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Where to stay in Wellington

Te Aro
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Te Aro

Friendly People, Theaters, Walking

4.5/5 (118 Ratings)

A noteworthy feature of Te Aro is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Cuba Street Mall and Courtenay Place.

Oriental Bay
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Oriental Bay

4.5/5 (12 Ratings)

If you're spending some time in Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade and Embassy Theatre are top sights worth seeing.

Thorndon
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Thorndon

4.5/5 (8 Ratings)

While visiting Thorndon, you might make a stop by sights like St Paul's Cathedral and Lambton Quay.

Karori
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Karori

While Karori isn't home to many top sights, Zealandia and Botanic Gardens are some notable places to visit nearby.

Top Hotels in Wellington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
$100/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.4/5Excellent! (2,500 reviews)

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

4.4/5Excellent! (2,500 reviews)

"Great location, very comfy beds. If can provide couple cooking pans or pots, will be better. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Rydges Wellington
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ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
$62/night
Sep 15 - Sep 16
4.2/5Very Good! (2,635 reviews)

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

4.2/5Very Good! (2,635 reviews)

"Central location to walk to landmarks, attractions and restaurants. Car park is a little snug. A little dated however would stay there again as was comfortable, clean and good location."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

ibis Wellington
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Rydges Wellington Airport
4 out of 5
28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington
$71/night
Sep 6 - Sep 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (195 reviews)

Situated in Wellington, this luxury hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Weta Cave and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Wellington Zoo. Mount Victoria Lookout and Courtenay Place ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (195 reviews)

"Makes the early morning international flight really easy just downstairs and you are in the airport. Clean and quiet. very little plane noise."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Rydges Wellington Airport

Popular things to do in Wellington

Te Papa
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Te Papa

5/5 (136 Ratings)

See, smell and touch the exhibits at New Zealand’s hi-tech and interactive free national museum.

Courtenay Place
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Courtenay Place

4/5 (53 Ratings)

Shop, wine and dine in this culinary hot spot on one of Wellington's most fashionable streets.

Cuba Street Mall
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Cuba Street Mall

4.5/5 (109 Ratings)

Enjoy artisan coffees, sample specialty foods, browse through vintage shops or hunt for retro bargains in Wellington's bohemian heart.

Wellington Zoo
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Wellington Zoo

4.5/5 (14 Ratings)

Spend some quality time with big cats, giraffes, red pandas and white-cheeked gibbons at New Zealand’s oldest zoo.

Beehive
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Beehive

4/5 (40 Ratings)

Go on a free guided tour of the seat of New Zealand’s power, the beehive-shaped building that houses the New Zealand Parliament's Executive wing.

Mount Victoria Lookout
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Mount Victoria Lookout

4.5/5 (56 Ratings)

Stroll along a scenic walkway through a pretty Wellington Town Belt reserve to this lookout for spectacular panoramic views of the city.

Top activities in Wellington

Wellington City Sights & Coastline Tour
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Wellington City Sights & Coastline Tour

$28

Get acquainted with New Zealand's second largest city, the world's most southerly capital. Take in spectacular views of this city surrounded by water—its iconic architectural landmarks as well as its scenic coast—from the most stunning vantage points.

Wellington Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
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Wellington Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

$29

A great guided tour and Wellington’s 10 best hop-off stops Hop on board one of our minibuses and traverse Wellington’s winding streets on our intimate and informative 90min guided Tour.

There & Back Again: The Full Experience at Weta Workshop
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There & Back Again: The Full Experience at Weta Workshop

$57

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore the Weta Cave Workshop Tour and the Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go.

There & Back Again: Weta Cave Workshop Tour
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There & Back Again: Weta Cave Workshop Tour

$44

Enter the exciting world of filmmaking with this immersive, behind-the-scenes look at New Zealand's Weta Workshop. You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore the Weta Cave Workshop Tour.

Lord of the Rings Tour
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Lord of the Rings Tour

$62

Lord of the Rings fans unite on this tour of the sprawling New Zealand countryside, where the majority of the famous movie series was filmed. Visit locations you remember from the movies, explore the stunning natural environment, and learn secrets of how the films' epic scenes came to be.

Wellington Cable Car Journey
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Wellington Cable Car Journey

$3

Cable Car tickets can be purchased online prior to arrival or at the Ticket Office at arrival. Tickets are valid for 6 months after purchase. We recommend purchasing your tickets online to avoid any potential queues, especially during summer in Wellington.

Reviews of Wellington

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
131
4 - Good
67
3 - Okay
12
2 - Disappointing
0
1 - Terrible
2

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 12, 2019

Great scenery. Nice people. Lots to see.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 2, 2019

Cuba street and WETA make it worthwhile

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 1, 2019

Very compact cosmopolitan city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 28, 2019

great short break

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 25, 2019

They are committed to a clean and healthy environment, the Harbor area is excellent for dining and access to museums, lots of shops and cafes centrally located; good mix of old and new architecture; overall a very enjoyable place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 22, 2019

I love Wellington after having lived there for 2 years a while ago, but this visit was for a family funeral.

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