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Holidays To Wellington

New Zealand’s happening capital has stacks of things to do, from bustling cafés to a Middle Earth experience. 

Built around a big blue harbour and backed by rolling hills, Wellington is said to have more bars and restaurants per capita than NYC (whatever the exact number, it’s definitely a lot). Nature lovers, hipsters, movie buffs and pretty much everybody else will adore Wellington, for its gardens and wildlife sanctuaries, amazing food and coffee, fascinating museums and film workshop tours. Book your Wellington holiday package with us and start your New Zealand adventure in its capital of cool. 

History
A Polynesian explorer named Kupe discovered Wellington in 950 AD. In the 1840s, Europeans began to arrive. The New Zealand Company chose the name Wellington to honour the Duke of Wellington, one of its supporters. In 1865, Wellington took Auckland’s place as the capital of New Zealand. 

Things to do
Right next to Wellington’s spectacular harbour you’ll find the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Here are six floors of fascinating art and exhibitions with categories ranging from Maori to Art to History. See a real-life colossal squid up close, shake up your holiday in the Earthquake House and take a look at hundreds of art works spread through 11 galleries. 

There are plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors in Wellington. Wellington Botanic Garden has 26 hectares of forest and flowers, including the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, a geometric pattern of rose beds arranged by colour. If you want to see some of New Zealand’s rarest and most interesting wildlife (plus a gorgeous reservoir to walk around), make sure you visit Zealandia. Wander through protected native bush and keep your eyes peeled for rare birds and lizards. Or mix it up with a Zealandia by Night tour. 

If you need more sights to see in this harbourside city, the Beehive is probably Wellington’s most interesting-looking government building – it’s shaped just how it sounds. Wellington Zoo, Wellington Museum and Space Place at Carter Observatory should all help to keep you and the whole family busy. 

If you’re a fan of legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson (of Lord of the Rings fame), go behind the scenes of the studio responsible for LOTR’s special effects: Weta. Take a tour of the Weta workshop for props and costumes, plus crew members telling stories of the creative process. 

Shopping and dining
Wellington has heaps of unique local shopping opportunities, from the markets of fresh local food and wine to the quirky shops and second-hand goodies of Cuba Street. There’s a thriving restaurant scene ranging from fancy to simple and easy. The craft beer scene is equally impressive, there are heaps of cafes to chill out in, and if you want to bring back the brunch, this is the place. 

Getting here
It’s easy to get around on your Wellington holiday. The city centre is small enough to walk across, and the public transport system includes buses, trains, ferries and a cable car. To get here, bundle up your flights and accommodation into a Wellington holiday package on Wotif, and you’ll be on your way in no time!


Guide to Exploring Wellington

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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

147 The Terrace, Wellington
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (1,075 reviews)

    This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of St Paul's Cathedral, Old St Paul's, and Carter Observatory. Botanic ...

    James Cook Hotel Grand ChancellorNZ$122

    28 Apr - 29 Apr

    Rydges Wellington

    Rydges Wellington

    75 Featherston St, Wellington
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (1,082 reviews)

      Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Old Government Buildings, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. ...

      Rydges WellingtonNZ$164

      28 Apr - 29 Apr

      The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

      The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges

      24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.2 out of 5 (1,050 reviews)

        This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of National Library and Wellington Central Business District. Wellington ...

        The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by RydgesNZ$111

        28 Apr - 29 Apr

        DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington

        DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington

        Corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street,, 28 Grey Street, Wellington, NZ
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.8 out of 5 (58 reviews)

          Situated in Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Lambton Quay and Wellington Central Business District. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington ...

          DoubleTree by Hilton WellingtonNZ$153

          11 May - 12 May

          West Plaza Hotel

          West Plaza Hotel

          110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.2 out of 5 (959 reviews)

            Located in Te Aro, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Wellington Town Hall, Michael Fowler Centre, and Civic Square. City Gallery Wellington and City-to-Sea ...

            West Plaza HotelNZ$109

            23 Apr - 24 Apr

            C Hotel

            C Hotel

            223 Cuba Street, Wellington, Wellington
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.2 out of 5 (1,028 reviews)

              Located in Te Aro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Cuba Street Mall. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington ...

              C HotelNZ$86

              12 May - 13 May

              Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman

              Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman

              169 Willis St, Wellington
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.0 out of 5 (726 reviews)

                Located in Te Aro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Cuba Street Mall. Wellington Waterfront and Courtenay Place ...

                Mercure Wellington Abel TasmanNZ$98

                12 May - 13 May

                Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

                Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

                100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.6 out of 5 (1,046 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Parade, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington ...

                  Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental BayNZ$147

                  28 Apr - 29 Apr

                  QT Wellington Apartments

                  QT Wellington Apartments

                  90 Cable Street, Wellington
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.7 out of 5 (705 reviews)

                    Located in Te Aro, this luxury hotel is steps from Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. Oriental ...

                    QT Wellington ApartmentsNZ$228

                    26 Apr - 27 Apr

                    InterContinental Wellington

                    InterContinental Wellington

                    2 Grey Street, Wellington
                      5.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.7 out of 5 (730 reviews)

                      Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Lambton Quay, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum ...

                      InterContinental WellingtonNZ$142

                      27 Apr - 28 Apr

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