The capital of New Zealand is far from a big city. The North Island’s cultural hub only has about 420,000 people living there, but that doesn’t mean Wellington isn’t packed with activity. With access to the sea and surrounded by mountains, on a clear day Wellington could easily contend as one of the most attractive places in the world.
Plenty of appeal for both the museum crowd as well as the restless outdoors type, Wellington will not quickly run out of things to do. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is a powerful place that tracks the history and heritage of the native tribes in New Zealand, including the Maori, a traditional tribe that now maintains a large population in Wellington. The Weta Cave is another popular museum as it displays special-effect tricks from movies as well as props from movies like “The Lord of the Rings”.
For those wanting to get outside, try a trek through Zealandia. Zealandia is a wildlife preserve with numerous trails for exploring and has become popular for the rare bird species that wander around the area.
Welcome to the world’s windiest city. While wind, and a bit of rain, might be unavoidable, the warmest temperatures occur from January to March.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Wellington. The warmest months in Wellington are December and November, when temperatures reach 80 ˚F. The coolest month is May, when temperatures drop to 33 ˚F. The wettest month in Wellington is September with 4.85 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.61 inches of rain.
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If you want to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 2,613 accommodations in Wellington that have WiFi. 828 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 133 accommodations that have gyms. Driving to Wellington? Then choose one of the 2,077 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 78 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 249 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
We compare vacation rentals, hotels and other bespoke accommodation types from many providers in Wellington, including 2,586 places to stay from Airbnb, 102 accommodations from Priceline and 70 places to stay from Agoda
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