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Cafes and Restaurants
Ortega Fish Shack
With a harbourside location, you can’t go wrong with seafood when you have return flights to Wellington. Ortega Fish Shack is an upscale seafood restaurant located just off Courtenay Place. Ortega focuses on local and seasonal ingredients alongside an extensive menu of NZ wines. It’s a great restaurant for a nice dinner out when you have flights to Wellington.
The Old Quarter
The Old Quarter is a popular Asian fusion restaurant in the heart of the city. Its main focus is on modern Vietnamese cuisine, with some influences from other Asian cultures as well. The Old Quarter is a great place to go for an affordable lunch, with many dishes costing $10 NZD ($9.40 AUD) or less. Or for a more special experience after your cheap flights to Wellington, you could visit for dinner when the restaurant offers a $50 NZD ($47 AUD) set menu with three courses and a drink included.
Egmont Street Eatery
Egmont Street Eatery is located down a cool laneway right off the bustling Courtenay Place. The menu changes with the seasons to reflect local produce and flavours. Egmont Street Eatery heroes vegetables in their dishes and accompanies them with local meats and seafood. Each member of your group can order an individual meal after your flights to Wellington, or you can take the restaurant’s recommendation and order several dishes to share. Egmont Street Eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as brunch on the weekends.
Neo Cafe is a bright and contemporary spot to grab breakfast, lunch, or a coffee and pastry when you have return flights to Wellington. The cafe’s menu is constantly evolving to add new dishes and showcase produce that is in season. Popular menu items to try when you have flights to Wellington are the granola with sorbet, eggs Montreal, pumpkin buttermilk pancakes, a crispy chicken burger, and freshly-squeezed juices.
Top Things to Do and See
Wellington Cable Car
One of the most iconic experiences to have when you have cheap flights to Wellington is a ride on the bright red cable car that travels between the CBD and the Wellington Botanic Garden. The Wellington Cable Car offers stunning views over the city, Wellington Harbour, and surrounding mountains.
Te Papa Museum
Many travellers with return flights to Wellington recommend Te Papa as a must-visit attraction. As the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa features exhibits that touch on many different aspects of the country’s history and culture. Visitors with an airfare to Wellington can explore Te Papa to learn more about Maori culture, seismic activity in NZ, European influences, and natural history of the land.
Cuba Street is an eclectic road in the centre of Wellington. It is a favourite among both local Wellingtonians and visitors with flights to Wellington for its diverse shopping, dining, and drinking culture. While walking along Cuba Street after your cheap flights to Wellington, be sure to stop and appreciate the infamous bucket fountain, which fills with water and gradually tips water throughout the structure.
Get an Expansive View Over the City
Wellington is made up of several peaks, which offer beautiful views over the surrounding area. When you have tickets to Wellington, enjoy both the views and nature of the city by taking a hike to one of its popular viewpoints. Mount Victoria is a well-known hike for visitors with an airfare to Wellington due to its proximity to the city centre and short hike to the top. Mount Kaukau is another popular hike that can be reached by bus or train from the city centre. Each of these hikes offers a beautiful perspective over Wellington and its harbour.
The Cost of Visiting
For the most part, you’ll notice similar prices between Australia and New Zealand. After your flights to Wellington, the largest cost will likely be your hotel. Hotel prices in central Wellington average at about $150 to $200 AUD per night.
Food and drink prices are comparable between Wellington and much of Australia as well. After your cheap flights to Wellington, plan to spend about $15 NZD ($14.10 AUD) on a sit-down meal, $8 NZD ($7.50 AUD) for a pint of local beer, and $4 NZD ($3.75 AUD) for a cappuccino or latte.
Wellington is a compact and easily walkable city. However, if you plan to take public transport when you have return flights to Wellington, bus fare is $2.50 NZD ($2.35 AUD) for a one-way trip. Once your flights to Wellington land at Wellington International Airport (WLG), you can catch the Airport Flyer bus into the city. The fare to ride this bus comes to $12 NZD ($11.30 AUD) for adults from Wellington International Airport (WLG) into the CBD.