Visit Wellington: Where you can find inspiration around every corner
Plan your short break in Wellington with travel inspiration and great deals below!
Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington, New Zealand, was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet
Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer. Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining with plenty of great restaurants, night markets and food trucks to choose from.
Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene. If you’re into the outdoors, Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and sea-water kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.
Visit the world’s tastiest laneway
Right in the heart of the city, Hannah’s Laneway is the perfect place to taste local flavours and pick up souvenirs. This lane is gourmet heaven thanks to Leeds St Bakery, Wellington Chocolate Factory, Shepherd, Fix & Fogg and Golding’s Free Dive. Wellington is also renowned for its beer scene – barely a city block goes by without a specialist brew bar. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, all tastes are catered for!
Learn about movie-making magic
Take a behind-the-scenes tour at the Academy Award-winning Weta Workshop for a peek into incredible artistry and remarkable Kiwi innovation, as well as a few industry secrets. And of course a visit to The Lord of the Rings locations with Wellington Rover Tours is a must for Middle earth™ fans.
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
No trip to New Zealand is complete without a visit to the incredible Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Discover great treasures and stories of this country, its unique natural environment, Māori culture, art, heritage, and fascinating history at this innovative museum.