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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Wairarapa Balloon Festival - Trust House Night Glow
When: Apr 20, 03:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: Judds Road, Masterton, Wairarapa
Venue: Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa
Zealandia's Egg-cellent Easter Adventure
When: Apr 19 to Apr 22, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington
Venue: ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary, Wellington
Tim Minchin - Back Tour
When: Apr 18 to Apr 19, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Lock Them In the Attic
When: Apr 13 to Apr 28, 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington
Venue: Wellington Museum, Wellington
The Super Cable Car Easter Egg Hunt
When: Apr 20 to Apr 21, 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Where: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Venue: Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
Queen + Adam Lambert - The Rhapsody Tour 2020
When: Feb 5, 06:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Glow in the dark titiwai tours - New Zealand glow worms
When: Apr 12 to Sep 27, 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 101 Glenmore St, Wellington
Venue: Botanic Garden, Wellington
When: Apr 18 to Apr 28, 02:00 PM to 02:45 PM
Where: Cnr Rimu Rd & Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Venue: Kapiti Primary School, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Waikanae Easter Market 2019
When: Apr 20, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Waikanae Town Centre
Venue: Waikanae Easter Market 2019, Waikanae, Wellington Region
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.