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What to do in Wellington
Wellington is the stunning capital city of New Zealand. It’s also known as the country’s “Windy City” and it’s home to beautiful scenery, with many arts and cultural attractions. It would make a culture and nature lover out of anyone, including you.
History buffs and Instagrammers will both love going through Wellington’s landmarks. Feel history come alive at Plimmer’s Ark. Have a lovely tour of the Parliament Buildings. And nearby, there’s the stunning and iconic Old Saint Paul’s.
For even better travel photos of Wellington, bring your camera to the Botanic Garden. Then you should head next to the city’s lookout points. Enjoy the lovely scenery as you ride the Wellington Cable Car. Climb Mount Victoria for panoramic views of the city. And don’t forget the views of Mount Kaukau too.
Want to see how the kiwis live in Wellington? Go ahead and join the city’s awesome events like Becks Incredible Film Festival, the New Zealand International Arts Festival, the Cuba Street Carnival, and the annual Wellington Sevens rugby tournament.
If you want a more relaxed approach for getting to know the locals, go shopping! Grab your wallet and head to Lambton Quay shopping street, Cuba Street, Grey Town, Lower Hutt, and Tinakori Road. Are you a night owl shopper? No worries because the city has the Wellington Night Market for you.
Get more travel tips and ideas with this list of reasons to love Wellington city.
When to visit Wellington
The best time to visit Wellington weather-wise is from February to March when you can enjoy the right amount of warmth for exploring the city and still sleep comfortably and cosy at night. If you want to save some extra money, our website shows that the cheapest time to fly to Wellington is on August and September.
Good news! You can fly to New Zealand and visit Wellington any time because Australian citizens can travel to the land of kiwi visa-free. But make sure your passport is valid on the day of your arrival in New Zealand. Check out Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Wellington
Once you’ve arrived in Wellington International Airport, you can reach the city by taxi, shuttle, and the Airport Flyer express bus. Travelling around Wellington is easy too with the Metlink, bus, train, cable car, taxi, ferry, and exploring by foot.
Have a swell time in New Zealand’s Wellington city! Grab your passport now and book your Wellington flights with Skiddoo.
Temperature average in July
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