Wellington

There's more than just cafes & culture in our cool capital


Wellington has a solid reputation for being one of the world's most liveable cities and it's easy to see why when you visit. It's easy to get around on foot and by public transport, there's an abundance of cafes and restaurants, and a beautiful waterfront whose magic on a good day could rival any urban waterfront. Added to that are all the cultural highlights, from Te Papa and Weta Workshop to the many galleries and museums in the city. Wellington is also a mecca for foodies, with something to tantalise every tastebud. This is the home of Fix & Fogg peanut butter, Garage Project craft beer, Wellington Chocolate Factory and Leeds St Bakery. Cuba Street hosts a night market on weekend nights which is well worth checking out, and the Wellington on a Plate festival every year is a great opportunity to experience some of the best food in the city. 

While the capital city itself serves as a big drawcard to the region, there's a lot more than the urban delights it offers. By tacking on a few extra days to a weekend trip you can explore not only the cafes and culture of Wellington, but some of the sights of the surrounding region as well. There are great tramping opportunities in the Tararua Forest Park, outdoor adventures and artisan produce to rival the capital's in Lower Hutt, wine-tasting in the Wairarapa, the stunning Castle Point lighthouse, and the delightful Kāpiti Coast. Make a day or overnight trip to pest-free Kāpiti Island to see native birds including little spotted kiwi. 

There's so much more to Wellington than you'll see at first glance that make it worth taking a little extra time to explore. Our expert travel consultants can help you with a bespoke itinerary tailored to meet your needs. 

 

Things you should know about Wellington

Soak up that good life while you're here - Wellington is consistently rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world. 

There are 363km of mountain biking and walking tracks surrounding the city, so make sure you hit some of them up!

According to the New York Times, Wellington has more bars, restaurants and cafes per capita than New York City.

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