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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Wellington Tours for you

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

  • Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group
    Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group10 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Half day Lord of the Rings location tour brings the best locations in Wellington City. This is the best way to see Wellington...

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  • Save 7% Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour
    Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour110 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% Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour
    Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour116 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Discover the highlights of Wellington on this guided 2.5-hour coach tour around New Zealands beautiful capital city. Admire l...

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  • Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour
    Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour11 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    On this amazing private tour you will see the top attractions in Wellington city has to offer! You will be driven around the ...

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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 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.21 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.32 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.88 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.79 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.78 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.15 (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 29.37 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.56 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.31 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.11 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.47 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.54 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.46 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.95 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.41 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.92 (Low)
  • Living in Wellington - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Wellington is 204.43 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.71 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.77 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.5 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.57 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.08 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.77 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.74 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 114.04 (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 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.43 USD

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

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