Wellington is the beautiful and bustling capital of New Zealand, a seaside city ringed by mountains at the tip of the North Island. Known for its film industry, national treasures, and captivatingly rugged landscapes, Wellington is a sophisticated city with a small town feel and so many subtle layers you won't want to miss. A tour de force when it comes to food and fun, it's a good idea to consider rental cars in Wellington, especially since it's sometimes called the world's windiest city.
Wellington packages offer a chance to see some of the country's finest attractions, such as Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand, as well as the local Museum of Wellington City & Sea. The Wellington Cable Car provides fantastic views of the landscape, while Zealandia grants the chance to see rare New Zealand animals, and the Staglands Wildlife Reserve is a hidden hot spot for fauna as well. For those looking for a lovely and relaxing stroll, the Wellington Botanical Garden is the ideal spot.
The simply-named New Zealand Festival held yearly in Wellington is the country's longest-running and largest multi-arts festival. Catch it in February or March, and late March also brings the nearby Wairarapa Balloon Festival, where the skies are filled with these international beauties. CubaDupa celebrates the city's bohemian side, and wild flower children flock from all over for this festival of colors, which is also in March. Foodies should consider Wellington vacations in August in order to catch the creative and competitive Wellington on a Plate culinary festival and the complementary Beervana, a nirvana for craft brew aficionados. Fashion-forward art enthusiasts shouldn't miss autumn's World of WearableArt Awards Show, and internationally-renowned fusion of art and fashion.
In reality, Wellington is full of spirited people and events year-round. Search Travelocity for Wellington package deals and hotels in Wellington to get in on the fun, and browse over 400 airline and 510,000 hotels worldwide!
Travel experiences can completely change our outlook on life. So if you feel you've been running around a hamster wheel lately, get ready to dive into some eye-opening new adventures.
You'll never get bored in Wellington. If you're having problems settling on one thing, here are a few suggestions: