Wellington, recently named as “the coolest little capital in the world”, is located at the southern end of the North Island. This capital city of New Zealand is renowned for its scenic beauty, sparkling harbor, rolling green hills, arts, heritage and culture. Wellington attracts millions of tourists from across the world every year.
Best Places to Visit
Plenty of sightseeing opportunities are to be found within Wellington's compact downtown area. Make use of our Wellington City Guide to explore some of the important attractions here including Te Papa (innovative national museum), Carter Observatory, Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Botanic Garden, Katherine Mansfield's Birthplace, and Old St Paul's cathedral.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Wellington is probably between late spring and early autumn. Summer is also pleasantly cool with average temperature hovering to just over 20 degrees C. However, Wellington can be visited for most time of the year because of its accessibility.
Best Dining Places
Wellington is renowned as the culinary capital of New Zealand. The city is famous for its award-winning restaurants, quirky cafes and tucked-away bars. Most of the restaurants are located in the Courtenay Place, Cuba Street or Miramar.
Best Places to Stay
A wide range of accommodation options are available in Wellington. These include 5-star hotels, apartments, luxury lodges, self-contained motels and bed and breakfast lodgings. Cheap hotels in Wellington are most available in central Wellington.
Best Airlines to Reach
There are many international airlines offering direct, nonstop or connecting services to Wellington from USA and other parts of the world. Major airlines include Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, China Eastern Airlines and more.