A little bit of Wellington

Sitting at the heart of New Zealand, Wellington has a little bit of everything to warm up your winter

Winter in Wellington is a little bit special. There may not be snow to accompany the cold, but Wellington still knows how to create a winter wonderland over the chilliest months.

Celebrate the great indoors a little more like a Wellingtonian. When the weather’s less than ideal, locals embrace all things cosy, warm, delicious, and creative.

Forget about snow head to Wellington Zoo to meet the newest resident snow leopards or check out the line-up of incredible events, including a world-class indigenous art festival, the largest LEGO® brick exhibition Jurassic World by Brickman®, Matariki celebrations, and a delicious foodie festival.


Be part of an adventure 6 million LEGO bricks in the making. Jurassic World by Brickman® is coming exclusively to Tākina this June

Jurassic World by Brickman®

Taste a little bit of the city 

Discover a little more of the region

If you venture out into the greater Wellington region you'll find tasty food, stunning views, and a bit of adventure just beyond the harbour and hills

Hutt Valley

20 min drive north of Wellington CBD

Across the harbour lies Wellington's giant playground. The Hutt Valley is packed full of outdoor adventures and delicious eats.


20 min drive UP THE WEST COAST

Porirua offers coastal walks and water sports, and hillsides are packed with adventure. From hiking to mountain biking and high ropes. It’s a city steeped in Māori heritage and thriving with creative talent.


1 hour drive north of Wellington CBD

The Wairarapa region is home to cute villages, wild coastlines, world-class cuisine, and some of New Zealand’s best pinot noir. 

Kāpiti Coast

45 min drive UP THE WEST COAST

Take a quick drive or train ride up the coast and discover the Kāpiti Coast. You'll find sandy beaches, epic adventures, and delicious food.


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Tū ake i te tihi o Tangi te Keo/Mātairangi
Stand atop Tangi te Keo/Mātairangi mountain

Ka horapa te titiro ki Te Whanganui a Tara
Gaze upon the Great Harbour of Tara

Ngā pae maunga, ngā pae tāngata ka mihi atu nei
The mountains, the people – salutations to all