Wellington (New Zealand)

Wellington Travel Guide and Trip Resources


A (lovely) windy city

Wellington is the capital and second largest city of New Zealand after Auckland and is situated on the southern end of its North Island. Famous for being extremely windy and site of many unpleasant landings at its international airport, the city is spectacularly set amidst gentle hills and a rugged zigzagging coastline.

What tends to draw tourists to Wellington is the combination of the picturesque scenery that brings them to New Zealand in the first place, and a vibrant city experience consisting of culture and arts as well as great culinary offerings and entertainment. All within city limits.

The Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa), views from Mount Victoria Lookout and the Wellington Cable Car (pictured) are the most important attractions here. But there are plenty of other museums, lookout points and art galleries, so go ahead and explore. To find some of those quirky café's and enormously ethnically diverse restaurants, just head to either Cuba Street or Courtenay Place and walk around for a bit. [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • Wellington is a city in New Zealand. It has a population of 397,900, is situated at an altitude of 43ft and the best airport to fly into is WLG (Wellington International, Wellington)
  • The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Wellington Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

63 63 61 57 54 50 48 48 52 54 57 59

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

3 2.8 3.4 3.3 4.4 5.2 5.4 4.5 3.9 4.5 3.8 3.3

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