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Considering a trip to New Zealand for your next holiday? Start your trip with a bang by visiting the country’s beautiful capital city and booking flights Perth to Wellington. Although Wellington is fairly small and compact, it makes up for it with its big personality. This has led to Wellington being called the ‘world’s coolest little capital’. Wellington has something to offer everyone with its natural beauty, great shopping, diverse food and drink scene, and interesting history. It is easy to explore the city on foot where you can visit a range of museums and galleries, cafes and craft beer bars, and elements of natural beauty. Outside of the city, some of New Zealand’s top landscapes and attractions are right on your doorstep. There are countless hikes, as well as the famous Martinborough wine region. Wellington is the perfect location for a quick getaway, but it can also be a great place to start an adventure around New Zealand. From Wellington, you could catch the Interislander ferry to the picturesque South Island or head north to experience the charm of the North Island. Use Webjet’s guide to Wellington, and start planning your next holiday with cheap flights to Wellington from Perth.
The Best Time to Travel on Flights Perth to Wellington
The weather in Wellington changes quite dramatically through the year. The city experiences four distinct seasons with warm, sunny summers and cold, rainy winters. Summer is the high season in Wellington due to its beautiful weather averaging about 20°C during the day and calendar of exciting events. This is the busiest season when tourists, including those on flights Perth to Wellington, flock to the city and hotels increase their rates. In order to maximise savings, summer hotels and flights from PER to WLG should be booked early. For the best savings on Perth to Wellington flights, consider visiting during the winter months. Weather gets chilly, but still reaches about 10°C during the day. Winter experiences about 10 rainy days each month, but there is sunshine to look forward to as well. Wellington is known as the windiest city in the world, and winter is when you can truly experience “Windy Welly.” Some days can experience strong winds that will make the temperature feel colder than it is. But don’t worry; there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you warm on the winter days, including museums and the city’s vast array of quirky cafes and craft beer bars. For good prices as well as good weather, consider booking cheap flights Perth to Wellington in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. Temperatures are pleasant, and hotel prices decrease outside of the high season. These are also the best seasons to experience the Botanic Gardens and many hikes around Wellington. Spring comes with pastel shades of flowers, and autumn brings with it vividly coloured foliage.
Departing From Perth
Perth has one major airport, which is located 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) east of the CBD. The airport is made up of four terminals that are divided into two precincts. The majority of Perth to Wellington flights depart from the T1/T2 Precinct, while Qantas and Jetstar fly out of the T3/T4 Precinct. Cheap flights to Wellington from Perth are available with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Emirates. While all Perth to Wellington flights include a stopover, a quick stopover can get you into Wellington Airport (WLG) in about 9 hours. There’s plenty of opportunities to book Perth to Wellington return flights with about 35 to 40 flights each day.
Getting to Perth Airport
For the most affordable journey to Perth Airport, you can take the city bus for $4.80 AUD. Buses are available from the city to each of the airport precincts. To get to the T1/T2 Precinct, catch bus 380. This bus originates at the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and also makes stops at Victoria Park Transfer Station, Burswood Train Station, and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre. To reach the T3/T4 Precinct, you can catch the number 40 bus from the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. Each of these bus routes makes regular departures and reaches the airport in about 30 minutes. For a direct ride to your terminal, you can catch a taxi or an Uber from locations all over the Perth CBD and suburbs. Travelling from the CBD, a taxi will get you to Perth Airport in less than 20 minutes for about $30 to $45 AUD. If you are travelling from Fremantle, you can reach the airport in about 30 minutes for a fare of $50 to $70 AUD.
Parking at Perth Airport
Looking to leave your car at the airport while making use of Perth to Wellington flights? Both Long Term and Short Term parking are offered at all four airport terminals. Booking in advance can save up to 30% on your parking space.
Where to Park at Perth Airport
- The Long Term car park is located just outside the airport with a 24-hour shuttle bus departing for the terminals every 10 minutes. Parking starts at $27 AUD per day and $95 AUD per week.
- The Short Term car park is located beside the airport terminals, so you can walk from your car to the terminal in just a few minutes. The Short Term car park starts at $49 AUD per day and $129 AUD per week.
Arriving in Wellington
Wellington is home to one major airport and it receives all Perth to Wellington flights. It is also the primary airport serving the southern portion of New Zealand’s North Island. Wellington Airport (WLG) is located 8 kilometres (5 miles) southeast of the CBD and offers several easy and affordable options to reach your hotel in the city.
How to Get from Wellington Airport (WLG) to Your Wellington Hotel or Accommodation
The most popular option to reach the city from Wellington Airport (WLG) is on the Airport Flyer bus. The bus departs from the airport every 20 minutes and arrives into central Wellington in about a half hour. The Airport Flyer makes several stops within the Wellington CBD, including Courtenay Place, Willis Street, and Lambton Quay. Bus fare from the airport into the centre costs $9 NZD ($8.55 AUD) on the Airport Flyer. For a lower price, you can also catch a public bus from near the airport to your hotel in the city. Once the cheap flights Perth to Wellington have landed at Wellington Airport (WLG), walk for about 10 minutes to the corner of Broadway Street and Hobart Street. From there, bus number 2 departs regularly and includes several stops in the CBD. Bus fare typically costs $5 NZD ($4.75 AUD), but if you’ll be taking public transport regularly in Wellington, you can purchase a Snapper card for $10 NZD ($9.50 AUD). This will decrease your bus fare to just $2.81 NZD ($1.72 AUD). If a taxi is your preferred method of transportation from the airport, you can reach your hotel in the CBD in about 15 to 20 minutes. Taxis from Wellington Airport (WLG) use metres to calculate fare and cost about $30 to $40 NZD ($28.50 to $38.05 AUD) into the CBD.
Things to do in Wellington
Ride the Cable Car to the Botanic Gardens
One of the first places tourists with Perth to Wellington flights visit once they have arrived in the NZ capital is its iconic Cable Car. The bright red Cable Car has been in operation since 1902, transporting Wellingtonians up the side of one of the city’s steep hills. Catch the Cable Car from Lambton Quay and take the journey up to the top. Throughout the ride and from the viewpoint at the top of the hill, you’ll be rewarded with some truly stunning perspectives over Wellington. Once you reach the Cable Car’s top station, there is a free Cable Car Museum where you can learn about its history. Right beside the Cable Car station, you can also visit the Botanic Gardens. The gardens are bursting with colour and include lots of trees and flowers that are native to New Zealand.
After taking the Cable Car to its top station, you’ll have the opportunity to catch a free shuttle bus to Zealandia. Zealandia is a large ecosanctuary that is home to lots of plants and animals that are native to New Zealand. Many of these species are endangered, and Zealandia is working to get their populations back up. Within Zealandia, there are walking trails through the sanctuary where you can take in the views and see some of the resident plants and animals. Zealandia doesn’t enclose their animals, so you can often see a small animal or bird walking along beside you, which makes for an unforgettable experience.
Explore the Waterfront
Central Wellington is spread across the large Wellington Harbour. Along the harbour, there are some incredible views of the water as well as the mountains and hills in the distance. Within the CBD, there are walkways that you can stroll along to take in the views and atmosphere of Wellington’s waterfront. Along the way, there are lots of restaurants and bars, and in summer, you can regularly find different festivals and markets taking place on the waterfront. At the eastern end of Wellington’s CBD, there is a small harbourside neighbourhood called Oriental Bay. This area is popular among locals and is home to a small beach, a boardwalk lined with boat houses, and colourful houses stacked up on the hills.
Te Papa Museum
Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, and it’s located right in the heart of Wellington. Within the museum, there are lots of interesting exhibits that will give you some insight into the history and culture of New Zealand. While visiting Te Papa, you can learn more about Maori culture, fault lines and seismic activity, local art, and natural history. In addition to its main exhibits, Te Papa also features short-term exhibits that touch on unique topics. In the past, many of these exhibits have been designed by Wellington’s famous Weta Studios.
Mount Victoria Lookout
One of the geographical aspects that makes Wellington so beautiful are the hills that surround the city. With the city’s tall hills come some gorgeous views. For one of the most popular views over Wellington, head to the Mount Victoria Lookout, which is just outside the CBD. It can be reached by bus, but for the true experience, hike up Mount Victoria from the city centre. The hike is short, but is steep at times, so be sure to pack sturdy shoes in the luggage you bring on your Perth to Wellington flights. From the top of Mount Victoria, you can experience views over Wellington and its harbour on one side and the green hills of Miramar on the other side.
The Weta Studios
When you think of cities that are big in movie production, Wellington probably isn’t one of the first few that spring to mind. But Wellington is home to the Weta Studios, which has played a vital role in lots of major Hollywood films. The Weta Studios design costumes, props, sets, and special effects that are used in films. They have worked on a lot of major films, but their most well-known include the Lord of the Rings franchise, Avatar, and the Chronicles of Narnia. Visitors with Perth to Wellington return flights can tour the studio to learn about their design process and see some of the famous props and costumes they have designed. While visiting the studio, you may even get a first look into one of their next big projects.