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Wellington Travel Guide

The capital city of New Zealand, Wellington sits at the southernmost end of the North Island, almost centrally located within the country as a whole. Having a harbour and surrounded by lush greenery the city is an attractive one, and the considered architecture of the city, with it’s many open spaces and well designed layout makes a trip around the city a great experience. There always seems to be plenty of time in Wellington, the general relaxed atmosphere of the city, and New Zealand generally, quickly being picked up by the visitor, who can then relax fully. The city is very much like that, mellow and relaxed, with the options for people to enjoy all that this lovely city has to offer.

Wellington Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Wellington to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Wellington attractions include the Te Papa is great to see for yourself. The Mount Victoria are also well worth seeking out. Wellington’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Wellington tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Wellington based guides who will show you Wellington’s less well known attractions.

Wellington Sports Guide

Wellington’s most popular sport is Rugby Union, which is played by the Wellington Lions at their home: Westpac Stadium. Each year, the biggest event in Wellington’s sporting calendar is International matches at the Westpac Stadium - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Wellington Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Wellington to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Wellington attractions include the Te Papa is great to see for yourself. The Mount Victoria are also well worth seeking out. Wellington’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Wellington tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Wellington based guides who will show you Wellington’s less well known attractions.

Wellington Weather

Discover the best time to visit Wellington courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Wellington. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Wellington over the course of a year in Wellington.

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Wellington Driver's Guide

All you need to drive legally in Wellington is your standard UK driving license. For safety in New Zealand, check your license is valid prior to travel to Wellington.

When you drive in Wellington, in common with the rest of New Zealand, you must drive on the left side of the road. Why not arrange car hire in Wellington before you travel to New Zealand and there are several car hire offices in Wellington where you can collect your hire car.

Guide to Wellington Airport

The Wellington International Airport about 5 miles to the southeast from Wellington. The airport's IATA code is WLG - flights take 26 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Wellington, and taxis are also available. Wellington International Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Wellington.

Wellington Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Wellington, or just need some advice, the Wellington British Consulate is the place to go.

British High Commission
44 Hill Street
Wellington 1

Telephone: (64) (4) 924 2888

Wellington Fact File

City Name: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Time Difference: GMT + 12
Electricity Supply: 230/240V AC 50Hz

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