Discover boutique hotels in Wellington, New Zealand

When to go

The Windy City’s exposure to the Tasman Sea’s weather systems mean that winters can be harsh; temperatures range from 10C to 14C. But during the summer months from December to March temperatures are about 19C to 24C.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Wellington International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the city centre and less than an hour’s flight from anywhere else in New Zealand. Domestic carriers include Air New Zealand and Sounds Air; from Australia you can also pick up flights on Qantas.
  • Boats

    Ferries travel across the Cook Strait (between New Zealand's North and South Islands) and through the Marlborough Sounds up to nine times daily.
  • Trains

    Tranz Scenic runs the Overlander, which links Auckland and Wellington, taking in the spectacular Mount Ruapehu, river gorges and the world-famous Raurimu Spiral, a single-track railway spiral.
  • Automobiles

    Major State Highways 1 and 2 lead to Wellington.
  • Taxis

    Wellington Combined Taxis is the city’s largest taxi company (+64 (0)4 384 4444). For something different, take a Baxi, a bike-taxi company that runs throughout the CBD (Central Business District).