At the foot of the North Island lies Wellington – a picturesque harbour city framed by forested hills.

New Zealand’s capital city is best known for its arts scene and café culture, and Wellingtonians will proudly tell you that the coffee here is the best in the country. Wellington has also become a mecca for beer lovers, with many of the city’s bars serving hoppy creations concocted in local micro-breweries.
Wellington’s central city occupies a flat strip of land between the hills and the harbour, making it compact and easy to get around. Among the star attractions are the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa, home to many of New Zealand’s treasures; and Zealandia, a vast eco-sanctuary housing some of the country’s rarest birds, reptiles and insects.
With so much going for it, it’s no surprise that Lonely Planet dubbed Wellington “the coolest little capital in the world”.

Key facts about Wellington

  •   Population: 390,000 people
  •   8 km Airport → City
  •   Accommodation: 5000 rooms
  •   Venues: 5,665 people

Climate & Weather



AVG High

21 C° / 69


13 C° / 55



AVG High

13 C° /55


8 C° / 46


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Leonie Ashford

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Attractions

  • Museums


    See national treasures Wellington’s fascinating museums

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  • Nature & wildlife

    Nature & wildlife

    Wellington is home to a number of nature & wildlife experiences, ranging from eco-sanctuaries to kiwi spotting. Many are situated close to the city centre.

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  • Wellington: Film capital of New Zealand

    Wellington: Film capital of New Zealand

    Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and is at the heart of New Zealand's film industry. If you're a movie buff, don't miss these unique tours and filming locations.

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  • Wellington Cable Car

    Wellington Cable Car

    No trip to Wellington is complete without a short ride on the famous Cable Car. Enjoy great views from the lookout and easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle).

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  • Wellington shopping

    Wellington shopping

    Shopping experiences in Wellington.

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  • Kapiti Island

    Kapiti Island

    Kapiti Island is a nature reserve hosting some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds. Its protected waters are home to an abundance of marine life.

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