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

  • Save 7% Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour
    Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour111 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf on a half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. See where Middle-...

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  • Save 7% Mount Cook to Queenstown Tour
    Mount Cook to Queenstown Tour1 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Be mesmerised by the alpine surroundings of the truly unique region of New Zealand's South Island as you leave Mount Cook on ...

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  • Save 4% Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
    Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour97 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Days

    Discover the best of Wellington on a scenic hop-on hop-off tour that travels to top sights within the city and surroundings. ...

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  • Save 4% 35-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour
    35-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour1 Reviews

    Duration: 35 Mins

    Join this tour for the unique opportunity to fly in both a Ski Plane and Helicopter! Flying through the remarkable Tasman Val...

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

    • Air Pollution 4.26 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.44 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.76 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.32 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.66 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.88 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Wellington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wellington.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.36 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.06 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.64 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 24.32 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.99 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.8 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.87 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.07 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.62 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.86 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Wellington is 203.96 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.9 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.68 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 14.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.22 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.04 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.08 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.82 (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.

  • 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 8.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.73 USD

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

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