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Top Wellington Flight + Hotel packages

Holidays To Wellington

New Zealand’s happening capital has stacks of things to do, from bustling cafés to a Middle Earth experience. 

Built around a big blue harbour and backed by rolling hills, Wellington is said to have more bars and restaurants per capita than NYC (whatever the exact number, it’s definitely a lot). Nature lovers, hipsters, movie buffs and pretty much everybody else will adore Wellington, for its gardens and wildlife sanctuaries, amazing food and coffee, fascinating museums and film workshop tours. Book your Wellington holiday package with us and start your New Zealand adventure in its capital of cool. 

History
A Polynesian explorer named Kupe discovered Wellington in 950 AD. In the 1840s, Europeans began to arrive. The New Zealand Company chose the name Wellington to honour the Duke of Wellington, one of its supporters. In 1865, Wellington took Auckland’s place as the capital of New Zealand. 

Things to do
Right next to Wellington’s spectacular harbour you’ll find the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Here are six floors of fascinating art and exhibitions with categories ranging from Maori to Art to History. See a real-life colossal squid up close, shake up your holiday in the Earthquake House and take a look at hundreds of art works spread through 11 galleries. 

There are plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors in Wellington. Wellington Botanic Garden has 26 hectares of forest and flowers, including the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, a geometric pattern of rose beds arranged by colour. If you want to see some of New Zealand’s rarest and most interesting wildlife (plus a gorgeous reservoir to walk around), make sure you visit Zealandia. Wander through protected native bush and keep your eyes peeled for rare birds and lizards. Or mix it up with a Zealandia by Night tour. 

If you need more sights to see in this harbourside city, the Beehive is probably Wellington’s most interesting-looking government building – it’s shaped just how it sounds. Wellington Zoo, Wellington Museum and Space Place at Carter Observatory should all help to keep you and the whole family busy. 

If you’re a fan of legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson (of Lord of the Rings fame), go behind the scenes of the studio responsible for LOTR’s special effects: Weta. Take a tour of the Weta workshop for props and costumes, plus crew members telling stories of the creative process. 

Shopping and dining
Wellington has heaps of unique local shopping opportunities, from the markets of fresh local food and wine to the quirky shops and second-hand goodies of Cuba Street. There’s a thriving restaurant scene ranging from fancy to simple and easy. The craft beer scene is equally impressive, there are heaps of cafes to chill out in, and if you want to bring back the brunch, this is the place. 

Getting here
It’s easy to get around on your Wellington holiday. The city centre is small enough to walk across, and the public transport system includes buses, trains, ferries and a cable car. To get here, bundle up your flights and accommodation into a Wellington holiday package on Wotif, and you’ll be on your way in no time!


Guide to Exploring Wellington

Top Wellington Hotels

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Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington

75 Featherston St, Wellington
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (997 reviews)

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Government Buildings and Beehive. St Paul's Cathedral and Old ...

AU$158

AU$158
ibis Wellington

ibis Wellington

153 Featherston St, Wellington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (998 reviews)

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Wellington City and Sea and Wellington Cable Car. Old Government ...

AU$87

AU$87
Comfort Hotel Wellington

Comfort Hotel Wellington

223 Cuba Street, Wellington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (967 reviews)

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bucket Fountain and Cuba Street Mall. Civic Square and Courtenay Place ...

AU$82

AU$82
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

147 The Terrace, Wellington
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (3,196 reviews)

This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Cable Car, Beehive, and Old Government Buildings. Civic ...

AU$103

AU$103
West Plaza Hotel

West Plaza Hotel

110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (852 reviews)

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Wellington Town Hall, Michael Fowler Centre, and Civic Square. City Gallery ...

AU$102

AU$102
Willis Wellington Hotel

Willis Wellington Hotel

355 Willis St, Wellington
4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (397 reviews)

Situated in Wellington, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Colonial Cottage Museum and Cuba Street Mall. Civic Square and Courtenay Place are also within ...

AU$72

AU$72
Quality Hotel Wellington

Quality Hotel Wellington

223 Cuba Street, Wellington
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (619 reviews)

Located in the center of Wellington, this family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bucket Fountain and Cuba Street Mall. Civic Square and Courtenay ...

AU$113

AU$113
Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman

Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman

169 Willis St, Wellington
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (639 reviews)

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cuba Street Mall, Civic Square, and Courtenay Place. Wellington Cable ...

AU$93

AU$93
Quest Atrium Serviced Apartments

Quest Atrium Serviced Apartments

154 The Terrace, Wellington
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (579 reviews)

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Cable Car, Beehive, and Old Government Buildings. Civic ...

AU$105

AU$105
CityLife Wellington

CityLife Wellington

300 Lambton Quay, Wellington
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (440 reviews)

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Cable Car, Civic Square, and Old Government Buildings. ...

AU$123

AU$123

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