You'll find it easy to get around Wellington. The downtown area is compact so restaurants, cafes, hotels, attractions and transport are all within walking distance. Explore the wider Wellington region with our accessible and affordable public transport, or join a tour to see the city from an insider's perspective accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable local guides.
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 perspecitve. Plus they'll share their knowledge and stories to share 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 usings buses, trains or ferries. Be sure to pick up a Snapper card from the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre for easy, discounted travel throughout the Wellington region.
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. Here, you will also find the award-winning Cable Car Museum, and the start of the Wellington Botanic Garden.
Wellington has a compact, reasonably flat city centre and a city council committed to providing services and facilities that are accessible to everyone. Most attractions and public buildings can also be easily accessed.
Available from various city locations, mobility scooters can be booked by people aged 18+ for up to four hours free of charge.
Pick up a brochure or phone Wellington City Council on +64 4 499 4444 for more information.
These are issued by CCS Disability Action to people who use a wheelchair or mobility device and/or are unable to walk 200 metres unaided. Permit holders are allowed to park in designated mobility parking spaces for the time indicated on the parking meter.
For more information, contact CCS Disability Action on +64 4 568 9000.
There are plenty of taxi companies in Wellington to get you where you need to go. You'll also find that the drivers at Wellington Combined Taxis can also be hired out by the hour, to show you around the city.