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Wellington Travel Information

Wellington is New Zealand's capital and second-largest city, and also just happens to be one of the first places on the planet to catch the morning sun. Perched on the southern tip of North Island beside the Cook Straight, this small-scale gem set amid a ring of forested hills has a glittering harbour with a waterfront promenade running along the bay, a rugged and picturesque coastline, glorious sandy beaches, and clusters of timbered houses cascading down its wooded hillsides.

Undoubtedly one of New Zealand's prettiest locations, visitors will enjoy panoramic views across the city, waterfront and ocean as they ride on Wellington's historic, pillar-box red cable car up to Kelburn Lookout. Once at the summit, tourists will find they have arrived at Wellington Botanic Gardens, a verdant paradise with walking trails, an observatory, and 300 varieties of roses. Also close to the city, Zealandia highlights New Zealand's natural history and harbours many rare species. Those happy to sign up for a Zealandia guided night tour will spot the rare nocturnal kiwi, the nation's iconic flightless bird, and most nature lovers will also want to visit Matiu Island, a spectacular wildlife haven in Wellington's offshore waters.

The compact city itself nestles around the waterfront. Here visitors can explore the sensational Te Papa national museum, delve into local history in the Wellington City & Sea museum, or enjoy the contemporary art exhibitions in the City Gallery. When the time for refreshment arrives, Wellington's famous café culture offers a host of stylish options, and copious supplies of quality craft beers are also available throughout the city.

Wellington hosts a variety of colourful festivals and annual events, some of which draw an international audience. These include the World Series Rugby Sevens in January; the New Zealand Festival (art, performance and music) in February/March; Wellington on a Plate (an international foodie extravaganza) and Beervana (just guess!) both occurring in August.

Climate-wise, Wellington's weather is mild and temperate with summer temperatures averaging 17-20º C between October and April. This is undoubtedly the best time to visit because Wellington's relatively short winter season is generally accompanied by strong winds roaring across the Cook Straight, earning the city the tag 'Windy Wellington'.
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Did you know...

  • The Airport Motor Lodge is close to Wellington airport.
  • The International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code for Wellington is WLG.
  • Wellington has the UTC adjustment of 43200.
  • The cheapest flight from Adelaide to Wellington is $313 flying Jetstar.

What people are saying about Wellington right now:


Try craft beer by Kiwi micro-brewery Garage Project on some SQ flights - The Straits Times
Alongside commercial beer brands such as Tiger, passengers on all Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights out of New Zealand now have the option of drinking craft beer made in the heart of Wellington. Micro-brewery Garage Project's Hapi Daze - a Pacific pale ...
Twitter: From user 'Christine Elliott'
Want to see Rugby practice in New Zealand? Or see Hobits in Wellington? There's a seat sale on non stop flights... https://t.co/HP0WBcLkVR
Flights into Wellington diverted due to wind conditions - Stuff.co.nz
";The intention is to refuel the aircraft in Christchurch before departing for Wellington once more,"; she said. One passenger was told by Air New Zealand staff that NZ 447 was one of six flights being diverted because of wind in Wellington. MetService ...
Originair will offer direct flight between New Plymouth and Nelson - Taranaki Daily News
A single aircraft airline has announced it will soon launch a direct flight between provincial centres Nelson and New Plymouth. Originair announced on Wednesday it would have eight 50-minute flights a week between the two cities from September 29.
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Twitter: From user 'Andrew'
I may as well live in Wellington. Im there basically every second week. Can't say I enjoy the flights tho #thataintfun
Twitter: From user 'Bianca Huang'
RT @shirlcope: Just booked return flights to Wellington for two for $28 total. Excellent. #airnznightrider
Twitter: From user 'AstroDamo'
I have flown from Wellington to Napier. Playback my flight on this link: https://t.co/Y1yloFvCBQ
Originair announces flights between Nelson and New Plymouth - Radio New Zealand
Originair managing director Robert Inglis said the airline was offering the flights in response to demand from business and leisure passengers. Mr Inglis said currently travel between the two cities involved lengthy stopovers in Auckland or Wellington ...
Come fly with us - word of Kapiti Coast Airport may spread into other ... - Stuff.co.nz
Mayor believes airport should be advertised in enemy territory.
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