FIFA Women's World Cup™ in Wellington

The FIFA Women's World Cup™ starts on 20 July - here's how to kick off your journey to Wellington

Kick off your FIFA Women's World Cup experience by staying in the heart of New Zealand. Wellington is surrounded by lush green hills, a deep blue harbour and plenty of things to keep you busy between games.

With some of the best restaurants in New Zealand, you have a wild choice of experiences in front of you. From craft beer tours to urban wine experiences, the city is built around arts and culture and is also home to numerous wildlife and outdoor experiences. 

If you want to venture away from the city, just over the hill is the Wairarapa, which has New Zealand’s best boutique wineries; or you can take a train trip along the west coast and take in the stunning views.

With more bars, cafes and restaurants per capita than New York, the locals say "you can't beat Wellington on a good day". Whatever you're looking for on your trip to New Zealand, Wellington has it all.

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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.

Wairarapa Region

Just over the hill you'll find cute villages, wild coastlines, world-class cuisine, and some of New Zealand’s best pinot noir.


Take a quick drive or train ride along the coast and discover sandy beaches, epic adventures, and delicious food.

About the tournament

The world's best international football teams will be gracing our shores in 2023 to inspire young in Aotearoa (and across the globe) that living your dreams is possible.

Come and see some of the world's best female athletes as they battle it out in the world's largest sporting event, the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™. The tournament will give international communities across  the chance to embrace their unique and diverse cultures, as we celebrate talented wāhine, right here in Wellington.