Self-drive itinerary: Three nights in Wellington

The perfect balance of a city break with time to explore the region's great outdoors

Let your clients see the best of the city and the region with two nights in Wellington and one night in Kāpiti or Wairarapa.

With a wide range of accommodation options, you will be able to find the perfect spot to meet your client’s needs.

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Day One

Morning: Allow at least half a day for your clients to drive to Wellington. Depending on whether they drive down State Highway 1 or 2, they could stop in Kāpiti or the Wairarapa for lunch.

Afternoon: Your clients can leave their car at their accommodation and explore the city on foot.

Evening: After dinner, your clients could go looking for a little spotted kiwi in the wild on a Zealandia by Night tour.

Day Two

Morning: If your clients want to see movie magic, they could drive out to Miramar to visit Weta Cave. Book them on a Weta Cave Combo Tour to experience Weta’s two most popular tours. 

Lunch: They could enjoy lunch in Miramar and then check out the views at Mt Victoria Lookout on the way back into the city.  

Afternoon: They could join a Te Papa Highlights Tour followed by some free time to explore the famous museum. 

Evening: They could enjoy dinner at one of New Zealand's top restaurants or watch a show at one of the city’s top venues

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Day Three

Your clients can drive down to the Kāpiti Coast to catch the ferry to Kapiti Island. Book them on an Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour with Kapiti Island Nature Tours and they can enjoy a night out on the island. 

Alternatively, they could drive an hour to the beautiful Wairarapa wine region and join a tour of the wineries with Hammonds Wellington Tours or Green Jersey Cycle Tours. If they are planning to drink, it is best to book them to stay in Martinborough wine village, so they do not have to drive.

Check out the wide range of Wairarapa accommodation options to find the perfect spot for your clients.  

Day Four

Morning: Depending on whether they spend the night on Kapiti Island or in the Wairarapa, they can enjoy a relaxed morning before driving home via State Highway 1 or 2.

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