’s Laneway, Wellingtons little food haven. Home to bakers, roasters, grinders, brewers, chocolatiers & pizza slingers you’ll find plenty to munch on
Wander the Wellington waterfront. Along the way you’ll find sculptures to admire, spots to sit & places to dine.
Visit the Sunday morning Harbourside markets. It’s reported that some 15,000 to 25,000 people visit this market every week.