Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Wellington is situated on the foreshore of Wellington Harbour and is the capital of New Zealand. This Wellington Travel Guide is designed to help you plan your holiday to Wellington. Home to national treasures, Wellington is New Zealand's capital city and is also the country's main culture centre. Divided into four quarters, the urban experience is an intense mix of shopping, dining, accommodation and activities with excellent access to public transport.
Wellington holidays are a vibrant city blending traditional culture with modern comfort, where you can enjoy more than 400 fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars. Here you'll find the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa and the original Treaty of Waitangi. Just outside the city, the Lower North Island region embraces a contemporary country lifestyle enjoying the best in local produce, gourmet food and fine wine with a number of welcoming vineyards including the Martinborough wine village, home of an award-winning Pinot Noir.
Ranging from 3 stars all the way up to 5 stars, Wellington accommodation offers everything from basic hotels and inner city apartments to boutique properties, major hotel chains and luxury resorts. Featuring a convenient range of onsite facilities, accommodation is conveniently located within minutes of the city's best shopping, dining and attractions. Perfect for business and leisure, Wellington accommodation is the perfect choice for your next New Zealand holiday.
Wellington holidays offer as much or as little activity as you like and there are a great range of packages designed to suit all travellers and budgets. Bundling together all the necessities like accommodation and flights, Wellington holiday packages also offer optional inclusions like transfers, tours, car hire, travel insurance and more. There are an outstanding range of existing packages to choose from or you can fully customise one to suit your individual needs.
Known for its culture and lifestyle, popular Wellington activities include shopping at Lambton Quay, Manners Mall and Willis Street as well as soaking up some culture at the National Opera, Royal Ballet or Symphony Orchestra. The Te Papa Museum is one of the best in the world and is well worth a visit, however those looking for adventure can fly by wire, tethered to a plane, at 200km per hour in Paekakariki. Just outside the city, the Lower North Island region offers the best in local produce, gourmet food and wine with a number of welcoming vineyards including the Martinborough wine village home of an award-winning Pinot Noir. Check out the top Things To Do in Wellington.
Located just a 15 minute drive from the city centre, the Wellington International Airport is the main gateway for overseas travellers and makes getting to Wellington easy. Located on two main highways, Wellington is a quick and easy trip down State Highways 1 and 2. Although there are a number of transport options from the airport to Wellington, visitors who hire a car should keep a lookout for road signs with grapes to follow the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Read more about getting to Wellington.