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City Guide to Wellington

Why Wellington?

WellingtonLocated on a stunning harbour, Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is the political heart of the country, and has a tradition of civic pride in its cultural activities. Downtown Wellington is divided into four quarters, each with its own distinctive feel. Lambton and Willis are where you will find more upmarket shops. Cuba has a bohemian atmosphere with markets and boutiques, while Courtenay has enough cafes to keep the most dedicated coffee drinkers happy. Wellington is well known as a caffeine crazy place. Find out why when you sample some coffee at any number of cafes in the city.

Facts about Wellington

  • Wellington was once voted one of the ‘top spots to live’
  • Wellington is the most southerly capital in the world

Cool places to hangout

Courtenay Place is the main street in Wellington that is host to lots of bars, clubs and pubs so try this street and also these other great venues:

  • Shed 5 - Queens Wharf - 04 499 9069
  • Arizona Bar and Grill - 2 Grey Street - 04 495 7867
  • Backbencher Pub - 34 Moleworth Street - 04 472 3065

Visitor Information Centre

  • Wellington’s i-SITE visitor centre can be found at Civic Square, Corner Victoria and Wakefield Street. Phone number 4 802 4860. The centre is open Monday to Sunday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Plan Your Gap Year to Wellington

Click on one of the links below for more information and useful advice when travelling to Wellington.

Top Things To Do

Top Things To Do in Wellington


Accommodation in Wellington


Emergency Information for Wellington