Transport & Accommodation Product Updates

A lot has changed in Wellington since 2020. Check out what's different and what's new in transport and accommodation, as we welcome visitors to the city.

Wellington is the creative capital of New Zealand, where culture, history, nature and cuisine meet.

Hear the stories from passionate guides, be inspired by world-winning creatives and get up close to nature in its natural habitat.

Visitors need at least 2 nights here to have at least one full day to sightsee and experience all Wellington has to offer.

For more information and inspiration to help you sell Wellington's travel products, visit the Tourism Trade Hub.

Transport

Wellington is easy to get to and get around. Fly into Wellington via Australia, Auckland or Christchurch or drive down SH1 or SH2. To explore further afield, the below product updates will keep you in the know about Wellington’s updated transport options.

Flight frequency updates

Wellington International Airport welcomed its first international flight from Australia on the 31st March and is in preparation to welcome back many more in the coming months. This infographic illustrates flight frequencies based on the middle of the year. Good Trans-Tasman connectivity is expected to be back by October!

Note: due to the variability of current circumstances the information on this infographic is subject to change.

 

Accommodation

One night in Wellington is never enough! Visitors need at least two nights here to have at least one full day to sightsee and experience all Wellington has to offer. Find the relevant accommodation updates to ensure you’re in the loop.

More hotel updates

  • Atura Wellington - EVENT has opened Atura Wellington, previously The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges, an invigorating new brand in New Zealand. Atura Wellington is Qualmark accredited and now open.
  • Rydges Airport Hotel is now open with 134 rooms, conference facilities, a restaurant and bar, and airport terminal access.
  • YHA group accommodation have closed its doors permanently. 
  • Park Wellington Hotel has closed its doors permanently.
  • Distinction Hotels Wellington has closed its doors permanently.

Accommodation in the Wairarapa

Only an hour from Wellington City by car or train, the Wairarapa is one of New Zealand's top food and wine destinations at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. A day visit or overnight trip is the perfect complement to your stay in Wellington.

Tākina - Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre

DUE TO OPEN IN 2023

Tākina means to invoke, to connect, to bring forth. Tākina, the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be a place of welcoming, learning and sharing.

This innovative new facility will provide 10,000 square metres of multipurpose conference and exhibition space over three floors, which can be tailored to single or multiple events. The top two floors will be purpose-built conference and exhibition spaces and the ground floor will feature an open public space with cafes and a visiting exhibition gallery, which will feature large international consumer exhibitions.

Tākina will increase demand for new accommodation in Wellington, so watch this space for new hotel openings.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more, we are here to help. Contact the Tourism Trade team or email: 

Jo Heaton - Tourism and Visitor Economy Manager
Leanne Smith - Tourism Trade Specialist

Activities and experiences

There are also updates to some of Wellington's activities and experiences

See what's new

All prices are retail New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Page last updated: 14 April 2022.