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One of the best ways to explore Wellington is on foot. The central city is only two kilometres in diameter, meaning you can walk from one side to the other in under 20 minutes.
Whether you like nature, film, coffee or cute animals, Wellington has got you covered.
Our tour companies are experts at showing you the city from a local's perspective. Plus they'll share their knowledge and stories with you along the way.
Wellington has an excellent public transport system which is well used by the locals.
Metlink has an easy to use journey planner to help you get anywhere within the Wellington region using buses, trains or ferries. Be sure to pick up a Snapper card from the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre - it's the cheaper and faster way to pay.
The Wellington Cable Car leaves from downtown Wellington to the leafy, village-like suburb of Kelburn. At the top of the Cable Car, you will find some of the best views of Wellington.
With Wellington being so compact, getting around on a bike is also a great way to see the city. Store your bike at one of the many bike racks around the central city.
For adventurous cyclists, head out and enjoy Wellington's mountain biking tracks - there are a number just on the fringe of the city.
For those travelling around Wellington with a car, you'll find there's plenty of parking available throughout the city. Plus, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, on-street parking in the city is free (up to two hours).
Travelling with a campervan? The Wellington Watefront Motorhome Park is conveniently located in the city, on Wellington's waterfront.