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About Wellington City, New Zealand

New Zealand’s capital city, is imaginatively positioned between a picturesque harbour and forested green hills. The city is home to memorable arts, cultural and heritage attractions including the national museum, Te Papa. Natural attractions, such as the wild south coast, are within easy reach of the city centre.

Sophisticated yet friendly, Wellington has great shopping and nightlife. The downtown area can match New York with the number of cafes and restaurants per head.

Just north of Wellington city is the Hutt Valley, an area that offers a variety of outdoor and adventure experiences, including bush walks, fishing and thrilling mountain bike tracks.

Porirua, towards the west coast, has a reputation for energy, creativity and talent – it is a significant Pacific Island and Maori art and culture centre.

The Kapiti Coast, less than an hour’s drive from Wellington, is where you will discover world-class wild life sanctuaries, fantastic golf and gourmet food experiences.

Wellington’s waterfront has been transformed into a graceful promenade with shops, restaurants, activities and elegant landscaping making it a real drawcard for visitors and locals alike.

New Zealand’s vibrant capital Wellington is the political centre point of the country and a lively and vivid arts and culture centre. The city is built around an enticing harbour in a hilly landscape, giving the place an enchanting feel. It is also an easily walkable city, where you’ll feel the energy when sauntering through it.

The mixture of different cultures, arts, events, shops and the many cafes and restaurants with outstanding food and wine make it an amazing place to visit.

Wellington’s population is about 500,000, making it the 3rd largest city of New Zealand.

Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War

27 Jan 2017 (Fri) - 30 Apr 2019 (Tue)

Te Papa

This exhibition is on now at Te Papa. The worlds of movies, model making and museums combine to take you on an immersive journey through the battlefields.
To mark the World War I centenary, Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to take you back to Gallipoli. Experience the triumphs and countless tragedies of this 8 month campaign through the eyes of the ordinary New Zealanders who were there.

Grand Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel has special group accommodation rates for groups visiting this exhibition. Please enquire below for details.

The Wellington Underground Market 2018

12 May 2018 (Sat) - 23 Dec 2018 (Sun)

The Wellington Underground Market, Frank Kitts Park, Accommodation

Open Every Saturday* 10am-4pm on the Wellington waterfront, under Frank Kitts Park.
The Wellington Underground Market is best place to find a little slice of creative Wellington. With a vibrant community of local artists stores there’s something for everyone.

Wellington Go Green Expo 2018

10 Nov 2018 (Sat) - 11 Nov 2018 (Sun)

Go Green Expo, TSB Arena Queens Wharf, Accommodation

Explore Eco home/building, food and beverages, advisory services, supplements, organic products and so much more
Go Green Expo is New Zealand’s largest green living and sustainable lifestyle show. This is your one stop shop for everything you need to live a sustainable life.


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Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds Tour 2018

14 Nov 2018 (Wed)

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds Tour, Michael Fowler Centre Accommodation

This is a rare live event and not on to be missed. Bill Murray and German cellist Jan Vogler bring their unique live poetry to Wellington this November.
Watch as the Legendary Hollywood actor Bill Murray teams up with acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler to present 'New Worlds.

Murray brings his irresistible humor and wit to this readings of classic American poetry. Including works by Hemingway, Twain and Thurber, alongside musical selections by Bach, Bernstein, Gershwin, Van Morrison and more.


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Wellington Phoenix VS Perth Glory

2 Dec 2018 (Sun)

Wellington Phoenix VS Perth Glory, Westpac Stadium, Accommodation

Cheer on the Wellington Phoenix this December as they take on Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium

Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2018

15 Dec 2018 (Sat)

Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Basin Reserve, Accommodation 2018

1st Test 2018
Come on down to Wellington's Basin Reserve this December as the Black Caps take on Sri Lanka 1st Test match of the summer.

Wellington Phoenix VS Sydney FC 2019

23 Jan 2019 (Wed)

Wellington Phoenix VS Sydney FC, Westpac Stadium, Accommodation 2019

Cheer on the Wellington Phoenix this January as they take on Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium

Wellington Phoenix VS Melbourne City FC 2018

26 Jan 2019 (Sat)

Wellington Phoenix VS Melbourne City FC, Westpac Stadium, Accommodation

Cheer on the Wellington Phoenix this January as they take on Melbourne City FC at Westpac Stadium

Blackcaps v India - 5th ODI

3 Feb 2019 (Sun)

Blackcaps v India, 5th ODI, Westpac Stadium, Accommodation

Its not truly a kiwi summer without cricket and this summer Wellington is the place.
Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be playing host to the some of the worlds best players this summer, watch as team India drops in to take on the Blackcaps.
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