One of the most compact cities in the world, Wellington is a bustling urban paradise surrounded by a glistening harbour and rolling green hills. Small in size, but bursting with attractions, this is one city you definitely do not want to miss!

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 Houses at Oriental Bay, Wellington  Positively Wellington Tourism



Central Wellington accommodation is a smorgasbord of international hotels, tidy backpacker hostels and self-contained apartments.

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 New Zealand Parliament, Beehive Wellington  Ewan - M via Flickr



Although Wellington is small in size, you won't be pressed to find activities to do. With a vibrant art and museum scene and plenty of wildlife options, take your pick.

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About Wellington

Not only the political capital, Wellington is also the art and culture capital of New Zealand. No trip to Wellington is complete without visiting the city's art and culture attractions.

Explore the outstanding Te Papa Museum of New Zealand - an interactive museum of international acclaim. Other cultural attractions include The NZ Film Archive, Alexander Turnbull National Library and the birth place of writer Katherine Mansfield.

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How do you get to Wellington?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Wellington International Airport welcomes daily flights from around New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. A 15 minute drive from central Wellington, Wellington Airport can be reached within an hour's flight from anywhere in New Zealand.
  • Travel by Train
    • Wellington Railway Station is not only the centre of the comprehensive Wellington rail service, but also the departure point for The Overlander train journey which travels the North Island all the way to Auckland.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Most national bus networks and backpacker buses pick up and drop off passengers in Wellington. Wellington is serviced by a comprehensive public bus network, Metlink, which operates bus services throughout Wellington and the greater Wellington region.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • Wellington Airport houses 5 rental car agencies. Rental cars and motorhomes can also be hired from the Wellington ferry terminal. Many car rental and motorhome hire companies will charge you extra for picking up/dropping off vehicles in Wellington.