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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Eminem - Rapture 2019
When: Mar 2, 03:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
HighLight: Carnival of Lights
When: Oct 19 to Oct 22, 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Laings Road, Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
Venue: Riddiford Gardens, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
When: Oct 19 to Oct 20, 05:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: 6 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Venue: Munchen Food Hall & Bier Haus, Wellington
Nightmares Containment Blackout
When: Oct 19 to Nov 3, 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The Esplanade, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
Venue: Honiana Te Puni Reserve, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
Constellation Cup: Silver Ferns vs Australian Diamonds
When: Oct 18, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Queens Wharf, Wellington
Venue: TSB Arena, Wellington
Steve Gadd Drum Workshop
When: Oct 18, 06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
Where: Student Union Building, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington
Venue: Victoria University Memorial Theatre, Wellington
Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour
When: Oct 21, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington
Venue: The Opera House, Wellington
Cool Sh*t Happens - Pop Up Store
When: Sep 18 to Nov 11, 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 134 Vivian Street
Venue: Pop up Store, Wellington
Behind The Lines - Rob Ruha & Ria Hall
When: Oct 19, 07:30 PM to 09:45 PM
Where: 55 Cable Street, Wellington
Venue: Te Marae, Te Papa Tongarewa, 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.