Wellington Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Wellington

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

    • Air Pollution 4.02 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.6 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.27 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Wellington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wellington.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.65 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.8 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.27 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.01 (Low)
    • Attacks 25.22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.98 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.08 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.34 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.17 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Wellington is 204.8 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.87 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.68 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.66 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.1 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.3 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 106.89 (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.

  • 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 9.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.68 USD

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

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