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
housing NZ's government
Did you know:
there are more cafes, bars + restaurants per capita here than New York!
Don't leave without
seeing the view from Mount Victoria
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Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka - 1st Test
When: Dec 15 to Dec 19, 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where: Sussex St, Mt Cook, Wellington
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Eminem - Rapture 2019
When: Mar 2, 03:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
New Year's Eve
When: Dec 31 to Jan 1, 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
Venue: Whairepo Lagoon, Wellington
Christmas 2018 - Join-The-Party!
When: Dec 12 to Dec 13, 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 55 Cable St, Wellington
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington
Puss In Boots - The Pantomime
When: Nov 16 to Jan 12, 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
Venue: Circa Theatre, Wellington
Fat Freddy's Drop
When: Jan 21, 02:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 611b Marine Drive, Williams Park, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
Venue: Days Bay Pavilion, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
The ABBA Show
When: Dec 14, 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington
Venue: The Opera House, Wellington
When: May 3 to May 6, 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Christmas Day Lunch
When: Dec 25, 11:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 5 Cable St, Wellington
Venue: St Johns Bar & Restaurant, Wellington
Bright, super clean, modern, and friendly, this is one of the most central hostels in Wellington. Our 5 Star Gold Qualmark-rated backpackers comes flush with two kitchens, ample communal areas, and an on-site espresso bar. Handy!
This historic hostel was built in 1880 and shows a taste of what the high life was like in early New Zealand. Enjoy our huge multi-function kitchen and dining, large comfortable lounge with television, music and games, and our free WiFi.
YHA Picton, The Villa is a converted 110-year old boutique character home with sun-drenched rooms, gardens and verandas. Located in the centre of town, everything Picton has to offer is right on our doorstep.