Best Time To Visit Wellington
The peak travel months to Wellington are during the months of January, March, December.
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It sits near the North Island’s southernmost point. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname Windy Wellington.
On the waterfront, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national centre focusing on the country’s natural history. From the city centre, a promenade lined with restaurants, parkland and heritage buildings leads to Oriental Bay. The Mt. Victoria Lookout has panoramic views of the city and harbour. The Carter Observatory houses the Space Place planetarium. The city is home to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.