Wellington Local Guide & Tips

Written by Wellington Local Experts! Read articles about and the best things to do and visit in Wellington during your stay.

Best Things To Do In Wellington

Best Things To Do In Wellington

Got a couple of days to spend in the coolest little capital in the world? Take in the best of Wellington and then head further afield to explore everything the greater Wellington region has to offer t...
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Wine Tasting in Wairarapa

Wine Tasting in Wairarapa

A popular weekend escape from Wellington, the Wairarapa is just over the hills from New Zealand’s capital. The drive takes you past rolling paddocks and farmhouses, into some of the country’s tren...
Food and Drink
A Guide To Wellington Walks

A Guide To Wellington Walks

Wellington is often praised for its cultural capital - its world-class restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, concerts and festivals - but the city has an outdoorsy side that’s worth bragging about too....
Adventure
Searching For The Lord of The Rings

Searching For The Lord of The Rings

Must-Visit LOTR Destinations Around Wellington. Wellington is a perfect destination for fans of the movies. Not only were a number of scenes in Lord of the Rings were filmed in the area, but the ...
Arts and Culture
British Lions Tour 2017 In Wellington

British Lions Tour 2017 In Wellington

In June and July 2017, rugby fever in the capital is set to reach full throttle with the British and Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand stopping in Wellington for a week to play two matches. It’s been ...
Editorial
A book lover's guide to Wellington

A book lover's guide to Wellington

Exploring the literary hot spots of Wellington. Wellington may be known as the city of wind, but it is also a city of words with many of New Zealand’s best known authors, poets and playwrights ...
Arts and Culture
A Guide to Wellington’s Beaches

A Guide to Wellington’s Beaches

Where to catch the coast in Wellington. Wellington’s beach scene has something for everyone. Check out these spots next time the sun shines on the city:...
Family Fun
Wellington's Waterfront Sculpture Trail

Wellington's Waterfront Sculpture Trail

Wellington is one of the best places in the country to view a collection of kiwi-inspired art. Aside from the parks, museums, cafes and shops along the way, the walk around the waterfront is pepp...
Arts and Culture
Kick Back and Relax on the Kapiti Coast

Kick Back and Relax on the Kapiti Coast

Wellingtonians favourite getaway spot. The Kapiti Coast is about 50 kilometres north of the capital, it is a favourite destination for Wellingtonians looking for a day in the sun, a weekend away, or e...
Mini Break
Boutique Wellington

Boutique Wellington

Uncovering the best 'independent' establishments to visit in Wellington, New Zealand....
Arts and Culture
Call Of The Wild

Call Of The Wild

Exploring The Wildlife of Wellington. Many people think of Wellington as a place of bustling streets, chic cafes and hip bars, but beyond the central business district, there is plenty to interes...
Family Fun
Family Fun in Wellington

Family Fun in Wellington

One of the great things about Wellington is its compact size, making it an easily manageable place to explore even with young children. We look at the best things to do with kids in Wellington....
Family Fun
Matiu Somes Island

Matiu Somes Island

Despite the fact that it is just a 20 minute ferry ride from downtown Wellington many New Zealanders, and even Wellingtonians, have never visited Matiu Somes Island which sits in the waters of Welling...
Adventure
Best Museums in Wellington

Best Museums in Wellington

Discover Wellington's history, culture and heritage with seven unmissable museums to visit....
Arts and Culture
Wellington's Cuba Street

Wellington's Cuba Street

Much of the magic of Wellington's Cuba Street is woven by the presence of all-kinds-of-people rubbing shoulders harmoniously throughout its 2km of eclectic shops, bars, multi-style music venues, café...
Arts and Culture
Wellington's Cafe Culture

Wellington's Cafe Culture

Exploring the love of coffee in New Zealand's capital city  - our local expert guide to the best cafes in Wellington....
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Wellington In A Day

Wellington In A Day

Our local writer offers a guide to the best things to do if you only have one day in Wellington, New Zealand's capital of cool....
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