Wellington

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About The Region

Well known for its vibrant and lively nightlife and world-class culinary pleasures, Wellington is a compact little city with a big heart. Presenting an array of cafes, gourmet & alfresco restaurants, funky cafes, nightclubs and more; the difficulty is always choosing where to go next. A cosmopolitan city with a sophistication and warmth that you will only find in New Zealand.

“Lonely Planet named Wellington as ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ (2011), and the city is renowned for its arts, culture and native beauty.
— Lonely Planet

Attractions + Events

Top Natural Attractions

  • Te Papa is Australasia’s most visited musuem and is definitely a ‘Must Do’. The USA Washington Post described it as ”one of the most ambitiously eclectic museums in the world’.
  • Wellington is home to the Royal NZ Ballet, NZ Symphony Orchestra, The National Opera and the National Dance and Drama schools, all perform regularly in town.
  • Courtney Pl. is the nightlife capital, full of restaurants, bars, cafes and theatres.
  • Cuba St. is the Bohemian alternative quarter capturing the city’s creative pulse.
  • Lambton Quay, Featherston St. and Willis St. tempt with designer fashions and food to match.

Culture, Heritage and Shopping

  • Te Papa is Australasia’s most visited musuem and is definitely a ‘Must Do’. The USA Washington Post described it as ”one of the most ambitiously eclectic museums in the world’.
  • Wellington is home to the Royal NZ Ballet, NZ Symphony Orchestra, The National Opera and the National Dance and Drama schools, all perform regularly in town.
  • Courtney Pl. is the nightlife capital, full of restaurants, bars, cafes and theatres.
  • Cuba St. is the Bohemian alternative quarter capturing the city’s creative pulse.
  • Lambton Quay, Featherston St. and Willis St. tempt with designer fashions and food to match.

Events

  • 14th – 30th August 2015
    Visa Wellington On a Plate – NZ’s Largest Culinary Festival
  • 24th September – 11th October 2015
    World of Wearable Art Awards Show
  • 21st November 2015
    Elton John Concert
  • 1st December 2015
    AC/DC “Rock or Bust Tour” Concert
  • February 2016
    Hertz Rugby Sevens

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Wellington NZ Map

Drive Times

From To Kms Hrs
Wellington Auckland 650 kms 9hrs 30 mins
Wellington Rotorua 460 kms 6 hrs 30 mins
Wellington Taupo 370 kms 5 hr 20 mins
Wellington Masterton 100 kms 1 hrs 20 mins
Wellington Napier 320 kms 4 hrs 30 mins