Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Wellington

The area's museums and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Wellington. Revered for its shopping, gardens and restaurants, this city is both welcoming and walkable. Civic Square and Wellington Cable Car are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Wellington

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Wellington a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wellington Cable Car (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Wellington Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • The Weta Cave (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Wellington

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Wellington is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Botanic Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Mount Victoria Lookout (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Frank Kitts Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Waitangi Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Oriental Bay Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Zealandia (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Wellington

Fly into Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Paraparaumu (PPQ), which is 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Wellington Station, Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station and Wellington Crofton Downs Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Wellington City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 169 holiday rentals near Wellington City. From 16 Cottages to 68 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wellington City for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Wellington City?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wellington City. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wellington CBD: 48 holiday rentals
  • Brooklyn: 27 holiday rentals
  • New Zealand Film Archive: 173 holiday rentals
  • Te Aro: 51 holiday rentals
  • Thorndon: 16 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Wellington City! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Wellington City?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Wellington City with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Khandallah: 146 holiday homes
  • Horokiwi: 161 holiday homes
  • Newlands: 148 holiday homes
  • Linden: 116 holiday homes
  • Kelburn: 140 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Wellington City?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Wellington City. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Zealand Film Archive: 173 holiday rentals
  • Mount Victoria Lookout: 174 holiday rentals
  • Zealandia: 163 holiday rentals
  • Wellington Crofton Downs Station: 169 holiday rentals
  • Newtown Park: 168 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wellington City listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.