Wellington Travel Guide


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    Aside from being the capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its harbor, luscious green hills, outdoor adventures and popular cafes and restaurants. Apart from this, Wellington also has a vibrant art scene and rich culture. Visitors will be treated to a mix of a great outdoor adventure and...

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Hotels in Wellington (85 Hotels) See All Wellington Hotels

  • Novotel Wellington

    Novotel Wellington is one of the top, premium places to stay in Wellington. Nicely found in close proximity to Kirkcaldie & Stains, New Zealand Portrait Gallery and Museu...

  • InterContinental Wellington

    InterContinental Wellington is one of the top, finest places to remain in Wellington. Nicely located near Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Plimmer Steps and Alexander Mck...

  • Rydges Wellington

    Rydges Wellington is one of the best, finest places to remain in Wellington. Beautifully located close to Northern Explorer Train, Bohemein Chocolates and Old Government ...

  • Museum Art Hotel

    Museum Art Hotel is one of the top, finest places to remain in Wellington. Beautifully situated close to Harbourside Market Wellington, Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Ton...

Things To Do in Wellington See All Things To Do in Wellington

  • Tarot Zamm Tarot Reader

    Tarot Zamm Tarot Rea...

    294 Lambton Quay, W...

    TAROT ZAMM - TAROT Reader Now at Level 1, James Cook Arcade 294 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New ...

    Lifestyle, Attractions, Shopping, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Mount Victoria

    Mount Victoria

    Alexandra Lookout Rd

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

    Museum Of New Zealan...

    55 Cable Street

    The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand, l...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Old St. Paul's, Wellington

    Old St. Paul's, Well...

    34 Mulgrave Street, ...

    You may be looking for Old St. Paul's Cathedral, a destroyed cathedral in the City of London. Or ...

    Attractions, Activities, Arts and Culture, Sports, Historical Sites, Entertainment

About Wellington

Aside from being the capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its harbor, luscious green hills, outdoor adventures and popular cafes and restaurants. Apart from this, Wellington also has a vibrant art scene and rich culture. Visitors will be treated to a mix of a great outdoor adventure and a sophisticated nightlife.

Sights to See and Things to Do

Te Papa is New Zealand’s National Museum. Visiting the exhibits will unfold New Zealand’s cultural, geological, biological and social histories.

From Mount Victoria, one can see the breathtaking city of Wellington as well as its harbor. Mount Victoria Lookout can be accessed either on foot via the town belt greenery or by car.

The Weta Cave Mini Museum shows some of the best movies in Hollywood such as The Lord of the Rings. It shows collectibles, props and other special effects in the movie especially the wizardry.

The Wellington Zoo will keep your family vacation an interesting experience, especially if kids would be able to hand feed some of the animals such as the giraffes. Close encounters can also happen between visitors and other animals such as cheetahs and meerkats.

For art lovers and artists, Cuba Street is a haven. Street entertainers can be found anywhere and everywhere. Cafes and restaurants have a Bohemian appeal in them. Stroll down the street and get to watch fire dancers and puppeteers perform.

Riding the iconic Wellington Cable Car will take you to a lookout, the Carter Observatory and the Cable Car Museum. The cable car starts from Lambton Quay all the way to Kelbum. Make sure to pass by the Botanic Garden too.

Zealandia is a quiet reservoir which is a 10-minute drive from Wellington. The most extraordinary wildlife can be witnessed in this 225-hectare sanctuary. Visitors can stroll along The Sanctuary Valley and observe some of the endangered species such as spotted kiwi, takahe, tuatara and kaka parrots.

If you want to take a leisurely stroll, Oriental Bay has a walkable space lined with benches, cafes and restaurants in the area. There are also many joggers and people watchers along Oriental Bay’s beautiful golden sands.

Food and Wine Festivals

New Zealand is known for its gourmet food, good coffee, craft beer and fine wine. Different festivals are held in various parts of New Zealand including Wellington. In August, Wellington holds its Visa Wellington on a Plate Festival.

During this event, many restaurants and culinary institutions exhibit their specialty dishes. The festival highlight is the DINE Wellington. Various eateries offer set meals and special dishes for dinner. Beervana also showcases the famous Wellington craft beer. More than 200 types of craft beers can be tasted during the event.

Finally, your visit would not be complete without tasting the finest wining in the region. An hour drive from Wellington, Wairarapa is a haven for wine makers. Visitors can sample some of the best wines in the world during the Toast Martinborough event in November.

Wine and food lovers alike would find it exciting to visit Wellington and get a glimpse of the best culinary experience in New Zealand.

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