City Name: Wellington
Where is it located?: Wellington is located at the southern tip of the North Island, on the Cook Strait.
Why do people go there?: As the capital of New Zealand, Wellington is home to an impressive number of sharp-looking museums and a decent amount of nightlifeï¿½at least on the weekends. A beautiful city with stunning views of the mountains, it can be a bit cold at times but it generally quite agreeable.
How do travelers get there?: Flights are available, but taking a ferry from the South Island or busing/training it from Auckland is more popular.
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
City Code: 4
Attractions: National Capital, Museums, Shopping
Tourist Office: Corner Wakefield & Victoria Streets, Wellington, Phone: +64 48024860, Fax: +64 48024863, Postal:PO Box 11 007 Wellington, Email: bookings@WellingtonNZ.com, Website: www.WellingtonNZ.com
Off-the-beaten-path: Rimutaka hills, Wairarapaa valley, Martinborough, Greytown, Cape Palliser
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Like the rest of New Zealand, the best times to hit the city are during the summer, preferably avoiding the packed months of December and January.
City Specific Events: Various festivals are held almost every month in New Zealand’s capital.
How to get around?: Put on those walking shoes, and be prepared to jump on some public transport.
Good to know: Wellington, as New Zealand’s capital, has a number of government funded museums.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Wellington is the Wellington International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Wellington travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how toget there.