Welcome back Australia

It's been a while, Australia, and we can't wait to welcome you back to Wellington

Wellington is a little city with a big heart. Nestled between a deep blue harbour and lush green hills, New Zealand’s compact capital is packed with food, wine, craft beer, arts, culture, nature, and wildlife experiences.

Only a 3-hour flight from the east coast of Australia and a 15-minute scenic drive from the airport to the city centre, Wellington is an ideal short break destination.

Fuel your days with strong coffee and discover New Zealand's treasures in interactive museums, boutique shops, and cutting edge art galleries. Surprise your tastebuds at world-class restaurants, curious cocktail bars, and craft beer bars. Take a day trip to Wellington's regional neighbours and try some of the best cheese, wine, and chocolate, or immerse yourself in nature.

Enjoy while you're here

Even if you've been to Wellington before, we reckon it’s time for another visit.

Places to eat & drink

Where to stay

Things to see & do

Explore a little further

Exploring the Wellington region is a great way to experience the best that New Zealand has to offer. Whether you're looking for a day trip or a short stay, you'll find boutique shopping, outdoor activities, world-class vineyards, delicious food, and more – all without leaving Wellington's big backyard.

Wairarapa

Just an hour's drive north of Wellington you'll find the Wairarapa region – home to cute villages, wild coastlines, world-class cuisine, and some of New Zealand’s best pinot noir. 

Kāpiti Coast

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

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