Wellington city center hotels offer some of the best accommodation in the city. Whether you're looking for a stylish boutique hotel or something more affordable, you can choose from a wide range of centrally located hotels. Wellington is a vibrant city with lots to do and see, so it's important to choose a hotel with a central location close to everything.
Wellington's central area is home to many of the city's best restaurants, bars and shops. Choosing a hotel in the area will ensure that you are close to all the action. The Wellington CBD is also home to many of the city's most popular tourist attractions, such as Te Papa Museum and the Houses of Parliament.
If you're looking for a central Wellington hotel be sure to check out the options Central Hotels has to offer. Our hotels offer everything from budget to luxury accommodation, all located in Wellington's vibrant central business district.
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|Studio Naumi Wellington|| |
7.9 / 10
|Adelaida Motels|| |
6.3 / 10
|The Q Hotel Wellington|| |
8.5 / 10
|Establishing Manners Aparthotel Wellington|| |
7.6 / 10
|ibis Wellington|| |
7.7 / 10
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Budget hotels in Wellington city centerEstablishing Manners Aparthotel Wellington ibis Wellington Appearance apartment
5 star hotel in Wellington city centerTravelodge Hotel Wellington Willis Hotel Wellington Bahia Plaza Hotel
Wellington city center hotel with parkingLambton Quay Park Hotel
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Studio Naumi Wellington
213 Cuba Street - Dunlop Terrace
If you are looking for a 5 star hotel in the heart of Wellington then you must visit Naumi Studio Wellington
Featuring an Asian restaurant, the charming 4-star Naumi Studio Wellington Hotel is about 8 minutes' walk from Moore Wilson & Co Limited. In the heart of the Cuban neighbourhood, near the Peak Tram Museum, is this classic-style hotel with 116 rooms.
The hotel is located in stunning surroundings in the heart of Wellington. This charming hotel is a 10-minute drive from Lady Norwood Wellington Rose Gardens. Nearly 20 minutes' walk can also take you to the "Carter Observatory Space Plaza" science museum. Naumi Studio Wellington Hotel is 5 minutes from Taranaki Street from Abel Smith Street Bus Station.
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209 - 211 Adelaide Road
One of the most affordable kid-friendly hotels in central Wellington
Adelaide Motel Wellington is around 20 minutes' walk from Wellington Zoo and around 25 minutes' walk from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. The motel also includes parking.
Wellington city center is a 20-minute walk away. Attractions within walking distance include Newtown Play Park and New World Shopping Centre. This 3-star hotel is a 10-minute drive from Lady Norwood Wellington Rose Garden and other Wellington attractions. Adelaide Motel is 5 minutes from John Street Bus Station on Adelaide Road.
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The Q Hotel Wellington
223 Cuba Street
Naumi Hotel Wellington is one of the most popular hotels in central Wellington with a spa for all types of travelers
The high-quality Wellington Q Hotel is located in the heart of Wellington, a quick 12-minute walk from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Guests can make use of the on-site parking for added convenience.
The 4-star Q Hotel Wellington is an 11-minute walk from Courtenay Place. This quality hotel is just 5 minutes' walk from Wellington city centre. The business premises are 1.1 km away from Civic Square. The 6711 bus stop is 5 minutes from the Q Hotel Wellington.
Budget hotels in Wellington city center
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Establishing Manners Aparthotel Wellington
57 Lili Street
If you're looking for a quiet hotel in central Wellington with free parking, check out Setup On Manners serviced apartments
The Setup On Manners Aparthotel Wellington is a 3-star property with 84 rooms, about an 11-minute walk from Peak Tram Museum. Guests can make use of the on-site parking for added convenience.
Setup On Manners Aparthotel is located in the area known as the Cuban Quarter, a 10-minute walk from Wellington Museum. This eco-friendly apartment hotel is located in Wellington's central business district. The property is also close to New Zealand's Te Papa Tongarewa Museum and the lively Wellington City Art Gallery. Wellington train station is a 20-minute walk away.
Popular City Center hotel destinations
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153 Feather Street
This is also one of the best apartment hotels in central Wellington
Located in the CBD - Lambton Quay area, the 3-star ibis Wellington hotel offers affordable accommodation with currency exchange and lift service. This eco-friendly hotel is located in the center of Wellington, not far from the Wellington Museum.
This eco-friendly hotel is located near the center of Wellington, just 1.5 km from Lady Norwood Wellington Rose Garden. This affordable hotel is just 1.3 km from Wellington's Cuba Street. ZEALANDIA Sanctuary is 5 minutes' drive away. Wellington Interchange Bus Station is just 0.6 km from the Ibis Wellington Hotel, providing excellent transport links across the city.
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One of the most affordable hotels in central Wellington
The 3-star Aspect Apartments Wellington are just 1.3 km from the Hilltop Cable Car Museum and 600 meters from Lambton Quay Street. This aparthotel offers laundry facilities and express check-out for guests' convenience.
The property is located in the center of Wellington, just 2.3 km from National War Memorial. A 15-minute walk to the center of Wellington. This Wellington hotel is near the New Zealand Parliament. Wellington Railway Station is 700 meters away.
5 star hotel in Wellington city center
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Travelodge Hotel Wellington
2-6 Gilmer Terrace
One of the best hotels in central Wellington with a couples spa
Travelodge Hotel Wellington offers accommodation in the CBD - Lambton Quay district, a 12-minute walk from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The hotel has 132 rooms overlooking the port and is a 14-minute walk from Cuba Street.
Adjacent to Frank Kitts Park, the hotel offers easy access to the Cable Car Museum at the top of the mountain. This charming hotel is 3.8 km from Wellington Zoo. Guests can walk to Wellington Railway Station in less than 15 minutes.
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Willis Hotel Wellington
355 Willis Street
Not only is the Willis Wellington a fantastic luxury hotel in the heart of Wellington, it's close to everything
The modern 3-star Willis Wellington Hotel is an 18-minute walk from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand. Located just off Cuba Street, this Wellington guest house has 90 rooms, luggage storage and a restaurant.
The property is very close to Wellington's shopping district and a short walk from Kiwi Art Gallery. Additionally, it is a 6-minute walk from Pablo's Art Studio. It takes 17 minutes to walk to the Civic Square. The 7782 bus stop is 5 minutes from Willis Wellington Hotel.
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Bahia Plaza Hotel
40 East Parade
One of the best hotels in central Wellington with a balcony
Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, the 3-star Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington is a 10-minute drive from the full-dome Planetarium "Space Plaza at Carter Observatory". Close to New Zealand's Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, the 75 room hotel has direct access to the ferry terminal.
The lively City Gallery Wellington is less than 10 minutes' walk away. This Wellington hotel is just a short walk from the beach. Guests can also visit the old wooden St. Paul's Cathedral, about 25 minutes' walk away.
Wellington city center hotel with parking
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Lambton Quay Park Hotel
One of the best large hotels in central Wellington
The 4-star Park Hotel Lambton Quay Wellington has 124 rooms scattered among bars and cafes, 500 meters from St Andrews Presbyterian Terrace. This modern hotel is in the center of Wellington, not far from the New Zealand Parliament.
Designer accommodation in a prime location in the CBD - Lambton Quay area. The city center is about a 15-minute walk away. Wellington Railway Station is 700 meters away.
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Atura Wellington is the furthest from the city center of all quality hotels in Wellington city center
The 3-star Atura Wellington Hotel has a unique location in the heart of Wellington, with direct access to the New Zealand Parliament. Located 1km from Lambton Quay Street, this Wellington hotel has babysitting services, a children's menu and children's board games and has 117 rooms.
This eco-friendly hotel is in central Wellington, next to the ancient Gothic St. Paul's Cathedral. Westpac Multipurpose Stadium is a 5-minute drive away. Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand can be reached within a 25-minute walk. Atura Wellington Hotel is 500 meters from Wellington Interchange Bus Station.
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This is one of the best budget hotels in central Wellington
Located in the Central Business District - Lambton Quay area, the luxurious 5-star InterContinental Wellington offers luggage storage space and a lobby area, 1.9 km from The Great War Exhibition and 1.2 km from Cuba Street. Near the Wellington Museum, this luxury hotel has a swimming pool and gym.
This Wellington hotel is located in the business district, close to Frank Keats Park. This modern hotel is conveniently located near the beach. ZEALANDIA Sanctuary is a 5-minute drive away. Wellington Interchange Bus Station is just 10 minutes' walk from the Intercontinental Wellington Hotel, providing excellent transport links across the city.
Hotels with Pool in Wellington City Center
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10 Gilmer Terrace
One of the best adults-only nice hotels in central Wellington
The comfortable 3-star Wellington Gilmer Apartments are just 5 minutes' drive from The Great War Exhibition. This Wellington aparthotel offers luggage storage and a lobby area, as well as conveniences like an elevator (lift) and complimentary newspapers.
The accommodation is located in the center of Wellington, next to the cable car station. This comfortable hotel is centrally located, close to the Wellington Museum and Central Library. The Beehive is 1.1 km away. Gilmer Apartment Hotel is 0.9 km from Wellington Bus Terminal.
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Copthorne Hotel Wellington, East Bahia
100 Eastern Parade
One of the best hotels for couples in central Wellington
The 4-star Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay is a 10-minute drive from Wellington Zoo. Close to New Zealand's Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, this Wellington hotel features a lounge bar and 118 rooms with stunning views.
This luxury hotel is on a hillside, close to Waitangi Park. Norwood Lady Wellington Rose Garden is a 10-minute drive away. This hotel is close to the Inner Harbour. Within a 14-minute walk, guests can also find Civic Square. The 5000 bus stop is 10 minutes from Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Orient Bay.
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Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel
169 Willis Street
One of the best budget hotels in central Wellington
Located in Wellington's central business district, the 3-star Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel offers amenities such as a lift and free newspapers. An 18-minute walk from Old Government House, this Wellington hotel offers cots and a children's menu for children and includes 76 rooms.
The property is close to the cable car station for quick access to the vibrant Wellington City Art Gallery. Civic Square is 0.7 km from the hotel. The Great War Exhibition is about a 17-minute walk from the hotel.
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Freedom Apartments Wellington
Taranaki Street, 79
It is also one of the largest hotels in the center of Wellington
The comfortable 42-room Liberty Apartment Hotel Wellington is a 10-minute drive from Wellington Zoo. This 4-star luxury aparthotel offers housekeeping and ironing service, plus Wi-Fi throughout the property.
The property is 1.1 km from Wellington Museum. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the center of Wellington. This comfortable hotel puts you just steps from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and close to Wellington Central Branch Library. The 6910 bus stop is 5 minutes from Liberty Apartment Hotel.
Ideally, I would recommend spending at least three or four days in Wellington. That way, you will be able to see many of the Wellington highlights listed below without feeling rushed. During your visit to Wellington, you can add some Wellington days trips to your itinerary as well.Where is the best place to live in Wellington NZ? ›
Mount Victoria (2) and Roseneath (3)
These swanky suburbs overlook the southern side of Wellington harbour and enjoy great sunshine. Some of the priciest homes in the city are located here, especially on the elevated streets. Oriental Bay and its beaches sit at the foot of Mount Victoria.
Wellington regularly ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world according to the Global Liveability Index, topping the list in 2021. It is compact, safe, friendly, and a great place to live. But don't take our word for it—come and see for yourself!What is the history of the Wellington Hotel? ›
The Wellington Hotel's earliest origins are as a house of around 1792. By 1818 it was trading as the Wellington Tavern as it is recorded in Pigot's Commercial Directory of that year. This anticipated the trend encouraged by the 1830 Beer Act which saw many private houses became pubs.What is the best month to visit Wellington New Zealand? ›
The best time to visit Wellington is between March and May (the autumn shoulder season) when the weather is warm but the city isn't overcrowded. Winter, which spans from June to August, is considered low season, and it's typically characterized by strong gusty winds.What is the best area to stay in Wellington NZ? ›
- Wellington CBD.
- Lambton Quay.
- Courtenay Place.
- Te Aro.
- Oriental Bay.
Wellington is New Zealand's most walkable city, new research says. A University of Canterbury paper titled “The x-minute city” found that in Wellington, 35 per cent of residents lived within a 10-minute walk of all amenities, and the average time for any Wellingtonian to walk to all amenities was 14 minutes.Is Auckland or Wellington better? ›
If you're looking for adventure activities then you should head to Auckland. If you're looking for culture then Wellington has the edge. If you want a bit of everything then either city would do!How much money do you need to live in Wellington? ›
If you're considering moving to Wellington, you may have wondered how much money you'll need to live comfortably in New Zealand's capital city. Some people can get by on NZ$60,000 per year, while others may need NZ$150,000 or more to live comfortably and service a mortgage.Is Wellington costly? ›
Summary about cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,684.9$ (5,894.7NZ$) without rent.
Wellington experiences a marine climate with temperatures rarely exceeding 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) or dropping below 39 F (4 C). During the winter months, the city receives southerly blasts which can make it feel much colder than it actually is.What is the oldest pub in Wellington? ›
The Thistle Inn has stood in the same spot on Mulgrave Street, Thorndon since 1840. It received the second liquor license issued in New Zealand and is the country's oldest surviving tavern.Why is Wellington known? ›
Renowned for its creative and cultural heart, Wellington is home to the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa, award-winning eateries, love of coffee, regional wine and craft beer, and boasts a jam-packed events calendar.Why is it called Wellington NZ? ›
Wellington was settled by British settlers in 1839 and named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington and victor of the Battle of Waterloo.What time of year is best to fly to New Zealand? ›
The best time to visit New Zealand is during the summer months of December to March. Expect long, bright, sunny days and temperatures between 61°F and 75°F. It's an ideal time to visit the lovely beaches or enjoy the many outdoor activities available, such as hiking and mountain biking.Does Wellington New Zealand get cold? ›
Winter in Wellington is quite short and never extreme, with the occasional frosts. The temperature in Wellington will rarely rise above 25°C (77°F), or drop below 6°C (43°F). Wellington is however known for its southerly winds in winter, which make the temperature feel much colder.What is the warmest month in Wellington? ›
February is the hottest month in Wellington with an average temperature of 18.5°C (65°F) and the coldest is July at 9.5°C (49°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 12 in September. The wettest month is May with an average of 50mm of rain..What is the most popular street in Wellington? ›
Named after an early settler ship, Cuba Street was once a thoroughfare for Wellington trams, but now this street offers pedestrian-only access to Wellington's most popular street.Which city is best to stay in New Zealand? ›
- Hawke's Bay: Best for food and drink.
- Waikato: Best for rural escapes.
- West Coast: Best for affordable property.
- Queenstown: Best for culture.
- Whangarei: Best for climate.
- Auckland: Best for career opportunities.
Buyers at the top-end of the capital's housing market spoilt for choice. Wellington is on a roll, with a large number of high-end central city homes hitting the market in exclusive suburbs like Oriental Bay, Kelburn, Thorndon and Wadestown. Many feature sweeping harbour views and some come with a lift.
Getting around Wellington is quite easy as there are heaps of different transportation options to choose from including catching a bus, a train, a cable car, or a ferry. One of the best ways to take in as much as Wellington has to offer is by walking.How far is Wellington City from airport? ›
Wellington Airport is 8 kilometres away from the Central Business District (CBD). The average journey is 20-30 minutes depending on traffic flow and time of day.Why do tourists visit Wellington? ›
From the world's best coffee, to scenic views which will blow your mind, a unique and cozy bar scene, and accessibility to both the North and South Islands, Wellington is one of those city's you really shouldn't miss.Does it rain a lot in Wellington NZ? ›
Wellington has around 1200mm of rain per year, a smidge less than Auckland. Wellington has about 122 days with rain or showers a year – compared to Auckland's 136 days per year.Which is colder Auckland or Wellington? ›
|New Zealand Auckland||New Zealand Wellington|
|Ø Daytime maximum temperature||19.80 °C||17.20 °C|
|Ø Daily low temperature||12.50 °C||10.30 °C|
|Precipitation||1,095 mm||1,022 mm|
|Rain days||130.8 days||110.4 days|
There are a number of factors which come into play that make Wellington 'the windiest city' in the world with 178 days a year gusting at or above 63 km/h. Note: if wind speeds average 63 km/h, then this is considered a gale.Which is safer Auckland or Wellington? ›
Despite its size, however, Auckland also boasts an extremely low crime rate. It offers a safety index slightly lower than Wellington's, but it remains unusually high especially when walking alone throughout the day.Which is more beautiful the North or South Island of New Zealand? ›
New Zealand's South Island is larger than the North Island and generally considered more beautiful. It also has a gorgeous coastline, but it is best known for the many mountains and fjords that define its inland.Which part of New Zealand is beautiful? ›
Mount Taranaki is undoubtedly one of the most impressive natural landscapes in New Zealand. This giant free-standing volcano is truly beautiful and can be viewed from afar. It's located in Egmont National Park not far from the city of New Plymouth.Can a US citizen move to New Zealand? ›
If you want to stay in New Zealand permanently, possibly to become a citizen, you need a permanent residency visa. Permanent residency visas can be evaluated based on “points” given for factors like your age, profession, and education level.
The average cost of living in New Zealand for a single person per month, not including rent, is USD$815-$1,000. For a family of four, it's USD$2,950-$3,600 per month.What is the cost of living in New Zealand compared to the US? ›
|New Zealand||United States|
|Currency:||New Zealand dollar (1 NZD = 100 Cents)||US dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)|
|Unemployment rate:||3.3 %||3.6 %|
|Inflation rate:||7.17 %||8.00 %|
|Cost of Living: (USA = 100%)||102.48 %||100.00 %|
What is the Club Dress code? Throughout the Club, the dress code is smart business casual. Gentleman are required to wear collared shirts, and dark denim jeans are permitted so long as they are not ripped or faded.Is Wellington worth going to? ›
Wellington is known foremost as New Zealand's capital, but beyond that the city has made a name for itself as a creative city with an excellent food scene and some of the best cafes in the country. It has some of New Zealand's top cultural institutions and easy access to the surrounding nature.What is special about Wellington New Zealand? ›
Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum, moved to new quarters in 1998. The zoo and botanical gardens feature local species. The Old Government Building (built in 1876) is one of the world's largest wooden structures. Wellington is the home of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the National Symphony Orchestra.Does it snow in Wellington? ›
Despite these cooler temperatures, snow is exceptionally rare in Wellington even in the heart of winter, with yearly lows rarely exceeding 4 degrees Celsius (39 degrees Fahrenheit), keep in mind this is not including the nearby mountain peaks.Does it rain a lot in New Zealand? ›
Rainfall. New Zealand's average rainfall is high – between 640mm and 1500mm – and evenly spread throughout the year. As well as producing areas of stunning native forest, this high rainfall makes New Zealand an ideal place for farming and horticulture.What months are summer in Wellington? ›
Summer: December - February.What is the oldest pub in America? ›
The White Horse Tavern is a National Historic Landmark being America's oldest restaurant, having served guests since 1673. The White Horse Tavern was originally constructed as a two-story, two-room residence for Francis Brinley. It was acquired by William Mayes, Sr. and converted to a tavern.How many pubs are there in Wellington? ›
Listing all 140 Pubs/Bars/Taverns/Hotels in WELLINGTON, Wellington: 3 C Bar & Restaurant.
Pubs like the Terminus, the Cricketers, and the Clyde Quay were all popular live venues of the era, as was the Courtenay Place-based Last Resort. All played regular host to any number of touring bands passing through the capital.What currency does New Zealand use? ›
Currency and payment in New Zealand. New Zealand's unit of currency is the dollar (NZD$).Who is a famous Wellington person? ›
Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington is today more famous as a soldier than as a politician. In fact, as the Prime Minister, he was known for his measures to repress reform, and his popularity sank a little during his time in office. The Duke of Wellington was born in Dublin to the Earl and Countess of Mornington.Where do cruise ships dock in Wellington? ›
Most cruise ships arriving in Wellington berth at Aotea Quay, a 5-minute shuttle ride from the central city. Some smaller ships dock at Queen's Wharf, right in the centre of the city.What tribe is Wellington in New Zealand? ›
The history of the area and it's importance in Māori culture is shown by the names given to the area and its surrounds. The earliest known name for Wellington city, derived from Māori legend, is Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui or the head of Maui's fish.Is Wellington the windiest city in the world? ›
Wellington, New Zealand, is widely regarded as the windiest major city in the world, with an average wind speed of more than 16 miles per hour.What is the nickname for Wellington? ›
“The Windy City”, “Wellywood”… These are just two of the many nicknames for Wellington.Is Wellington New Zealand worth visiting? ›
Wellington's reputation as New Zealand's culinary capital is well-deserved: it has more eateries and bars per capita than New York City. Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, café culture, award-winning restaurants and bars, and great coffee.How many days in New Zealand is enough? ›
New Zealand is a relatively compact country, so you can see most of the country's highlights in two weeks. To explore more of the regions and get off the beaten track, you could easily spend three weeks or more exploring.Which is better Queenstown or Wellington? ›
Wellington has a nice vibe in the central city area however if you live north of the city commuting can be a headache. Queenstown is a tourist destination and can be expensive to live in. It also has the hottest summers and coldest winters. A good location if you like skiing and living by a lake.
If you're looking for adventure activities then you should head to Auckland. If you're looking for culture then Wellington has the edge. If you want a bit of everything then either city would do!Which New Zealand island is better for tourists? ›
Generally speaking, if you want to engage with city culture or explore Maori history, the North Island is for you. If you want to deep-dive into nature, the South Island has plenty of lakes, mountains, fjords, and glaciers to discover.What are the best times to go to New Zealand? ›
The best time to visit New Zealand is during the summer months of December to March, which bring long, bright and sunny days and temperatures of 16°C to 24°C. They're ideal for visiting the lovely beaches or enjoying the many outdoor activities available, such as hiking and mountain biking.What is the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand? ›
High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to New Zealand is August.How much money do you need to go to New Zealand? ›
The average tourist is likely to spend between NZ$200 and NZ$325 a day. A budget trip could come in at NZ$70 – NZ$75 a day while it's best to put aside roughly NZ$400 to NZ$500 per day for a luxury getaway.How much does a 2 week trip to New Zealand cost? ›
So how much does it cost to go to New Zealand? For a two week itinerary, you can expect to pay about $4,070 per person. This is a pretty significant amount of money to spend on a vacation.What is Wellington best known for? ›
Renowned for its creative and cultural heart, Wellington is home to the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa, award-winning eateries, love of coffee, regional wine and craft beer, and boasts a jam-packed events calendar.Why is Wellington famous? ›
Wellington: The Iron Duke. A leading political and military figure of the 19th century, the Duke of Wellington is best remembered for his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815. As a general, he was renowned for his stunning defensive skills.What is the famous street in Wellington? ›
We all know - and mostly love - Cuba Street, but not many of us are familiar with the street name's origin. Despite having popular local haunts like Havana Bar and Fidel's Café related to the country of Cuba, it's actually named after an early settler ship called Cuba, which arrived on our fair shores in 1840.