Wellington Travel Facts

The Basics

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 nightlife�at 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

Population: 380,000

Languages: English

Travel Information

Attractions: National Capital, Museums, Shopping

Accommodations: Wellington Hostels, Cheap Hotel Links

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.