Wellington Holidays

New Zealand
Wellington, on the North Island , is New Zealand 's capital, set on the waters of Wellington Harbour and next to Cook Strait, is sometimes overlooked by travelers on their way to the South Island . Full of music, dance, culture, and the innovative museum Museum of New Zealand Te …

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How to get to Wellington

Here's what you need to know about getting to Wellington. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Wellington takes 1 day, 3 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Wellington

Typical Holiday Price

£1340 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Wellington varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

May

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - May is the cheapest month to go to Wellington.

Where to stay in Wellington

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Wellington, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Wellington

Leigh Virkus | Trip by SkyscannerMuseum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Steve & Jemma Copley | FlickrWellington Cable Car
Wellington Cable Car
La Citta Vita | FlickrWellington Waterfront Walk
Wellington Waterfront Walk
Andrew Currie | FlickrCuba Street
Cuba Street
Ann Isabelle (@aifnyc) | Trip by SkyscannerWellington Botanic Gardens
Wellington Botanic Gardens
kurtsharpe | FlickrZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
Andrew Currie | FlickrNew Zealand Parliament Buildings
New Zealand Parliament Buildings
martin english (AUS) | FlickrWellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo
W J (Bill) Harrison | FlickrThe Weta Cave
The Weta Cave
Shirley Trang | Trip by SkyscannerMount Victoria
Mount Victoria

Reviews of Wellington

Dennis farr
Dennis farr
18/01/2016

Windy.... windy... and guess what windy. That is what makes it so great. Once you laugh at yourself you can enjoy all that this town can offer.

tcoll
tcollCardiff
30/03/2015

Wellington has been my favourite city in New Zealand by far. I thought of it like a mini Melbourne, with a cool, eclectic vibe that doesn't try to hard. It has all the hallmarks of a great city - active and vibrant walkways

Becky Bates
Becky BatesSan Diego
09/02/2013

Funky, eclectic, and just plain cool. Wellington has a Bohemian vibe that jives with it's beachside ambience, making it seem like the offspring of San Francisco and San Diego. Definitely worthy of the Coolest Little Capital in the World title.

Nicole LaBarge
Nicole LaBargeWellington
12/09/2014

Had the winner of the Burger Wellington competition today at Charley Nobles. Yum!

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