Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (1380)
  • Food (790)
  • Museums (633)
  • Restaurants (576)
  • Culture (481)
  • Cafes (393)
  • Nightlife (320)
  • Art (299)
  • Entertainment (279)
  • Sightseeing (242)

Wellington was highly rated for museums by 33 guests from the United States!

Looking for fun and unique tips from travelers who know Wellington?

Is there more to shopping in Wellington than just brand-name stores?

Robyn
Robyn, New Zealand

27 days ago Report

Really enjoyed crawling up Cuba street and finding the second hand and vintage shops

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Wellington.

James
James, New Zealand

28 days ago Report

Shopping in Wellington is average to good. Wellington has retail ranging from high-street brands to high-end designer suit retailers and everything in-between such as boutique and used item retailers. Auckland probably has more retailers to offer the hardcore shopper but the choice is still somewhat limited and still marginally expensive. But if you want a shop till you drop experience then NZ is not the best place. The UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Australia all offer more in terms of retail and market shopping.

Why do you recommend Wellington for food?

Roselyn
Roselyn, New Zealand

5 days ago Report

Being an older couple with limited ability to walk far we spent a lot of time eating and drinking coffee in some of the many cafés. La Boca Loca in Miramar is a great place.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Wellington?

Roger
Roger, New Zealand

29 days ago Report

Loved 'The Beat Girls' at Public bar and restaurant. Very talented and entertaining trio.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Mary
Mary, New Zealand

7 days ago Report

The Chocolate Fish Cafe 100 Shelly Bay Rd Maupuia
or The Chocolate Frog Cafe, Miramar, Wellington

What makes the people from Wellington so friendly? Tell us your story.

Anonymous, Unknown location

17 days ago Report

We were walking in the street, getting a bit lost. A man noticed and offered to help without us even asking. He missed his turn to cross the road to help us!!

Why do people say Wellington can be seen best by foot?

Roselyn
Roselyn, New Zealand

5 days ago Report

Because everything is within easy walking distance and on the level and you want to avoid driving through the one way streets.

What did you discover about the museums in Wellington that wasn't in the guidebooks?

GWYNNE
GWYNNE, The United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

The (free) guided tour of Parliament is well worth a visit - our guide was far more informative and interesting than the many tours we have been on to the House of Commons/Lords in London.

Tell us what you really thought about the art in Wellington?

Kirsten
Kirsten, New Zealand

4 days ago Report

Love the poems at the waterfront, love the sculptures along the waterfront and on Lambton Quay - art is everywhere!

What effect did the scenery in Wellington have on you?

Catherine
Catherine, Australia

11 days ago Report

I stayed at Oriental Bay and hired a bike for 2 hours to see the bay and surrounds. Really fun way to see the sights and water views. Loved the quaint Victorian architecture. Visited Zealandia Bird Sanctuary to see many rare or endangered birds. Wellington is such a pretty place

What's the best way to spend the day at a cafe in Wellington?

Kirsten
Kirsten, New Zealand

4 days ago Report

By going to several cafes along Cuba Street and a visit to the library cafe on Civic Square is a must.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Wellington?

Christine
Christine, New Zealand

27 days ago Report

Go to theatres, museum and art gallery; but look around the streets with their little galleries, the music scene in little bars, etc

Did the theater performances in Wellington live up to their reputation?

Roger
Roger, New Zealand

29 days ago Report

We loved seeing 'Watch' (a play) at the newly refurbished Bats Theatre.

Why is the atmosphere in Wellington something people rave about?

Maxine
Maxine, New Zealand

3 days ago Report

It has a buzzy vibrant arty atmosphere which is always changing. NZ Parliament is here. It is a great mix of old and new architecture. Even when the weather is appalling, it doesn't seem to hinder the overall experience.

What's the best way to make the most of Wellington by foot?

Jason
Jason, New Zealand

16 days ago Report

get out and about and explore the sights and beautiful scenery it has to offer round the waterfront or just sit outside and enjoy the restaurants and bar scene

Which foodie haven did you discover on your recent trip to Wellington?

Marta
Marta, New Zealand

17 days ago Report

Tea Leaf Tea shop, Commonsense Organics, One-off Clothing shops on Cuba Street, Caffe Eis gelato

How can you enjoy the sights in Wellington while avoiding the crowds?

Heather
Heather, New Zealand

12 days ago Report

I went on a 2 hour guided walk around Wellington, and discovered many interesting things about the history and buildings.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Wellington.

Anonymous, Unknown location

21 days ago Report

Walking around the many hills or botanical gardens

What makes Wellington one of those classic city-trip experiences?

GLENN
GLENN, New Zealand

19 days ago Report

Try the fish and chips at the Wellington Fish Market in Cuba St. Great fish, good choice and big serving.

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