Located between steep, rolling hills and a stunning harbour is New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Also known as the culture and arts capital.

Much of Wellington’s charm is due to its beautiful wooden houses, historic buildings, museums, and art galleries.


Wellingtonians also enjoy their food, wine, shopping, theatre, music, and dance, with many excellent cafes, restaurants, bars, boutique shops and small theatres.
Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum is hard to miss, with five floors dominating a location on the waterfront and a great place to learn about New Zealand’s art, culture, heritage, and natural history. With a great variety of long term and ever-changing short term inter-active displays, Te Papa is open every day, with free general admission.


Take a stroll from the centre of the city to Oriental Bay for a swim at the beach or try one of the waterfront cafes or bars. Around Wellington, you will discover walking tracks, around the coast, or in the hills, and a chance to visit one of the parks or wildlife sanctuaries.

Hotels In Wellington

Briarwood is an exquisite example of an iconic preserved Heritage Building, circa 1867. The front façade carries a Grade 2 listing under the Historic Places Trust. Briarwood offers three outstanding suites which are the epitome of style and grace supported by a Boutique ‘5 Star’ Luxury Qualmark rating.
QT Wellington
Surprise yourself at QT Wellington, a significant fusion of expressive and luxurious art, technology and indulgence. Loosely based in the new creative capital of the South. QT Wellington is a warm invitation to explore and define one of New Zealand’s most eclectic collections of art and character. This is the ideal hub for cultural connoisseurs from around the world, framed in designer opulence and showcased at a gallery opening that never closed. We’re eager to see what you will bring.
Wharekauhau Country Estate
In Maori, Wharekauhau means “place of knowledge”, as it was here where the wise men would come to learn their craft. The name has remained as a testament to the past. Nearly two centuries later, a large sheep station took its place here and finds itself still in activity today. In this farm setting, overlooking the Palliser Bay, the lodge cultivates a refined art de Vivre, with a welcoming decor that mixes antiques with natural materials. It is surrounded by vast native gardens where the croquet lawn, flowers, orchard and vegetable garden stand alongside one another, with the latter two supplying the restaurant where a delicious revisited “Kiwi” cuisine is served.

Journeys featuring Wellington

Classic Gourmet NZ
From the paddock to the plate, on this classic gourmet Food and Culture tour of New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

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