Wellington Tourism, New Zealand

Visit Wellington - Best of Wellington

If you look at the Wellington map, you will realise that this capital city of New Zealand is surrounded by snow capped mountain ranges towards the south, golden beaches towards the north and by green plains and vineyards towards the east. Wellington is sometimes called the world’s ‘coolest little capital’! On your Wellington tour, you are bound to be impressed by its vibrant arts scene, world class cafes and restaurants, golden beaches and its active outdoor lifestyle.

Wellington tourism’s major USP are its wildlife sanctuaries, its architecture and its craft beers! Set around an attractive waterfront, Wellington is a creative, cosmopolitan city. It combines the sophistication of a capital metro and the charm and warmth of a small village.

Wellington Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Wellington tips for your visit

  • Do carry a hat with you; it will protect you from the sun and your hairstyle from the winds! Also, don’t forget to carry a sunscreen while visiting in the summers.
  • Don't forget to taste local sea food delicacies.
  • Do visit the wildlife sanctuaries around Wellington.
  • Don't spend your day inside your hotels! Explore the beautiful beaches and bays of Wellington.

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Facts and Stats for Wellington*

  • Pollution Statistics in Wellington

    Know the pollution level of Wellington before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 2.63 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 24.22 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.59 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.31 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.09 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.9 (Very Low)
  • Wellington: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Wellington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wellington.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.1 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.98 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 19.53 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25.41 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30.24 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.49 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.94 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.56 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24.18 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.3 (Low)
  • Living in Wellington - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Wellington is 206.89 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.43 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.77 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 12.82 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.8 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.23 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.55 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 119.88 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Wellington

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wellington

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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