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Wellington Guide

Know Before You Go

  • If you want to see New Zealand's nocturnal kiwi birds, go to Wellington's Zealandia Sanctuary. It's only a ten-minute drive from the city, and the after-hours guided tour costs NZD 85 for adults.
  • Explore Wellington on foot with one of the free walking tours. You'll learn all about the city's history, architecture and culture without making a dent in your holiday budget.
  • Wellington is New Zealand's cultural capital. Set aside time to explore the city's museums, art galleries, food scene and it's live entertainment.
  • If you want to spend a night out on the town, head to Courtney Place. You'll find many of Wellington's best bars and nightclubs within walking distance. Keep in mind that the drinking age in New Zealand is 18, and the last call is 5 am on the weekends.
  • While New Zealand isn't the most Wifi-friendly country, you'll find it more available in Wellington. Head to McDonald's and the Waterfront for free internet.

Getting Around Wellington

Wellington is one the most walkable cities in the world. It's only two kilometres in diameter, making it easy to explore on foot in under 20 minutes.

If you need to get around faster than your feet can carry you, the city has an excellent public transport system:

  • Ridesharing apps like Uber are cheaper than normal taxis. It's a great option if you are in a rush or want to get back to your hotel late at night. If you want to save more money, use the Uber Pool option and share your ride.
  • Metlink is Wellington's interlinked network of buses, trolleys, cable cars, trains and ferries. You can buy a Snapper card to save money on trips or purchase a day pass for unlimited travel on Metlink. Take the cable car if you want to visit the Botanical Gardens and want the best view of the city from above.
  • Bike rentals are available in Wellington, but they are not cheap. Full-day rental costs NZD 70 per bike.
  • If you want to visit off-the-beaten-track destinations outside the city, you'll need to hire a car. If you aren't used to driving on the left, be careful on the highways and research your route beforehand.

Best time to visit Wellington

When is The Best Time to Visit Wellington?

The best time to visit New Zealand's windy city is during its shoulder season. From February to March you'll catch the last bit of warm weather as the high season crowds start to dissipate.

Daylight savings is also in effect until April, so you'll have more time to explore and sightsee. The kids will be back at school making accommodation prices more affordable than other months and crowds at a minimum.

Winters in Wellington often see temperatures dropping to below 0 degree Celsius. But if you can handle the colder weather and don't mind the rain, you'll be rewarded with hardly any crowds and cheap accommodation options.

December to January is the summer season and the busiest time of year. If you want to save money, book your hotel room before the high season kicks in and prices start to inflate to meet the demand.

No matter what time of year you visit Wellington, the city will be windy. Pack a few jackets, knit sweaters and denim to stay warm and keep the cold at bay.

Airports

Airports in Wellington

Wellington International Airport

Wellington International is located 5.5km from the city centre. It links New Zealand to a range of domestic destinations as well as major cities in eastern Australia. It serves as a hub for Air New Zealand and is the third busiest airport in the country.

Getting to and from Wellington International Airport

The cheapest way to get from Wellington International Airport into town is the Airport Flyer. It is an express bus service that runs every 10 minutes from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm. It runs every 20 minutes at all other times. Fares will cost you NZD 9 one way, and buses leave from Level 0 to the right of the domestic baggage claim area.

Taxi ranks are outside the baggage claim area on Level 0 in the main terminal. A one way trip to the CBD will cost NZD 30 - 40 and take 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. Taxis accept payment by cash, credit or EFTPOS.

Airport shuttles are a cheaper option if you don't want to take a taxi or you are in a large group. The shuttle area is outside the baggage claim area on Level 0 and cost NZD 20 one way. You can pay with cash or credit card and book your shuttle online.

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Know Before You Go

  • If you want to see New Zealand's nocturnal kiwi birds, go to Wellington's Zealandia Sanctuary. It's only a ten-minute drive from the city, and the after-hours guided tour costs NZD 85 for adults.
  • Explore Wellington on foot with one of the free walking tours. You'll learn all about the city's history, architecture and culture without making a dent in your holiday budget.
  • Wellington is New Zealand's cultural capital. Set aside time to explore the city's museums, art galleries, food scene and it's live entertainment.
  • If you want to spend a night out on the town, head to Courtney Place. You'll find many of Wellington's best bars and nightclubs within walking distance. Keep in mind that the drinking age in New Zealand is 18, and the last call is 5 am on the weekends.
  • While New Zealand isn't the most Wifi-friendly country, you'll find it more available in Wellington. Head to McDonald's and the Waterfront for free internet.

Getting Around Wellington

Wellington is one the most walkable cities in the world. It's only two kilometres in diameter, making it easy to explore on foot in under 20 minutes.

If you need to get around faster than your feet can carry you, the city has an excellent public transport system:

  • Ridesharing apps like Uber are cheaper than normal taxis. It's a great option if you are in a rush or want to get back to your hotel late at night. If you want to save more money, use the Uber Pool option and share your ride.
  • Metlink is Wellington's interlinked network of buses, trolleys, cable cars, trains and ferries. You can buy a Snapper card to save money on trips or purchase a day pass for unlimited travel on Metlink. Take the cable car if you want to visit the Botanical Gardens and want the best view of the city from above.
  • Bike rentals are available in Wellington, but they are not cheap. Full-day rental costs NZD 70 per bike.
  • If you want to visit off-the-beaten-track destinations outside the city, you'll need to hire a car. If you aren't used to driving on the left, be careful on the highways and research your route beforehand.

When is The Best Time to Visit Wellington?

The best time to visit New Zealand's windy city is during its shoulder season. From February to March you'll catch the last bit of warm weather as the high season crowds start to dissipate.

Daylight savings is also in effect until April, so you'll have more time to explore and sightsee. The kids will be back at school making accommodation prices more affordable than other months and crowds at a minimum.

Winters in Wellington often see temperatures dropping to below 0 degree Celsius. But if you can handle the colder weather and don't mind the rain, you'll be rewarded with hardly any crowds and cheap accommodation options.

December to January is the summer season and the busiest time of year. If you want to save money, book your hotel room before the high season kicks in and prices start to inflate to meet the demand.

No matter what time of year you visit Wellington, the city will be windy. Pack a few jackets, knit sweaters and denim to stay warm and keep the cold at bay.

Airports in Wellington

Wellington International Airport

Wellington International is located 5.5km from the city centre. It links New Zealand to a range of domestic destinations as well as major cities in eastern Australia. It serves as a hub for Air New Zealand and is the third busiest airport in the country.

Getting to and from Wellington International Airport

The cheapest way to get from Wellington International Airport into town is the Airport Flyer. It is an express bus service that runs every 10 minutes from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm. It runs every 20 minutes at all other times. Fares will cost you NZD 9 one way, and buses leave from Level 0 to the right of the domestic baggage claim area.

Taxi ranks are outside the baggage claim area on Level 0 in the main terminal. A one way trip to the CBD will cost NZD 30 - 40 and take 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. Taxis accept payment by cash, credit or EFTPOS.

Airport shuttles are a cheaper option if you don't want to take a taxi or you are in a large group. The shuttle area is outside the baggage claim area on Level 0 and cost NZD 20 one way. You can pay with cash or credit card and book your shuttle online.

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