Wellington is most popular city of New Zealand offering sights and attractions of paramount beauty. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and is also second largest in terms of urban population of New Zealand. It is located on the western side of south area in North Island between two majestic attraction of New Zealand – Cook Strait and Rimutaka Range. The city is considered to be main population center of the North Island’s Southern part and also caters for the administrative responsibility of the whole region of Wellington, inclusive of Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast. Considering the national importance of this city, Parliament house, Supreme Court as well as the civil service offices of New Zealand all are constructed here. Another important part of this city is its international importance in the world because of which most of the Internal airlines land here. Anyone from all over the world can book flight for Wellington without looking for any interconnecting flights. So Get Set Ready for awesome tour of New Zealand.
As per the survey done in June 2016 Wellington is made up of four cities which in total have population of around 409,200 of which more than 95% are residing in urban area. The rest of Wellington area is made up of mainly mountains and rare farms or parks while being situated outside the boundary of urban area. Different from other New Zealand cities, most of the population is residing in CBD (Central Business District). About 62,000 people of Wellington work in the CBD whereas around 58,000 people travel to Auckland’s CBD for work purpose despite this city having four times the population of Wellington.
As per the census performed in 2013 the result in demographic of age, area and gender are as follows:
As with all the cities of New Zealand, Wellington too enjoys all season tourists weather, as in the weather of this city all year round is perfect to plan vacation. The summer season starts from November to April while the peak tourist season is of the months December, February and March. Tourists in peak season consist of both locals of New Zealand and of other countries as the schools in month of December and January are closed for vacation. Another time of holidays for locals is in late October and the Easter weekend. Thus it is recommended to book for accommodation and activities much in advance to avoid any disruption in itinerary planned. The rest of the year also offers cool and pleasant climate that ensures a relaxed time spent for tourists visiting in non peak time.
Wellington International Airport, also known as Rongotai Airport, as it is constructed in the suburban area of Rongotai of Wellington. The airport is about 5.5 km away from the Center of the city in the direction of South East. The airport is the hub of Air New Zealand and its sub branches. The joint agreement of the Wellington City and Infratil by the name of Wellington International Airport Limited is the one that handles the airport. Catering for both International and domestic airlines, the airport offers many facilities that ensure comfortable time spent on the airport before taking off or after landing in the airport:
Considering Wellington is the capital and second most popular and populated city of New Zealand it garners tourists from all over the world. Wellington International Airport caters for both international and domestic airlines. It network with some of the established international airlines is quite smooth and same is with domestic airlines who connect various cities of both North Island and South island with Wellington. Both International and Domestic airlines with their destinations are listed below:
Air Chathams – Chatham Islands
Air New Zealand– Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Melbourne, Queenstown and Sydney
Air New Zealand Link – Blenheim, Christchurch, Gisborne, Hamilton, Invercargill, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga, Timaru, Dunedin and Queenstown
Fiji Airway – Nadi
Golden Bay Air – Takaka
Jetstar Airways – Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Nelson
Qantas – Melbourne and Sydney
Singapore Airlines – Canberra and Singapore
Sounds Air – Blenheim, Nelson, Picton, Taupo and Westport
Tauck Tours – Charter: Blenheim
Virgin Australia – Brisbane
Wellington is home of many brilliantly planned restaurants which are meticulously planned to offer impeccable viewpoint, relaxing ambience, friendly staff and of course the highlight, mouthwatering food and drinks. Although all the eating points and cafes have one or other plus points, some of the restaurants just have to be awarded for their innovative thinking, supreme class of services and delicious food all combined under one roof. Some of the top choices of both locals and tourists alike are:
A cafe adorned with memorabilia of revolutionary days contrasting admirably with cool in-type décor, giving off the ambience of cool and funky feelings is just the place for caffeine addicts. Start your day with your favorite type of cooked eggs with options from pizzas to all kinds of salads accompanied with wellington’s best milkshake ever makes for splendid start to a day. Customers can sit outside in warm weather enjoying the pleasant winds of the city as well while those who wish to take their caffeine shot on the go can use the take away booth facing the street.
Where perfection and class meets cool and relaxed, that is the essence of Logan Brown. Rooted as the best place to eat in Wellington, this place will surely make you visit again and again and might make you miserable if you miss out on the opportunity to dine in this splendid restaurant. Logan Brown oozes deliciousness with every bite of every single dish catered and displayed on the menu. Some of its most ordered dishes ranges from sweet treats like black pudding with Fiordland venison, sour cherries and parsnip. The best part is the bistro menu of only $45 having three courses.
Wellington, although quite popular from the starting itself, shot to fame with shooting and release of movie saga – Lord of the Rings. People from all over the world started pouring in to visit the iconic places of Wellington transformed into Middle Earth. Apart from these crowd pulling places, the city has a lot to offer in terms of beautiful landscapes, mountains, beaches and tours. Two of the most popular tours are:
Zealandia is just the place to visit for all the nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. It is about few minutes away from the center of Wellington. Journey starts from exhibition displaying the success of New Zealand’s conservation movement and natural history. Once the sun sets and the darkness starts spreading the tour will start with an entry into Sanctuary Valley to view the nocturnal pride of New Zealand in their basic environment.
This one is for all the fans of Lord of the Rings who have especially made the plan to visit Wellington for this purpose only. View the middle earth in all its glory as you are guided through all the locations used in the movie. Travelers are carried around in a car with stopping along the way of Shire, Helm Deep, River Anduin and Rivendell amongst others. A guide with full knowledge about all these places keeps you entertained throughout the tour. You can choose from half day to full day tour as per your convenience.
|Wheel Chair Availability||Yes|
|Prepaid Booth (TAXI)||Yes|
|Terminal Interchanging Facility||Yes|
|Domestic Flights Connectivity||Yes|
|One Day Shelter||Yes|
|Taxi Cost||$2.95/ km (NZ)|
|Apartments Rent||Starting from $185 / week|
|Beer||$5.75/ 0.5l (NZ)|
|Mineral Water||$ 1.38 / 1.5l (NZ)|