Wellington - the home of coffee, culture, and cinema
The "coolest little capital" is home to under half a million people and a surprising number of excellent cafes, bars, and restaurants. The compact CBD is a great place for strolling to find your next bite or brew to sample.
Wellington also draws plenty of film buffs for it's role in the Lord of the Rings movies, mountain bikers for the excellent trails easily accessible from town, and culture cravers looking to explore our centre of government and National Museum.
at a glance
Best known for
as the home to NZ's government
Did you know
there are more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita here than New York City!
Don't leave without
seeing the view from Mount Victoria
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The Wellington Ice Skating Rink
When: Jul 4 to Aug 2, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: Queens Wharf, Wellington
Venue: Queens Wharf, Wellington
Bad Girls of Burlesque
When: Jul 10 to Jul 11, 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 26 Allen Street, Wellington
Venue: The Fringe Bar, Wellington
The Wellington Comedy Club - July
When: Jul 2 to Jul 30, 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 171 Cuba St, Wellington
Venue: San Fran, Wellington
Wellington Mid Winter Ball
When: Jul 25 to Jul 26, 07:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 131-135, Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011, Wellington
Venue: The Public Trust Building, Wellington
Greytown Festival of Christmas
When: Jul 1 to Jul 31, 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
Venue: Greytown Village, Greytown, Wairarapa
Free As A Bird
When: May 23 to Jul 19, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington
Venue: ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary, Wellington
Louisa Williamson Quintet
When: Jul 23, 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Venue: The Third Eye, Wellington
All Blacks v Wales
When: Jul 11, 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where: 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington
Lip Sync Assassins!
When: Jul 11 to Jul 12, 09:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 63 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Venue: Ivy Bar and Cabaret, Wellington
YHA Wellington is one of the best-located backpacker hostels in town, complete with two kitchens, vibrant communal spaces, and an on-site espresso bar.
This charming heritage backpacker hostel offers an opportunity to experience the luxury of early New Zealand, combined with well-kept, modern facilities.
A family-owned backpacker hostel, YHA Picton The Villa has everything on its doorstep; diving, kayaking, walks, or of course, a ferry ride to the North Island.