New Zealand's best short break
In the heart of New Zealand is Wellington, a little city with a big heart, packed with everything you need for your next holiday
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 the newest cafés and restaurants, curious cocktail bars, and craft beer bars. Search for epic views on one of Wellington's many walking and cycling trails, or take a day trip to Wellington's regional neighbours and try some of the best cheese, wine, and chocolate.
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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.
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.
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.