Discover Wellington

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Where to find us

Nestled between hills and harbour, Wellington is a compact, picturesque city that’s accessible and easy to get around. Located at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island, the Capital acts as the nation’s transport hub and is easily accessed by international and domestic flights, interisland ferries, trains and automobiles.

Scenic Highlights

Wellington is a capital city right on nature’s doorstep, with a peaceful walk through native bush or along a golden sandy beach never far from the urban hub. Set around an attractive waterfront, you’ll be hard pressed to find a city in the world that’s easier to get around. 

Just over an hour from Wellington, lies the award-winning Wairarapa wine region where you can also treat your tastebuds to an array of gastronomic delights.
What’s on

February / March
The New Zealand Festival

April
Homegrown

June / September
Rugby – All Blacks

August
Beervana / Wellington On a Plate

September / October
World of WearableArt® Awards Show

Conference Venues & Facilities

One size doesn’t always fit all. The capital city has big rooms, small rooms and everything in between. Whether you’re holding a small-scale meeting for six or a large industry conference for 2000, Wellington has a range of venues to meet your needs.

Accommodation

Need somewhere to lay your head? From five star hotels to quality hostels, and motor lodges to boutique B&B’s, you can sleep easy knowing Wellington has something to suit all budgets. Fancy a room with a view? We don’t mind if you do! Most downtown accommodation providers offer views of the harbour, bush-clad hills or the bustling city.

Unforgettable Experiences

We’re wild about play in Wellington. Come paddle or sail our sparkling harbour, smell the roses in the Botanic Gardens, get down and dirty on a bike in the hills, go eye-to-eye with nature at Zealandia, explore moviemaking magic at Weta – all in the same day, if you’re up for it. 

International guests also love the stories of nationhood and heritage told at the spectacular Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, the acclaimed Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Parliament Buildings and the region’s many boutique museums. Others just like to take their shoes off and sit on the golden sand on Oriental Bay with a good strong flat white. Who could blame them?