Compare Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Wellington, New Zealand
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Major Events and Festivals
Coastella is one of New Zealand's top boutique music festivals. It features some of the best local and international acts performing everything from psych-rock to indie pop and jungle rock blues. Book your festival tickets as well as your Melbourne to Wellington return flights as soon as you can to save money.
New Zealand Festival (February-March)
New Zealand Festival only happens on even-numbered years. It brings together people from all over New Zealand and around the world to watch an exciting line-up of artists, performers and musicians. The event takes place over three days and prices for flights Melbourne to Wellington may increase for travel that coincides with the event.
NZ Fringe Festival (March)
The NZ Fringe Festival is an edgy annual event held in Wellington. It features more than 1000 artists and lasts for 23 days in March. If you want to attend, be sure to book your Melbourne to Wellington flights a couple of months in advance as well as your accommodation.
Visa Wellington On a Plate (August)
Visa Wellington On A Plate is the country's largest foodie festival. Each year, hundreds of people buy tickets to Wellington from Melbourne to indulge in gourmet menus, competitions and events.
Public Transport and How to Get Around
If you're staying in central Wellington, the best way to explore the city is on foot. The CBD is small enough that you make your way around it in less than 20 minutes. However, you will need to use public transportation to get from Wellington International Airport (WLG) or to any of the nearby suburbs.
Metlink is Wellington's public transport system. It's made up of cable cars, buses, ferries and trains. If you're going to be staying in the city for a while, buy the Snapper card. Once your flights Melbourne to Wellington land, download the online trip planner. It will make it easier to figure out which bus or train will get you to your next destination.
Metered taxi and Uber rides available in Wellington - but the service is not cheap. Once your flights Melbourne to Wellington arrive at Wellington International Airport (WLG), you'll find the drivers waiting outside of the arrivals terminal. A one-way trip will cost on average $30 NZD ($28.79 AUD).
Airport Flyer Bus
The Airport Flyer Bus is the best budget-friendly way to get from Wellington International Airport (WLG) into the city. As soon as your flights Melbourne to Wellington arrive, you can make your way to the bus stop at the ground floor of the multi-level car park. The service leaves the airport every 10 to 20 minutes throughout the day and the bus has an average journey time of 40 minutes from Wellington International Airport (WLG).
The Best Time to Visit
If you're looking for cheap flights to Wellington from Melbourne, plan your trip for travel between March and May. It's the city's shoulder season, and while the weather is still warm, you'll need to bring an umbrella for the occasional showers. On the plus side, there won't be long lines at the city's top attractions, and airlines may have plenty of deals on Melbourne to Wellington return flights.
Tourism in Wellington is at its peak in the summer months. From December to February, people from all over New Zealand and Australia take advantage of the excellent weather. It's the best time of year to visit if you're looking for picture-perfect days and an exciting events calendar to keep you busy. However, it’s the most expensive time of year for flights Melbourne to Wellington, so book as soon as possible to lock in cheaper airfares.
The winter months of June to August are the cheapest time of year to travel to Wellington. The cold weather keeps many travellers away, and airlines slash their prices on flights Melbourne to Wellington to make up for the seasonal lull. If you're planning a trip over these months, pack your warmest layers and get ready to experience why the locals refer to the city as ‘Windy Welly.
Best Things To Do on Weekends
Museum of New Zealand
The Museum of New Zealand is a must-visit for anyone that wants to learn about the country's fascinating history. The exhibition teaches visitors about the culture of the Maori people and touches on events leading up to the present day. There are also 11 galleries that display artworks from New Zealand and Pacific Island artists.
Wellington Botanic Gardens
After your flights Melbourne to Wellington land, start your trip off on the right foot with a visit to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. It's home to the Lady Norwood Rose Gardens and the Carter Observatory as well as the Begonia House that displays tropical flower species.
Zealandia is one of the top attractions in Wellington as well as New Zealand. Each year, people book cheap flights Melbourne to Wellington to explore the 225-hectare urban eco-sanctuary. Guests can wander around the 32-kilometre walking trails or book a night tour to see the park's nocturnal inhabitants.